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Genomic Research Coordinator

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inclusive
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

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Come and join our research team and help us improve prenatal diagnosis and genetic services

Band 6 Genomic Research Coordinator required

Do you want to help us transform the quality of NHS prenatal diagnostic and genetic services? We are seeking a skilled and enthusiastic genomic research coordinator funded by the NIHR Great Ormond Street Biomedical Research Centre to join our team based in the North Thames Genomic Laboratory Hub at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Our team is delivering transformation in patient care by using circulating cell free DNA to develop innovative approaches to diagnosis and monitoring, improving non-invasive prenatal diagnosis based on analysis of cell free DNA (cfDNA) in maternal blood and using whole genome sequencing to transform clinical services.

If you are committed to contributing to a team delivering excellence in research in genetics and genomics and would like to gain experience in translational research, this is the post for you. This Band 7 post is available immediately for three years. You will be joining an enthusiastic, friendly, motivated multidisciplinary research team working closely with the consultants and research nurses. This is an ideal opportunity to contribute to translating research into clinical practice for the benefit of patients. This role would be suited to someone who wants to gain necessary experience for a genetic counselling role.

Main duties of the job

The primary role of the post holder will be to support the development of several key theme projects circulating DNA (ctDNA), non-invasive prenatal diagnosis based on analysis of cell free DNA (cfDNA) in maternal blood, whole exome sequencing (WES) and whole genome sequencing (WGS) and donor-Derived Cell-Free DNA (ddcfDNA) as part of the 2022-2027 GOSH BRC.

The post-holder will work collaboratively with the lead consultants and lead research nurses, throughout GOSH, GOS-ICH and other collaborating Trusts to assist with patient consent, sample collection and delivery, data collection and management, project deliverables and more widely across the Trust and the UCL GOS ICH. The postholder will be expected to work fully on site for at least three days per week, as well as attending other face to face meetings as required. The postholder may also be required to visit other units across North Thames and maybe beyond, particularly to our Partner Trusts in Birmingham, Sheffield and Liverpool.

For enquiries or an informal visit please contact Natalie Chandler, Dauda Bappa - or Lyn Chitty -

About us

GOSH is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from bias and discrimination.We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture where all staff are valued, respected and acknowledged. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability status or length of time spent unemployed.We particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, people with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions and LGBT+ community members.We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, a member of Business Disability Forum and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.We have active and Executive supported BAME, LGBT+ and Allies, Disability and Long-Term Health Conditions and Women's staff networks. Staff networks are employee-led groups formed around interests, issues and a common bond or background. Staff network members create a positive and inclusive work environment at Great Ormond Street Hospital by actively contributing to the Trust's mission, values and efforts specific to inclusion. All of our staff networks are open to any employee.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both documents please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification

GOSH Culture and Values


  • GOSH Values

Academic/Professional qualification/Training


  • Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline (e.g. Genetics)


  • Masters in Genomic Medicine



  • Either practical experience of monitoring clinical trial research activity or practical experience of the research process or direct involvement in the administration of clinical trials research
  • Experience of working in a clinical research environment in either a pharmaceutical company, NHS Trust or a university
  • Experience of multidisciplinary working, both internally and externally
  • Experience/knowledge of genomics
  • Experience of managing information systems and developing databases and spreadsheets
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the UK/EU legislation for management of clinical research
  • Able to work under supervision
  • Knowledge of the Data Protection Act
  • Willingness to undertake administrative duties as required.
  • Knowledge of Genetics


  • Good knowledge and understanding of the UK/EU legislation for management of clinical research
  • Understanding of the NHS R& D and NIHR structure and functions



  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to interact effectively with clinical/non-clinical staff and patients
  • Positive, can do attitude to work
  • Able to handle sensitive and/or confidential information
  • Experience of clinical sample handling, registration and processing
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills with ability to prioritise tasks effectively
  • Excellent IT skills including MS Office suite and databases
  • Ability to multitask and work on more than one project at a time
  • Ability to work independently under the direction of senior staff
  • Ability to pay attention to detail and maintain accurate records
  • Accountability - Takes responsibility for own actions, works effectively as a team member and promotes good team working
  • Openness - Shares information and good practice appropriately
  • Mutual respect - Treats others with courtesy and respect at all times


  • Experience with Laboratory information management systems

Employer details

Employer name

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


Great Ormond Street Hospital

Great Ormond Street



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