Clinician Scientist Fellowship in Rare Disease Genomics

Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Posted
17 Apr 2019
Closes
28 May 2019
Specialty
Other
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Hours
Full Time

Location: Role to be based in the London offices at QMUL, Dawson Hall, Charterhouse Square, EC1
Duration: 1 year Fixed Term. Full-time (with potential for part time work if preferred by the successful candidate).
Salary: According to current pay scale

Genomics England are seeking to appoint a Clinician Scientist Fellow in Rare Disease Genomics. The post holder will work as part of the Chief Scientist’s team and Participants’ project at Genomics England across a range of areas. The particular areas of focus will be to (i) support the further development of the Genomics England bioinformatics interpretation platform; (ii) support academic and industry researchers working or planning projects in the Genomics England research environment. The post may require some flexibility with regard to key responsibilities, due to the fast-moving nature of Genomics England’s work.

The role would be well suited to a Clinical Genetics consultant or a trainee with more than 9 months specialist training experience (at ST3+) who is interested in gaining experience in the establishment of whole genome sequencing in mainstream use in the NHS. The post would also be suitable for clinicians from other specialties with relevant experience in genomics. The preference is to recruit an individual with a higher research degree.

Key Responsibilities

  • To work as part of the Chief Scientist’s team and Participants’ project at Genomics England across a range of tasks to deliver the 100,000 Genomes Project Rare Disease Programme.
  • To support the further development of the Genomics England bioinformatics interpretation platform.
  • To support academic and industry researchers working or planning projects in the Genomics England research environment.
  • To take part in core rare disease clinical activities at Genomics England including gene panel curation, refinement of clinical data models and medical case review.
  • The role will involve joint working with other members of the Chief Scientist team, and Informatics and Bioinformatics teams and with NHS Genomic Medicine Centres (GMCs) and Genomic Laboratory Hubs (GLHs), NHS England and members of the Genomics England Clinical Interpretation Partnership (GeCIP).

Education & experience

Essential

  • Medically qualified, with CCT in at the time of commencement of the post or have more than 9 months of relevant specialist training experience at ST3+ level.
  • Experience in genomic medicine (at Consultant level or to the level of an established trainee in Clinical Genetics). 
  • Experience working within the NHS.
  • Understanding of confidentiality, and the Data Protection Act 1998.

Desirable

  • A higher research degree

About Genomics England

Genomics England, a Government-owned company, was created in in 2013 to deliver the 100,000 Genomes Project to sequence whole genomes. In 2018, the Health Secretary announced the expansion of the 100,000 Genomes Project to see 1 million whole genomes sequenced by the NHS and UK Biobank in five years and an ambitious vision for genomic medicine in the NHS – with plans to sequence 5 million genomes over the next five years. Genomics England’s vision is to become the world leader in genomic medicine; at the forefront of embedding a new way of predicting, diagnosing and treating patients that will be transformative. 

For more information about the organisation and to apply, please see following website: https://www.genomicsengland.co.uk

Further information about the role 

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Richard Scott, Clinical Lead for Rare Disease (richard.scott@genomicsengland.co.uk).

To apply, please click the apply button.

Closing date:  Tuesday 28th May 2019
 

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