Postdoctoral Researcher in Single Cell Immunomics

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

Recent breakthroughs in single-cell genomics promise to transform understanding of biological systems. In this computational role you will use such approaches to investigate the immune system in close collaboration with world-leading experimental research groups at the University of Oxford.

You will undertake cutting-edge research projects in two exciting areas. In the first we are working with the group of Professor Fiona Powrie to understand the molecular pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease at the single-cell level. In the second, we are building a systems level understanding of the role of thymic epithelial cells in T-cell selection as part of a national research consortium led by Professor Georg Holländer and Professor Chris Ponting. You should be a team player with a strong background in the computational and statistical analysis of genomic data with good problem solving abilities and a passion for single cell immunology.

The successful applicant will join the Sansom group at Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology where they will take advantage of our state-of-the-art high-performance compute facility and ongoing investments in ultra-high-throughput droplet-based single-cell transcriptomics methods.

Informal enquires to Dr Steve Sansom are welcomed ( This opportunity is funded on a 3-year fixed-term contract. To be considered you will need to have a PhD in a field directly related to computational immunology. Please read the accompanying job description carefully and ensure that you address each selection criteria in a supporting statement which must be uploaded together with your CV when applying online.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 6 January 2017.

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