Principal Bioinformatic Infrastructure Engineer

Eastern AHSN (Academic Health Science Network) has an exciting opportunity for a principal bioinformatic infrastructure engineer to join our health informatics team, delivering a portfolio of work that focuses on providing secure environments for storing and accessing health data for research and innovation.

Salary: £65,535 to £77,863 (depending on skills & experience)

Hours of work: Full time. Flexible working hours/ options compatible with the
role can be discussed.

Deadline: Tuesday 20 June 2023 at 07:00am

Planned interview date for shortlisted candidates: Wednesday 28 June in person at our Cambridge office.

This is a chance to join a fast growing, dynamic company, whose purpose is to turn great ideas into positive health impact. Citizens, academia, health services and industry achieve more working together than in isolation. As part of a national network, we make this happen by bringing together all partners in the health sector, to develop and deliver innovative care. We are an independent company funded mostly through public money from the NHS, but we work with a wide range of innovative organisations in the public and private sectors.

A bit more on the role

We are looking for an experienced technical lead to join the health informatics team to support the delivery of a diverse portfolio of work. We work across the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, academic institutions and other stakeholders across the East of England to provide a support framework for research and development.

In the case of research, we are providing continuity of specialist skills and knowledge required to support bioinformatics, data strategy and management, by the development of a pool of experience that can be drawn on without individual appointments being linked to grant timelines. This allows smaller research groups to focus on new research rather than infrastructure to manage data movement, as well as the ability to kick start new research areas via resource flex projects. An example of this work is the CYNAPSE project with the Clinical School at the University of Cambridge.

We are expanding the team to ensure that we can offer cross cover and increase diversity of background and skill sets. This will allow us to support further initiatives to modernise and democratise access to research data.

A key aspect of this role will be interfacing with the programme management office throughout the development of projects, in addition to the clinicians, academics and other users of the solutions provided.

This post is based in our Cambridge office, and could be wholly office based, or a mixed model working from home and the office. There will be an occasional requirement to travel within the Eastern region and attend events or meeting further afield.

How to apply

To apply please submit your CV and a covering letter by 07:00am on Tuesday 20th June to [email protected] specifying your motivation for applying and how you meet our person specification. For an informal discussion, please contact [email protected].

If you are shortlisted for interview, these will take place in person on Wednesday 28 June in Cambridge.

Download the job description and personal specification now

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a pension scheme with up to 10% matched company contributions, access to an employee assistance programme, learning & development opportunities, and 27 days paid leave in addition to bank holidays.

We are committed to the employment and career development of people living with a disability. As part of this commitment, we operate a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants living with a disability who in the collective opinion of the selection panel meet the essential criteria for the role for which they have applied. If you wish to be considered for this scheme, please advise [email protected] by no later than the closing date above.

We really encourage applications from suitably qualified candidates, particularly from diverse backgrounds, so that we truly represent the rich diversity of our region.  Please consider filling in an equality and diversity monitoring form.  The completion of this form is entirely optional and there are no consequences for your application if you choose not to provide such information. It will not be seen by anyone involved in shortlisting applicants for interview, or anyone involved in the interview itself. The information provided will be kept confidential and will be used for monitoring purposes only.



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