Technical Director - Health Data Research UK
The Wellcome Sanger Institute
£56245 - £68212
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.
Higher degree in computer science or similar numerical discipline [or relevant practical experience working in the health informatics domain]
Substantial experience of IT systems strategy and implementation in either the NHS or a biomedical research environment, including understanding of relevant standards
Extensive experience of technical project conception, planning and implementation
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, with the ability to absorb complex information and quickly identify the key points
Understanding of data science tools and techniques, ideally in a research context
Ability to work effectively across organisational boundaries
Demonstrated leadership, including management of budgets, people, and projects
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated ability to communicate technical subjects to people at all levels
Excellent team workingskills, ability to build strong relationships across a complex partnership organisation
Excellent time management and proven ability to manage multiple tasks while dealing with evolving plans and priorities
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop strong collaborative working relationships internally and across a wide range of stakeholders
Excellent negotiating skills and diplomacy
Previous track record in health informatics research
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:
Group Defined Contribution Pension Scheme and Life Assurance
Group Income Protection
Private Health Insurance
25 days annual leave, increasing by one day a year to a maximum of 30
Family friendly environment including options for flexible and part-time working, a childcare voucher scheme, Campus Nursery and Summer holiday club
Two days paid Employee Volunteering Leave a year
Employee Discount Scheme
Campus Gym, tennis courts and sports hall plus a range of dining facilities
Active Campus Sports and Social Club
Free Campus Bus Service
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