919-AW-37026931-EXT – Senior Genomic Data Linkage Manager Job at Public Health England – in Home Based

Job Description

Reference number



£48,859 – £62,286


Grade 7

Contract type

Fixed Term

Length of employment

until 31 March 2022

Type of role

Health Professionals

Working pattern


Number of posts



Home Based/Colindale

About the job


Public Health England exists to protect and improve the nation’s health and wellbeing, and reduce health inequalities. We do this through world-leading science, knowledge and intelligence, advocacy, partnerships and the delivery of specialist public health services. We are an executive agency of the Department of Health and Social Care, and a distinct delivery organisation with operational autonomy. We provide government, local government, the NHS, Parliament, industry and the public with evidence-based professional, scientific and delivery expertise and support.

The Public Health England (PHE) Genomics Cell is central to the analysis of SARS-CoV2 sequence data to inform the pandemic response. We seek a talented data manager with experience of large health datasets and excellent organisational skills to join the Genomics Cell to work on a project to support COVID-19 Genomic analysis.

Job description

In England, PHE acts as the central point for all patient data processing and storage, allowing viral sequences to be linked to a range of information from PHE and other NHS systems for analysis. Data flows from local NHS and Lighthouse Laboratories into PHE where they are processed and linked within a secure area of the PHE Data Lake to provide a unique dataset for public health analysis. The post holder will take responsibility for delivering this linkage and managing the resulting datasets within England.


The successful applicant will develop and maintain SQL-databases and systems for receiving and managing demographic and clinical data relating to individuals whose viral samples have been sequenced. They will track and generate reports on the data received and will liaise with laboratory staff to investigate and resolve data quality issues. The post holder will be required to collate, clean and harmonise data from various sources and keep databases up to date. They will be expected to distribute subsets of information from the master databases on the instructions of PHE staff.

The successful applicant will have a thorough understanding and practical knowledge of SQL as well as an understanding of health informatics, information technology, and knowledge of data services. Drawing on the post-holder’s knowledge and experience of linking large complex datasets, the post-holder should be able to demonstrate knowledge of suitable programming languages (e.g. Python, Perl, R) to enable large scale data manipulation. The applicant must demonstrate knowledge of information governance and project assurance. The role will require well developed and demonstrable written and analytical skills. The post-holder must have excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work effectively both autonomously and within a team.

Please see the attached Job Description for further details on this roles main responsibilities.


  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
  • A Civil Service pension

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Company: Public Health England –

Company Location:  Home Based

Job Category: Engineering Jobs, Mechnical Jobs, Electrical Jobs

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