Job Vacancy: Director of Health Informatics, HDR UK Cambridge

Job Vacancy: Director of Health Informatics, HDR UK Cambridge

Location: Cambridgeshire
Salary range: £71,584 – £81,810. Fixed-term until 31 March 2023

Closing date for applications: 10 March 2019


Health Data Research UK Cambridge is looking to recruit a highly-motivated, strategically aware and skilled Director of Health Informatics to join our pioneering organisation. The role will be based at the Wellcome Sanger Institute on the Wellcome Genome Campus.

Formed in April 2018, Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) has six UK sites, comprising 22 universities and research institutes, whom work collaboratively as foundation partners to make game-changing improvements in people’s health by harnessing data science at scale across the UK. HDR UK Cambridge is based at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and its collaborative partners are:

  • Wellcome Sanger Institute
  • EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute
  • Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • University of Cambridge

In conjunction with the HDR-Cambridge Director, you will feed into the overall HDR national strategy for Informatics by leading the formulation and implementation of the health informatics strategy and integration of health data for the new HDR-Cambridge partnership site. This will include:

  • Build and manage the HDR-Cambridge health informatics team
  • Project conception, planning and implementation in health informatics
  • Overseeing the operation of HDR-Cambridge’s core hardware, network, software and data infrastructure and working with the HDR Cambridge Programme Manager on operational matters.
  • Development and implementation of appropriate security and governance strategies, including ethics and data protection.

Key to this role will be the ability to foster new collaborations and identify future opportunities (with a focus on informatics-related dimensions) to continue the growth of the programme. A key member of the Senior Leadership Forum at the Wellcome Sanger Institute you will also hold honorary posts (when deemed necessary) at other partner organisations within HDR Cambridge (i.e. Cambridge University and its associated hospitals and EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute.

You will have substantial working experience at a senior level in a complex organisational structure with a strong track record in health/clinical informatics research including a broad and detailed understanding of ethical and regulatory issues related to clinical research.

A strategic thinker, you will be able to demonstrate senior leadership in managing budgets, people and projects and establish and develop key networks and collaborators.

We are looking for a motivated, creative and flexible individual with a personal ethos of continuous improvement. If you think you have the attributes, skills and experience that we are looking for, please go to our job description and recruitment pack to find out more.


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