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Bioinformatics Quality Manager

Bioinformatics Quality Manager – 6 months – fixed term

Genomics, London, Permanent

Paramount are working in partnership with Genomics England to expand their team. To build on the success of the recently completed 100,000 Genomes Project the Government tasked NHS England with support from Genomics England to launch a new NHS Genomic Medicine Service. Through 7 Genomic Laboratory Hubs this offers equitable access to the 55 million people in England to the latest genomic medicine and research which will lead to faster diagnosis and personalised medicine.

Currently their Bioinformatics team are looking for a Bioinformatics Quality Manager to join them for 6 months on a maternity cover basis. This role would be ideal for a Bioinformatician with extensive experience working in NHS accredited laboratories.

You will be responsible for maintaining and supporting the quality procedures for the bioinformatics pipelines. You will also be supporting the Bioinformatics QA processes, updating Head of QA on Bioinformatics pipeline activities, and being proactive for facilitating resolution and continuous improvements.

Your main responsibilities as a Bioinformatics Quality Manager will be:
-Ability to carry out a gap analysis of existing pipeline processes against the ISO15189 and/or ISO13485 standard.
-Support the writing/ update of SOPs for all aspects of the pipeline and ensure they comply with the standards.
-Ensure that the bioinformatics pipeline (Operations and Development) complies with the ISO standards.
-Ongoing support for the bioinformatics team regarding the quality management system.
-Promoting a ‘continuous improvement’ culture.
-Constantly reviewing and seeking to improve KPIs and QA metrics performance and efficiency, meeting both current and future bioinformatics requirements.
-Carrying out and supporting technical audits and bioinformatics risk assessments for the operations and development procedures.
-Monitoring non-conformities, clinical safety incidents and deviations to make sure resolutions and appropriate CAPAs are in place.

The ideal Bioinformatics Quality Manager will fulfil the following criteria:
-Essential to have knowledge of working within an ISO accredited lab (preferably ISO 15189/ ISO9001 or ISO13485).
-Experience performing technical audits and risk assessments.
-Understanding of Bioinformatics code/algorithms and defining the root cause analysis in case troubleshooting of the pipeline is needed.
-Solid expertise of using continuous improvement methods to achieve QA objectives.
-Strong organisational, time management and planning skills.
-Self-motivated, with excellent ability to work on own initiative.
-Excellent team-working skills with willingness and ability to engage with others at all levels of the organisation.
-Ability to work under pressure without compromising the quality of work.
-Excellent written and interpersonal skills.
-Good attention to detail.
-Desirable to have knowledge of JIRA and Confluence.

Genomics England works with key partners to collect, transport, store, quality check and sequence the samples from participants. They are working with the NHS to launch the world’s first Genomic Medicine Service. Patients will have access to personalised treatment when there was no option for them before.

In return you will receive a competitive salary and the opportunity to make a real difference and contribute to the project at its most exciting phase. If you’d like to know more about the position and apply, please feel free to contact Anna with an up-to-date CV (alauterjung@pararecruit.com or +44 (0) 121 616 3469).

Keywords: Bioinformatics, Bioinformatician, Quality Manager, Quality Management, NHS, laboratory, pipeline, ISO 15189, Operations, Development, QA, Genomics, Genetics Research, algorithm, London, UK

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