Postdoctoral Researcher in Single Cell Genomics

University of Oxford - Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences

Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, Old Road Campus, Oxford

Grade 7: Salary in the range £30,738 - £34,576 p.a.

Breakthroughs in single-cell genomics promise to revolutionise understanding of the immune system in health and disease. An exciting opportunity now exists for a motivated and talented individual to join the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology (KIR) where we are applying single transcriptomics to dissect inflammatory disease pathogenesis and immune-system homeostasis.

In this role you will work to optimise and deploy cutting edge methods for single-cell genomics. Embedded in the established single-cell genomics team at the Oxford Genomic Centre (OGC), you will undertake collaborative research projects with KIR members. You should hold a PhD and have a good publication record together with keen interests in immunology and single-cell genomics. An enthusiastic team-player, you will have expertise with high-throughput genomics and collaborative research experience.

Renowned for discovery of anti-TNF therapy, the KIR is a world-class research institute located in new, state-of-the art facilities at the University of Oxford. Aiming to understand and treat inflammatory diseases such as irritable bowel disease and arthritis, the KIR has excellent access to patients and models, along with established expertise in techniques such as FACs, mass-cytometry and functional and computational genomics.

The OGC single-cell genomics team is based in the Welcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics (WTCHG), which is located next door to the KIR. The team plays a leading role in the Oxford Consortium for Single-Cell Biology.

This opportunity is initially funded on a 2 year fixed-term contract, with renewal dependent on the continuation of project funding. The University is committed to supporting and developing its staff: our department is a recipient of the Athena Swan Silver Award.

Informal enquires to Dr Sansom ( or Professor Udalova ( are welcomed. Please read the accompanying job description carefully and ensure that you address each of the selection criteria in your supporting statement.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 7 November 2016.

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