Biostatistician in Cancer Genomics

University of Oxford - Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics (moving to Big Data Institute upon completion in late 2016) Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford

Grade 7: £30,738 - £37,768 with a discretionary range to £41,255 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Biostatistician in Cancer Genomics at the Big Data Institute under the supervision of Dr David Wedge currently based in the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics.

We are looking for a Biostatistician in Cancer Genomics with interests in the field of cancer genomics and bioinformatics. You will have extensive experience in the analysis of cancer genomics or other ‘big data’. You will develop the group’s research in the area of cancer evolution and heterogeneity. You will carry out the development of computational models, the statistical analysis of data and the scientific interpretation of data, as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.

You will have a PhD in a relevant subject (or MSc plus extensive practical experience) and a strong background in quantitative analysis alongside general bioinformatics skills and exemplary programming skills in R. You should also have skills in statistical modelling and analysis; experience of dealing with large datasets and highly developed (mathematical) problem solving and reasoning skills. You will also have excellent communication skills, ability to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team with willingness to learn new techniques.

The post is fixed-term until 31 December 2019 and funded by the Li Ka Shing Foundation.

Please quote reference 125195 on all correspondence. You will be required to make your application online and upload a supporting statement.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 9 November 2016 can be considered.

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