Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Nanopore Sequence Data Characterisation and Sequence Inference

University of Oxford - Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

Roosevelt Drive

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Nanopore Sequence Data Characterisation and Sequence Inference to join the Virus Genomics Group at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics. Nanopore sequencing is a fast-developing technology in which long reads, portable instruments and the potential to quickly analyse native molecules without copying or amplification are set to revolutionise many investigations in biology and medicine.

You will be primarily responsible for the development of methods for analysing and interpreting Nanopore sequencing data, including raw and/or base-called data, in order to enable a large-scale human RNA virus sequencing project centred on Zika and related viruses. Specific responsibilities will include collaborating with wet-lab staff on the development and optimisation of Nanopore sequencing methods, focusing on the newly released and unique Oxford Nanopore direct RNA sequencing application.

You will have a PhD in statistics, machine learning, or close to completion or a closely related subject with experience in developing methods for signal processing or data analysis in an applied context and demonstrable interest in one or more specific aspects of scientific research, evidenced by an ability to discuss, explain and write about such a subject of personal experience. You will also have extensive experience with R or an equivalent data analysis and programming environment, and strong skills in Python or a similar scripting language and a publication record and/or conference attendance at an appropriate level for the stage of career that demonstrates a strong ability to communicate the results and implications of scientific research.

This position is fixed-term for 1 year in the first instance and funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Please quote ref. 125691 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 12 December 2016 can be considered.

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