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Genomic AI Network Director

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£107,637 to £122,695 a year Pro-rata. Figures quoted are not including HCAS.
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 9
Part Time
The NHS Genomic AI Network of Excellence is seeking a Network Director to lead the development and delivery of this newly formed entity, commissioned by NHS England to accelerate the adoption of AI in genomic medicine in the NHS. The Network Director will work with partners across the AI and Genomics ecosystems to build a community of leadership and expertise, identifying key areas of practice and coordinating efforts in the development of delivery models and generating the evidence required to support adoption of AI innovations. They will work closely with the Network's Clinical Lead to provide strategic direction and operational leadership across the Network's programmes of work.

It is an exciting time to join this innovative healthcare field as both genomics and AI gather pace across multiple areas of medicine. The post holder will have the opportunity to create meaningful impact in a new, cutting-edge genomics service in the NHS, leading on national and regional programmes to introduce innovative technologies for the benefit of patients. They will be an experienced leader of change across multiple stakeholders, with an in depth understanding of the current AI and genomics environments, the challenges they face and the opportunities for innovation and change.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide overarching leadership to the Genomic AI Network of Excellence,
  • Develop a clear Network strategy, aligned with that of the national NHS Genomic Medicine Service and other national stakeholders, defining the Network's position within the Genomics and AI ecosystem and maximizing our impact
  • Lead the Network's partnership strategy, developing effective NHS, academic, industry and third sector collaborations to maximise opportunities for the use of AI in genomic medicine
  • Work across the Network to identify national priority areas for transformation and deliver regional and national collaborative programmes to accelerate AI adoption
  • Identify and leverage funding opportunities to resource emerging priorities
  • Oversee the Network operating model and work packages, including oversight of the delivery framework, its resources, activities, systems and dependencies across multiple entities.
  • Oversee effective translational research approaches in the generation of evidence to support service adoption within the NHS
  • Maintain a working understanding of developments in the AI and Genomics environments, including technical and ethical challenges
  • Ensure the Network maintains a patient centred approach at its core, prioritising patient benefit in programme design and delivery
  • Ensure the Network's ongoing commitment to delivering equity of access across our diverse population

About us

NHS England have commissioned 8 NHS Genomic Networks of Excellence to leverage partnerships across the NHS, academia and industry to drive the introduction of genomic technologies. The Genomic AI Network of Excellence will operate at the intersection of genomic medicine, AI development, and translational research to accelerate the adoption of AI solutions into NHS genomic medicine services. The Network will:
  • Build a national community in AI & genomics, acting as a hub for engagement in the identification of unmet needs and the development of clinically deployable tools
  • Work in partnership with existing contributors in the AI and genomic medicine environment to collectively create the conditions necessary for the adoption of innovation
  • Inform and support nationally led solutions to address the distributed nature of NHS genomic informatics, producing frameworks for common approaches and solutions
  • Deliver exemplar translational research programmes to generate evidence for adoption, including data mining and natural language processing, variant interpretation, and AI deployment platforms
  • Build public and patient understanding of AI within genomic medicine

The Networks of Excellence are a new component of the existing NHS Genomic Medicine Service (GMS), with delivery supported by GMS clinical and programme management resource. GAIN is co-hosted by the South East GMS and the Central and South GMS. The Network Director post is hosted at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description and person specification for the full detail of role responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Education to PhD/ Masters or equivalent professional experience.


  • Formal qualification in AI, Machine Learning, Informatics, or Computer Science
  • Formal qualification in complex programme management

Knowledge & experience


  • Proven experience of implementing AI, Data, or digital innovation in complex environments.
  • Understanding of Artificial Intelligence and its strategic and operational applications in healthcare settings, including current and emerging technologies
  • Experience of facilitating and managing transformational change, innovation or service redesign within and across organisations to deliver healthcare improvement, effectively working in teams at senior levels


  • Knowledge of genomics and genomic medicine services.
  • Highly developed knowledge and understanding of the changing NHS environment, national and international healthcare developments.

Skills & ability


  • Able to contribute, develop, champion and drive a strategic vision for an organisation internally and externally.
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking and negotiation skills in the context of complex topics, resistance to change and challenging operational environments
  • Ability to communicate complex or contentious information with a wide and varied audience where there may be a need to influence and negotiate to achieve the desired outcome

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Gassiot House

Westminster Bridge Road



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