Senior Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Genetics

University of Oxford - Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford


Applications are invited for a Senior Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Genetics to join Professor Adrian Hill’s group at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics. This work aims to understand how variation in human genetic architecture shapes the responses to vaccines and infectious agents across populations in order to facilitate discoveries that can be translated into effective preventative strategies such as improved vaccination.

You will be motivated scientist who strives to produce work of the highest quality and who is keen to support the international development of capacity for genetics and genomics. The research work will involve using bioinformatic tools including genome-wide association analyses in structured populations to identify genetic signals that impact on the host immune system and the ability to respond to infectious agents. It is likely that the post will involve periods of overseas travel to support ongoing initiatives developing capacity for genetics and genomics in low-to-middle income countries such as Mexico.

You will have a PhD/DPhil with post-qualification research experience with strong publication record and familiarity with the existing literature and research in human genetics, immunology and infectious disease and significant experience in human bioinformatics. You will work effectively within an international team of scientists, manage your work-time efficiently and deliver high quality results to a required standard schedule. Previous laboratory experience, computer skills, good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team are essential.

This position is fixed-term until 13 April 2019 and funded by European Research Council and Research Councils UK.

Please quote ref. 125323 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 Monday 7 November 2016 can be considered.

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