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Clinical Research Interface Lead

London, England

Company Description

Genomics England partners with the NHS to provide whole genome sequencing diagnostics. We also equip researchers to find the causes of disease and develop new treatments – with patients and participants at the heart of it all.

Our mission is to continue refining, scaling, and evolving our ability to enable others to deliver genomic healthcare and conduct genomic research.

We are accelerating our impact and working 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

We're recruiting the role of Clinical Research Interface Lead, a unique opportunity to ensure benefit to both healthcare and research through shared learning and diagnoses and research opportunities. In this role, you'll work with a wide range of internal functions – Clinical, Design and Research, and Technology to make the inner workings of our diagnostic discovery function as simple and automated as possible, whilst ensuring operational excellence and, above all, clinical safety in returning results to clinicians. You will also be crucial in planning and implementation of campaigns generating awareness and understanding from our target audiences of clinicians and researchers in order to grow this function, making it the beating heart at the center of the Genomics England infinity loop, and the realisation of our translational strategy.

Key accountabilities:

  • Streamline processes in the clinical research interface, fostering collaboration between healthcare and research.
  • Coordinate closely with clinical and diagnostic discovery teams, providing leadership and oversight.
  • Collaborate with technical experts to enhance technical platforms and pipelines for efficient reporting and collaboration.
  • Cultivate strong relationships with researchers and stakeholders, ensuring access to necessary resources.
  • Engage with the academic community to promote CRI pathways and drive diagnostic discovery.
  • Partner with the Development Team to explore new diagnoses or insights via industry partnerships.
  • Develop reporting systems to track outcomes and impact, internally and externally.
  • Lead the expansion of the CRI function, building and guiding a high-performing team.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to navigate complex research proposals and ensure compliance.

Skills & Experience for Success:

We anticipate that the ideal candidate will have/be:

  • An experienced operational leader within a clinical or research setting, with a focus on process improvement, metrics monitoring and stakeholder engagement.
  • Have an understanding of technology and an interest in its application.
  • Strong leadership and team-building skills, with a commitment to fostering an inclusive and collaborative work environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities, with the capacity to engage diverse stakeholders effectively.
  • Demonstrated project management expertise, with the ability to drive initiatives from conception to implementation.
  • Some knowledge of genomic research and diagnostics preferred, with a keen interest in advancing precision medicine.
  • Strategic thinker with a passion for driving innovation and making a meaningful impact on healthcare delivery.


PhD or equivalent experience in the life sciences

Additional Information

Salary from: £53,000

Being an integral part of such a meaningful mission is extremely rewarding in itself, but in order to support our people, we’re continually improving our benefits package. We pride ourselves on investing in our people and supporting them to achieve their career goals, as well as offering a benefits package including:

  • 30 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays), with additional days for long service awards
  • A generous pension scheme of up to 15% combined contribution
  • Life Assurance (3 x salary)
  • Individual learning budgets for every colleague, a Blinkist account and a wide variety of courses on our portal
  • A wide variety of wellness benefits including Gympass, a Headspace account, free weekly Yoga classes
  • Enhanced maternity & paternity benefits
  • Blended working arrangements

Talk to our Talent Team and find out how a career with Genomics England will benefit you.


Genomics England is actively committed to providing and supporting an inclusive environment that promotes equity, diversity and inclusion best practice both within our community and in any other area where we have influence. We are proud of our diverse community where everyone can come to work and feel welcomed and treated with respect regardless of any disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, or social background.

Genomics England’s policies of non-discrimination and equity and will be applied fairly to all people, regardless of age, disability, gender identity or reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, being pregnant or recently becoming a parent, race, religion or beliefs, sex or sexual orientation, length of service, whether full or part-time or employed under a permanent or a fixed-term contract or any other relevant factor.

Genomics England does not tolerate any form of discrimination, harassment, victimisation or bullying at work. Such behaviour is contrary to our virtues, undermines our mission and core values and diminishes the dignity, respect and integrity of all parties.

Genomics England operates a blended working model as we know our people appreciate the flexibility. We expect most people to come into the office 2 times each month as a minimum. However, this will vary according to role and will be agreed with your team leader. There is no expectation that staff will return to the office full time unless they want to, however, some of our roles require you to be on site full time e.g., lab teams, reception team.

Our teams and squads have, and will continue to, reflect on what works best for them to work together successfully and have the freedom to design working patterns to suit, beyond the minimum. Our office locations are Canary Wharf, Cambridge and Leeds.

As part of our recruitment process, all successful candidates are subject to a Standard Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We therefore require applicants to disclose any previous offences at point of application, as some unspent convictions may mean we are unable to proceed with your application due to the nature of our work in healthcare.

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As part of our recruitment process, all successful candidates are subject to a Standard Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We therefore require applicants to disclose any previous offences at point of application, as some unspent convictions may mean we are unable to proceed with your application due to the nature of our work in healthcare. If you do not disclose a conviction that is identified on a DBS check, this may result in an offer of employment being withdrawn. This information may be shared with those internally who have a legitimate interest in the hiring process. Under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, do you have an unspent criminal conviction and/or unspent conditional caution to declare?

Diversity and Inclusion is important to Genomics England. We want an organisation where you can bring your whole self and feel welcome and included in our mission and workplace. We use the answers to these questions completely anonymously to track and report on our progress in attracting and hiring a diverse workforce. Your answers to these questions are not visible to recruiters or hiring managers and are not used in the selection process.

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