Salary: Grade 7: Salary in range £32,236 - £34,189 p.a.
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Statistical Functional Genomics at the Functional Genomics of Immunity Group, led by Professor Julian Knight, based in the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics.
We seek a highly motivated, proactive individual who will benefit from the exceptional research environment for functional genomics, bioinformatics and statistical genetics found at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics and collaborative opportunities through the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences Oxford Institute. You will play a key role leading bioinformatic analysis of functional genomic data generated through this programme in patients with a variable response to infection notably sepsis. You will use an integrated -omic approach that leverages knowledge of human genetic variation, the host epigenome and proteome, and comprehensive immune profiling combined with in depth pathogen profiling using metagenomics and other approaches. Our goal is to advance a precision medicine approach to managing patients with severe infections. The work is inter-disciplinary and highly collaborative, nationally and internationally, and will include work with colleagues in China.
You will have a PhD, or in exceptional cases expected to obtain soon, in bioinformatics, statistical genetics, statistics, mathematics, and physics, computer science or a related discipline. You will have research experience in statistical genetics and/or bioinformatics; experience of functional genomic analysis and experience of, and demonstrated competence in, scientific computing using at least one programming language. You will have excellent analytical and quantitative skills. You will also have the ability to organise and prioritise work efficiently delivering results to required standard and to an agreed schedule alongside with demonstrable high level of communication skills both written and oral and ability to work within a team effectively.
The position is funded by the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences Oxford Institute and is fixed-term until 31 December 2020.
Please quote ref. 138834 on all correspondence. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.
Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 25 February 2019 can be considered.