Bioinformatics Community Manager


Genomics England

London, United Kingdom
Full Time
2y ago

Company Description

Genomics England successfully led the world-leading 100,000 Genomes Project, which compared and analysed individuals’ genetic codes to help diagnose, treat and prevent illness.

We are accelerating our impact, working with the NHS to further develop and embed genomic healthcare and research in Britain.  We work with patients, doctors, scientists, government and industry to improve genomic testing, and help researchers access the health data and technology they need to make new medical discoveries and create more effective, targeted medicines for everybody.

Job Description

Our Bioinformatics Community Manager will lead the planning and implementation of strategies for the development of our community of Scientists and Engineers in Bioinformatics. 

This role will support our teams build on their professional strengths in the widest sense, while offering them opportunities to stay at the cutting edge of Science and Technology. This will be achieved by initiating and maintaining productive collaborations at Genomics England, as well as with external research and innovation communities.  

  • Build our internal bioinformatics community for one of the largest Bioinformatics teams in the country (e.g. internal seminars, learning communities, demystifying bioinformatics series).
  • Reaching out to the world to help us realise our team's full potential (e.g. organising courses, conference representation, wider community building).
  • You will work closely with the People Team to design and implement programmes to support strong talent pipeline in Bioinformatics.
  • Collaborate with Talent Acquisition and Communications to explore ways to promote GEL as an employer of choice
  • Partner with L&D to manage and proactively update the skills matrix/career framework for bioinformatics

The success of the Bioinformatics Community Manager will result in significant improvements of our staff recruitment, scientific and technical training plus outreach activities.

This will be done with a focus on our teams working in Bioinformatics, Research, Engineering, Cancer, Rare Diseases and Applied Machine Learning related fields


Skills & Experience for Success


  • Strong scientific communication skills, as demonstrated by significant public  speaking and written communications for wider audiences.
  • Experience of collaborations across organisations in academia, government and private sector
  • Creating/building recruitment pipelines using innovative ideas within Bioinformatic communities 
  • Experience and passion for teaching and helping people  
  • Capacity to organise and deliver exciting scientific outreach and communication activities. 



MSc. degree or equivalent practical experience in academic or commercial settings

Additional Information

The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary and benefits package along with the opportunity of working  and collaborating with the best researchers and bioinformaticians in the UK.

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