Bioinformatics Operations Manager

Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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United Kingdom,London,London,

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Bioinformatics, Operations, Manager, ISO, laboratory, pipeline, stakeholder, operating strategy, qua

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14 Jan, 2019

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Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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Bioinformatics Operations Manager

Bioinformatics, Permanent, Central London!

Paramount are working in partnership with Genomics England to help expand their team - after successfully completing the 100,000 Genomes Project recently they are working together with the NHS to launch the World's First Genomic Medicine Service. This will transform the way patients are cared for in the future.

A fantastic position has become available in their Production team for a Bioinformatics Operations Manager to ensure smooth operation of the bioinformatics pipeline in accordance with ISO 15189 standards, supporting formulation, implementation and delivery of the bioinformatics operating strategy.

This role would be ideal for a candidate with extensive bioinformatics experience who has some team leadership skills as well.

You will be accountable for the optimal day-to-day running of the results pipeline, updating senior and external stakeholders on pipeline status, reporting to the quality team and being accountable for facilitating problem resolution and continuous improvements.

Your main responsibilities will involve:
-Leading a team specialised in operating the bioinformatics pipelines and clinical interpretation to ensure smooth processing and return of results to the NHS
-Monitoring delivery and conducting operational trouble shooting using bioinformatics tools and implementing varied and sustainable continuous improvements that drive successful KPI delivery
-Constantly reviewing and seeking to improve operational performance and efficiency, meeting both current and future bioinformatics business requirements
-Interfacing with operations teams within other functions across Genomics England
-Ensuring the reporting of the pipeline status is up-to-date
-Working to continuously improve operational processes and promoting a quality
-Deputising for the Head of Production as required

The ideal Bioinformatics Operations Manager should fulfil the following criteria:
-Knowledge of working within an ISO accredited lab (essential)
-Experience running operations in a large company or laboratory, preferably within IT (essential)
-Solid skills set in Bioinformatics (essential)
-Strong record of leadership of multiple stakeholder groups while under tight timelines
-Solid expertise of using continuous improvement methods in an operational setting to achieve operational objectives
-Data management, operational and scientific problem-solving skills
-Must have demonstrated excellent ability to interface with customers and internal teams
-Knowledge of JIRA and Confluence desirable, as well as exposure to Lean processing

In return you will receive a competitive salary and work in a fantastic location, with the opportunity to contribute the creation of a new Genomic Medicine Service now that the 100,000 Genomes Project has been completed. This would be a perfect opportunity for someone who is looking for a new challenge, and has several years' experience in Bioinformatics (with managerial and operations experience).
Only candidates who are eligible to work in UK (UK/EU passport and/or indefinite leave to remain) will be considered.

If you're interested in the role and think you could be a good fit, please apply and send your up-to-date CV to Anna (; +44 121 616 3469).

Keywords: Bioinformatics, Operations, Manager, ISO, laboratory, pipeline, stakeholder, operating strategy, quality, clinical interpretation, troubleshooting, SOP, Standard Operating Procedure, Genomics, production, ISO 15189, London, 100,000 Genomes Project, UK

Paramount Recruitment Limited provides services as an agency and an employment business. We regularly have similar roles in this area. Please see our website for details or send your CV in to us to find out the latest opportunities.

Company Name:

Paramount Recruitment Ltd


No. 5 Lower Temple Street,No. 5 Lower Temple Street


Staffing Firms


United Kingdom


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Pharmaceutical Recruitment



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+44 (0)121 616 3460

Specialist in Permanent, Contract and Interim recruitment solutions to the Pharmaceutical and Life Science industries throughout Europe.

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