Salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £38,460 p.a. (pro rata)
We are looking for an enthusiastic Postdoctoral Researcher with Bioinformatics expertise to join the IGF team with Dr Valentine Macaulay and Dr Guillaume Rieunier in the Old Road Campus Research Building (www.oncology.ox.ac.uk/article/characterising-insulin-growth-factor-igf-signature-early-detectionrisk-reduction-cancer). The position is part-time (18.75 hours per week), fixed-term for 3 years, available immediately and funded by Cancer Research UK to investigate links between high circulating IGF-1 and risk of cancer. You will be part of an innovative project, with a key role in developing mathematical tools and analysing public and in-house sequencing data. In this role you will be trained and co-supervised by Dr Francesca Buffa, Academic Bioinformatics Lead, Department of Oncology Oxford, and Dr Naomi Allen, Chief Epidemiologist for UK BioBank.
As a member of a multi-disciplinary research team, you will work with other postdoctoral researchers and graduate students undertaking related projects, and you will contribute to their 0training. You will also have the opportunity to interact with bioinformaticians and scientists engaged in relevant areas of research in Oxford and elsewhere.
You will have a PhD/DPhil (or be nearing completion) in computing sciences, computational biology, biostatistics, mathematics, statistics, computing, mathematical biology or related fields. It will be desirable to have experience in the use of statistical programming languages for the analysis of RNA or DNA sequence from raw data and from publicly available data, with evidence of previous publication. Wet lab skills are also a plus, particularly in the areas of cancer research, growth factor biology and DNA replication.
Training will be available in all aspects of the work. After induction, it will be important to be able to work without supervision, combining a structured and organised approach with enthusiasm and motivation. It will be beneficial to be adaptable and willing to tackle a variety of tasks.
This is a part-time post and is offered on a fixed-term basis for 3 years.
All applicants must complete an application form and submit a CV and supporting statement.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 20 March 2019.