|Recruiter:||The Wellcome Sanger Institute|
|Listed on:||20th June|
|Salary/Rate:||£56,245 - £68,212|
|Contact Name:||The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute|
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Salary in the region of £56,245 - £68,212 (dependent on experience) plus excellent benefits
Fixed term contract - 3 years
We seek a Technical Director to provide technical leadership for the development and delivery of HDR UK-Cambridge's informatics strategy, to support the site's research aims. The post holder will collaborate across HDR UK-Cambridge's partner institutions and other HDR UK sites to facilitate interoperability of health data records both nationally and locally. The Technical Director will represent HDR UK-Cambridge in wider technical discussions, contributing to the development of national HDR UK approaches and standards.
Candidates should have a higher degree in computer science, or equivalent relevant experience, and have substantial experience of IT systems strategy and implementation in the biomedical research or NHS environments, including understanding of relevant standards. Candidates should also have demonstrable leadership experience and extensive experience of technical project conception, planning and implementation.
Health Data Research UK is the new national institute for data science for health, which is being established in 2018 with long term (10 year+) funding support from research councils, UKRI, charitable and governmental research funders. The mission of HDR UK is to drive improvements in the health tripartite of patients and populations through research at regional and national scale. To deliver this mission, the Wellcome Sanger Institute (WSI), EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), and the University of Cambridge (UoC) and its associated hospitals came together as the HDR UK Cambridge partnership.
The Wellcome Sanger Institute is a charitably funded research centre and committed to training the next generation of genome scientists. Focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease and a world leader in the genomic revolution, our mission is to use genome sequences to advance understanding of human and pathogen biology in order to improve human health. We aim to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens. Our science is large-scale and organised into Programmes, led by our Faculty who conceive and deliver our science, and supported by our Scientific Operations teams responsible for all data production pipelines at the Institute.
Our Campus: Set over 125 acres, the stunning and dynamic Wellcome Genome Campus is the biggest aggregate concentration of people in the world working on the common theme of Genomes and BioData. It brings together a diverse and exceptional scientific community, committed to delivering life-changing science with the reach, scale and imagination to pursue some of humanity's greatest challenges.
Our Benefits: Our employees have access to a comprehensive range of benefits and facilities including:
Genome Research Limited hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and will consider all individuals without discrimination and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, where everyone can thrive.
Please include a covering letter and CV with your application. Closing date for applications: 18th July 2019