Head of Sequencing - Next Generation Sequencing -London

Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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24 Jul, 2017

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Head of Sequencing Technology Development - NGS- London

Paramount are working in partnership with Genomics England to expand their team in order to deliver success with the 100,000 Genomes Project. This is a challenging and fast moving project with the aim to carry out whole genome sequencing on 100,000 participants. Genomics England works with key partners to collect, transport, store, quality check and sequence the samples from participants. The aim for this project is to create a new genomic medicine service for the NHS - transforming the way people are cared for. Patients may be offered a diagnosis where there wasn't one before. In time, there is the potential of new and more effective treatments.

In addition to running the sequencing on 100,000 participants; Genomics England, in collaboration with key technology partners and experimental sites, runs a technology development pipeline. This includes experimental work, new technology assessment and development of omics samples analysis pipelines.

The Head of Sequencing Technology Development will work with key partners to develop a technology development pipeline and will be expected at times to act as a deputy for the Director of Sequencing and Sample Acquisition for relevant tasks. Operating within the Sampling and Sequencing Team responsibilities will include:

*To act as a subject matter expert on sequencing technologies, and NGS applications
*To manage the development of a service development pipeline
*To carry out analysis on experimental and development work
*To deputise for the Director of Sequencing and Sample Acquisition on appropriate tasks, including managing supplier relationships and services.
*To look for and build opportunities for collaborations with relevant commercial companies and work with other internal teams to do this.
*To transfer service development studies into main programme pipeline.
*To provide updates on service development projects and present findings
*To work closely with both the sample & sequencing team, and bioinformatics
*To actively looking for ways of improving our automation processes and approaches and implementing continuous improvements

Essential skill, knowledge and behaviours required:

*Educated to at least graduate level in Biological sciences, Genetics or Bioinformatics with a relevant postgraduate qualification, or experienced to an equivalent level.
*Established as a subject matter expert in NGS technologies.
*Must have good knowledge of whole genome sequencing, and an advantage to have additional experience in transcriptomics, epigenetics and ctDNA sequencing
*Must have experience of analysing NGS data
*Expertise in the analysis of large complex data sets.
*Experience in the analysis of whole genome sequencing data, an advantage to have additional experience in transcriptomics, epigenetics and ctDNA sequencing or analysis
*Must have excellent communication, influencing and presentation skills. Must be confident to have challenging conversations.
*Proven ability to work effectively with suppliers, strategic partners and other third parties
*Independent, highly organised and experienced at driving improvements.
*Ability to prioritise and balance competing demands.
*Ability to communicate effectively within a multidisciplinary team.
*Proficiency in Linux and basic command line skills, preferentially proficient in Python or R
*Ability to balance competing demands and work under pressure
*Experience of working across multiple teams which may have conflicting priorities.
*Experience in working on large complex projects
*Experience in developing collaborations and interacting with key opinion leaders.
*Demonstrable experience of driving high level collaboration to success.
*Ability to lead a small team and to develop and mentor colleagues
*Knowledge and experience of working in a clinically accredited environment (desirable).
*Project management skills (desirable)

Please do not hesitate to contact Lauren Gripton at lgripton@pararecruit.com, or call (+44) 121 616 3460 to discuss this opportunity further.

Keywords- Sequencing, illumina, NGS, next-generation sequencing, next generation sequencing, genetics, genomics, molecular biology, head, manager, group leader.

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


B1 1QU




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Pharmaceutical Recruitment



Phone No. :

+44 (0)121 616 3460

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

Our goal is to assist our candidates in finding that “perfect fit” between individual skills and experience and the right career opportunity. We identify and only present the positions that accurately reflect a chosen professional path. We discuss opportunities in detail, respect choices and ask permission prior to presenting any details to prospective clients. We brief and prepare every candidate for client meetings, and once the interview process is complete, provide feedback in a timely manner.

Our clients choose Paramount because:
• We are a Corporate Member of REC (Recently Inspected)
• We aspire to build long-term partnerships
• Our consultants are highly trained with expert market knowledge
• We are one of the most effective advertisers on the Internet
• We provide tailored Recruitment Solutions
• We keep up-to-date with Industry information – Salary scales, market knowledge, skills shortages

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Established in January 2003, Paramount Recruitment is an independent recruitment consultancy which has grown to be one of the leading recruiters to the Healthcare, Pharmaceutical and Scientific industries, throughout the UK and Europe.

Our Vision is to be internationally recognised and admired as the number one recruitment solutions provider to the Healthcare Pharmaceutical and Scientific industries.

Our Mission is to employ the best Consultants, whose aim is to deliver a professional and superior service to ensure our clients achieve their business goals and our candidates attain their career aspirations.
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