Program Manager, Population Sequencing

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

Company equity

10% pension

Private medical care

Share purchase scheme

25 days annual leave

Gym membership

Life and Critical Illness Insurance

Annual bonus scheme


Job Description

Program Manager, Population Sequencing

Illumina Laboratory Services (ILS), Cambridge UK

Permanent / Full Time

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



As Illumina has driven down the cost of whole human genome sequencing below $1000, never before has the opportunity to utilize next generation sequencing to improve human health been greater. Numerous governments and large-scale healthcare systems have recognized the opportunity to use population-scale genomic sequencing to deliver personalized medicine for their patients at a previously unprecedented scale.


Illumina aims to provide a comprehensive sequence-to-answer solution to national healthcare systems, including genome sequencing, interpretation, reporting, and clinical decision support on the scale of hundreds of thousands of patients.  Crucial to the success of population sequencing will be the development of innovative bioinformatics software solutions for genome interpretation and reporting that will interface directly with health care systems, including hospitals, providers, and genomic medicine centers.  The Program manager of Population Sequencing role in the Enterprise Informatics Business Unit will work with multiple Illumina departments and diverse clinical customers to develop and deliver comprehensive informatics solutions to enable this vision.



  • Interface with customers at hospitals and genomic medicine centers, bioinformatics, and national health care agencies to understand the requirements for a successful implementation of genomic sequencing into the health care system.
  • Build out a comprehensive program to deliver the required bioinformatics, software, clinical support, clinical interface, and implementation pieces of a scalable sequence-to-answer solution for a national health care system.
  • On a daily basis, work closely with customers, product owners, and project leads to coordinate product and solution implementation timelines and track key metrics associated with deliverables.
  • Partner closely with clinical and regulatory, bioinformatics, and research and development colleagues at Illumina to develop and manage the delivery of multiple informatics and software solutions to customers.
  • Coordinate meetings and communications with stakeholders internally and externally.
  • Identify, troubleshoot, and escalate issues in project execution and delivery.


  • Proven in leadership roles on major projects in genomics and medicine within biotech/pharmaceutical organization, research institute, or academic medical center.
  • Must have demonstrated excellent ability to interface with customers and internal teams in both clinical and genomics settings, and be able to work cross-functionally through many teams to execute goals.
  • Must have experience managing complex projects across multiple stakeholder groups, and have demonstrated team building and people management skills in a complex environment.
  • Must have proficient written, communication and presentation skills with the ability to present to clinical, scientific, and corporate audiences.
  • Willing to work in a fast paced, competitive environment.
  • Must be willing to travel up to ~25%.




  • MD or PhD and background in genomics and clinical or translational research is required.  PMP certification and/or MBA is a plus.
How to Apply

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of Illumina’s newest ventures and to have a direct impact on the Illumina’s goal of bringing the power of genomics to the healthcare sector


Interested parties should go to our careers website and register their interest using the reference 3764BR

About Our Organization

All About Us:

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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