Clinical bioinformatics

A role in clinical bioinformatics is a great choice if you're interested in both biology and computer science. You'll be supporting the delivery of excellent patient care by developing ways to collect, organise and analyse biological data. 

Clinical bioinformaticians work in three areas at UHS:


Clinical bioinformaticians in genomics apply resources such as databases and online tools to problems in genetics and genomics, using skills in programming and data analysis.

They provide support to ensure data received and generated by the laboratory is used in an efficient, standardised, secure and accurate manner, using leading edge technologies and adhering to information governance standards. Clinical bioinformaticians in genomics are also involved in service development, which may include designing databases, generating programs to automate analysis, or creating next generation sequencing pipelines.


Clinical bioinformaticians working in health informatics work as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide bioinformatics support across the sub-disciplines. They use leading edge technologies to ensure data received and generated is interpreted and used in an efficient, standardised, secure and accurate manner.


Clinical bioinformaticians working in physical sciences usually work within a medical physics or clinical engineering department or specialty, where the role primarily involves working with medical equipment.

Clinical bioinformatics in physical sciences is closely allied to computer science, and involves creating computer-related interfaces to control specialist medical equipment, commissioning (and approving) computer-related interfaces for clinical use. They ensure that the equipment and computer-related interfaces are continually fit for purpose and construct software either to model biological processes, investigations and treatments, or to investigate and manipulate data produced by medical devices.

Interested in a career in clinical bioinformatics? View our current vacancies.