Program Manager, Population Sequencing (Illumina)

Job Location
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

Annual bonus scheme

Share purchase scheme

10% pension

25 days holiday

Private Medical Insurance

Gym membership

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.  In partnership with Genomics England, we are pioneering genome sequencing and interpretation to deliver personalized medicine to entire populations and health care systems.


Illumina aims to provide a comprehensive sequence-to-answer software solution for Genomics England and the National Health Service, including genome sequencing, interpretation, reporting, clinical decision support, and supporting infrastructure scalable to hundreds of thousands of patients.  The Program Manager role in the Enterprise Informatics Business Unit will oversee the delivery, implementation, and integration of multiple Illumina software products into a single comprehensive solution for genome interpretation.  Success in this role will require experience in executing complex software deployments, as well as the agility to meet varied customer requirements at hospitals, diagnostic labs, and genomic medicine centers across the National Health Service. 



  • Oversee and coordinate the on-time implementation of key software, clinical support, clinical interface, bioinformatics, and infrastructure pieces of a sequence-to-answer solution for a national health care system scalable to hundreds of thousands of patients.
  • Interface with customers at hospitals and genomic medicine centers, scientists, clinicians, and national health care agencies to ensure the successful roll-out of software products, and to ensure that customer requirements are met.
  • 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.
  • Coordinate meetings and communications with stakeholders internally and externally.
  • Identify, troubleshoot, and escalate issues in project execution and delivery.


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.




  • Proven experience in leadership roles managing major software project development, deployment, or integration; experience with clinical genomics within a biotech/pharmaceutical organization, research institute, or academic medical center is a major plus.
  • Must have demonstrated excellent ability to interface with customers and internal teams in both clinical and software settings, and be able to work cross-functionally through many teams to execute goals and set and meet milestones.
  • Must have a strong record of organizational leadership and successful delivery of complex projects across multiple stakeholder groups while under tight timelines.
  • Communication and presentation skills with the ability to present to clinical, scientific, and corporate audiences.
  • Willing to work in a fast paced, competitive environment.
  • Travel up to ~25%.
  • Extensive experience in project management and organizational leadership is required, with formal training in project management a major plus
  • Advanced degree (MD or PhD preferred) in genomics, software, or life sciences
How to Apply

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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