Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Oxford

We are seeking a highly motivated, ambitious and enthusiastic post-doctoral bioinformatician/computational research scientist to join an existing research group led  

Professor Anne Goriely

.  The post is available as part of a 5-year Wellcome funded Investigator Award that aims to study de novo mutations and their impact on disease, genome biology and evolution through a multi-disciplinary approach.

You will manage the analysis, interpretation and statistical validation of data generated using next-generation sequencing. These datasets will arise from a wide variety of sources including whole exome/genome sequencing and targeted ultra-deep sequencing data, based on a variety of different platforms. 

You will hold a PhD/DPhil in bioinformatics or another science/mathematics related discipline.  A sound knowledge of genetics, genomics and/or population genetics, including genomics resources, mutation databases and next generation sequencing technologies is essential.  You will have substantial experience in the use of a scripting language (Perl or Python) for managing data and experience with one or more statistical or mathematical programming languages (R/Bioconductor or Matlab). A high level of commitment to work, with the ability to work both independently and largely unsupervised and co-operatively as a team member with senior and junior colleagues are essential.

Whilst the role is a grade 8 position, we would be willing to consider candidates with potential but less experience who are seeking a development opportunity, for which an initial appointment would be at grade 7 (£35,308 – £43,155 p.a.) with the responsibilities adjusted accordingly (for grade 7, you would be expected to hold a Masters in bioinformatics or another science/mathematics related discipline and to complete your PhD/DPhil within 6 months of starting employment). This would be discussed with applicants at interview/appointment where appropriate. 

The position is available fixed term until 30 April 2026 and is funded by a Wellcome grant.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for this position is 12 noon 23 June 2023.  Interviews to be held in early-mid July 2023

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