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Organisation
NHS Test and Trace
Locations

Royal Leamington Spa, United Kingdom

Application Deadline
Reference
02_1604403596

Fixed Term Contract

We're currently seeking Data Scientists based in and around Leamington Spa with experienced of processing large scientific data sets to work within a state of the art, high output diagnostics laboratory environment as part of the UK's NHS Test and Trace programme.

As well as playing a vital role in supporting society's return to a more normal way of life by helping to break the chains of COVID-19 transmission, you will also gain invaluable experience and exposure to some of the country's most highly skilled individuals in the scientific community.

This represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to go above and beyond to support public health, while also extending your already accomplished scientific data skills and positioning your career for further success and growth.

Your responsibilities:

In the role of Data Scientist, you will be responsible for the analysis of sample data and correct tracking and recording of the analysis in the appropriate LIMS database, to the lab's accreditation standards. You will be expected to process large data sets accurately and to identify anomalous results.

Your priority will be to manage the flow of data out of the laboratories, resulting in correct patient sample reporting. You will also analyse non-clinical data as part of process optimisation and escalate any quality control issues relating to reagent performance to the quality manager.

Your experience:

In order to be successful in the role, you'll need the following education and experience:

Education:

  • BSc Honours degree in a biological science

Experience:

  • Proven track record in processing large scientific data sets accurately
  • Previous experience working with PCR datasets
  • Knowledge of diagnostic test, particularly PCR
  • Previous experience within a laboratory environment
  • Expert use of database and data analysis tools
  • For a Lead role - you will also need experience of line management and have the ability to delegate workloads and work across a remote platform.

In addition, the following experience is also desirable but not mandatory:

Experience

  • Practical experience using or administrating Oracle, MS-SQL and Postgres SQL databases.
  • Experience with Sportfire, R or other visualization and analysis packages.

In return:

As well as a competitive rate of pay (with a 20% uplift applied for night working and end of contract bonus), you'll receive comprehensive training on relevant lab procedures and equipment.

This role will work on a shift pattern and will include day, evening and weekend shifts. Please speak to our team to learn more.

You will also be joining a diverse and hugely welcoming team. Diversity at NHS Test and Trace is about reflecting the communities we serve, holding the principles of equality and inclusion at the heart of everything we do and all that we stand for, embracing differences, creating possibilities, and growing together. We aim to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and their talents are nurtured, empowering them to contribute fully to our purpose.

This is literally a once in a lifetime opportunity to join a team of highly skilled individuals, all focussed on delivering the best possible outcome.


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