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Bioinformatician (Information Analyst Specialist)

Band 6

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Bioinformatician (information analyst specialist)
Band 6
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Capital Quarter 2/University Hospital of Wales
£30,401 to £37,267 per annum
16/12/2019 23:59

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Public Health Wales Microbiology Cardiff is situated within the University Hospital of Wales and Llandough Hospital and is one of the largest Microbiology Laboratories in Wales, providing a wide range of diagnostic services to hospitals, clinics and general practitioners of South Glamorgan and throughout the Principality.  The laboratory offers a comprehensive Bacteriology service, incorporates a specialist Virology centre, Molecular and Mycology units, the National Anaerobe Reference Unit, Specialist Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Unit the Wales Centre for Mycobacteria and the newly formed Pathogen Genomics Unit.  The Clinical Laboratories are ISO accredited and approved by a number of bodies for training purposes.

As part of an all-Wales Microbiology network that provides support for Health Protection across Wales, Public Health Wales Microbiology Cardiff could be required at short notice to respond to public health emergencies, including outbreaks and other emergency situations.

The Pathogen Genomics Unit (PenGU) Bioinformatics is the software development and analysis support arm of the Microbiology Division. It supports genomic diagnostics, bespoke software development, genomic surveillance of communicable disease and infections in Wales, and provides support for Health Protection Teams in outbreak investigation and control.

We are seeking an enthusiastic person to join our team within PenGU.  The role will include the provision of bioinformatics support to the Pathogen Genomics Programme for Public Health Wales and directly contributing to the research activities of the Unit. The individual will assist in the development of the infectious disease genomics service.

Applications are invited from enthusiastic and self-motivated, graduates in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or a related discipline.

We offer a varied, challenging and rewarding work environment, with the opportunity to be at the forefront of Microbiology in Wales, prospects for personal and career development with access to further education and training (through close links with Cardiff academic institutions).

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

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Applicant requirements

Welsh language skills are not necessary

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Further details / informal visits contact

Informal visits are actively encouraged and further information can be obtained by contacting, Dr. Sally Corden, Head of the Pathogen Genomics Unit; e-mail

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