Postdoctoral Research Scientist in RNA Virus Genomics

University of Oxford - Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

Roosevelt Drive

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in RNA Virus Genomics to join the sequencing of 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 responsible primarily for the continuous development of methods for sequencing these human RNA virus pathogens, focusing on the application of Oxford Nanopore Technologies platform(s), specifically the recently released direct RNA sequencing module.

You will have a PhD in a subject relevant to the post, or close to completion, or closely comparable skills and experience with a profound understanding of the molecular biology of cells and nucleic acids, especially with respect to nucleic acid enzymology, nucleic acid hybridisation and enzyme kinetics. You will have extensive hands-on experience and demonstrable ability in the practice, optimisation and development of molecular biology processes such as nucleic acid extraction, sequencing library preparation and quantitation methods including e.g. qPCR, especially at high sample throughput; demonstrable interest in one or more specific aspects of biology and/or medicine, evidenced by an ability to discuss, explain and write about such a subject of personal experience. You will also have 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 and demonstrable understanding of the fundamentals of sequence, bioinformatics and evolutionary analyses.

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

Please quote ref. 126066 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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