Deputy Project Delivery Manager, DNA Sequencing (Genomics England Project)

Job Location
Little Chesterford
Cambridge, UK,
Industry leading remuneration package which would include company equity, annual bonus scheme, 10% pension contribution, private healthcare, gym membership, share purchase scheme and more!

Annual bonus scheme

Company equity

25 days annual leave

10% pension

Private medical care

Gym membership

Job Description

Deputy Project Delivery Manager, DNA Sequencing 
(Genomics England Project)
Temporary/12 months
Illumina Cambridge, Little Chesterford


Illumina are one of the global leaders in NGS (Next Generation DNA Sequencing) technology, providing innovative hardware, reagent and software solutions that are revolutionizing the genomics and healthcare space.  As a pioneer in this area, Illumina collaborate with a number of prestigious research centres and academic institutes to help validate technology, raise company profile and drive product development.
Illumina has been collaborating with Genomics England on a landmark project to sequence 100,000 human genomes as part of a far-reaching human health research plan.
Illumina are looking for a proactive Deputy Project Delivery Manager to assist with coordination of the resources of this key Illumina venture.  We are looking for candidates who have a strong grasp of fast paced laboratory sampling process, who understands the opposing demands of speed, quality, cost and customer satisfaction and can help define a process to achieve the right balance. The incumbent will be expected to work closely with our external partners to facilitate everything from sample reception to satisfaction appraisal at the point of delivery, so needs to be a highly credible Illumina representative.


Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with management of people and resources as part of cross-functional team to deliver against a service level agreement
  • Collect information for technical reports, summaries, protocols and quantitative analysis, and present data at regular progress review meetings both internally and with customers
  • Involved in the execution of high quality, integrated cross-functional plans for projects.
  • Maintain rigorous standards required to meet ISO accreditation
  • Coordinate with external laboratories to facilitate sample reception, processing and delivery of results to agreed targets.
  • Ensure smooth data coordination within the production site
  • Work closely with the Process Development function to appraise and advise on the production efficiencies

Interact with customers and internal groups eg Fast Track Services and Illumina Clinical Services Laboratory, applications group, computational biology, molecular biology and sequencing groups, for the purpose of establishing equivalent, synchronized production sequencing infrastructure and analysis capability for human genome sequencing.


Preferred Educational Background:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in related field.


Preferred Experiential Background:

  • Proven project/service management experience in a commercial or academic environment
  • Track record of delivering results and managing projects set against a background of service level agreements and deliverables
  • Innovative and able to think tactically at many levels, highly cooperative without confrontation
  • Able to multitask effectively and interact with multi-disciplinary teams which would include engineers, scientist, IT professionals, senior managers and commercial staff.
  • Experienced in genomic and genetics
  • Experience working in regulated environments - ISO or GMP/GLP knowledge.
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access).
  • Ability to analyse and resolve problems independently.
  • Strong organizational skills and very detail oriented – must be able to map out the needs of the project and assign priorities accordingly.
  • Strong emphasis on Quality and “right first time” mentality
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, analytical and interpersonal skills.


This role would suit someone who has a sound understanding of managing high throughput laboratory contract testing or analysis services in a regulated environment, and is comfortable working to service level agreements.  The role offers the opportunity to work on a high-profile project that is leading the way in combining healthcare and whole genome sequencing.  If you feel you are up to the challenge of managing the people and resources for an exciting collaborative project then this may be the opportunity you have been looking for.

How to Apply

Interested parties should log into Illumina careers webpages and use the reference 5249BR to apply.

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Headquartered in San Diego, California, Illumina (NASDAQ: ILMN), is a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of next generation life science tools and integrated systems for large-scale analysis of genetic variation and biological function. These systems are enabling studies that were not even imaginable just a few years ago, and moving us closer to the realization of personalized medicine. With the innovative advances in our sequencing technologies, we are rapidly impacting the clinical market in areas such as reproductive health and oncology. The expanding Illumina oncology portfolio of next- generation sequencing NGS and microarray technologies is revolutionizing cancer genomics research. Our customers include a broad range of academic, government, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and other leading institutions around the globe.


lllumina has experienced phenomenal growth from $10 million in revenues in 2002 to over $1.9 billion in 2014. Forbes named Illumina #1 on the 2009 list of 25 Fastest-Growing Technology Companies in the United States, the second time over a three year period that Forbes ranked Illumina #1 on its list of rapidly growing technology companies. Illumina was also named #1 smartest company in the world as part of MIT’s 2014 Technology Review.  As of December 2014, the company had a $26 billion market capitalization.

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