Postdoctoral Researcher in Computational Genomics

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

Old Road Campus, Oxford

Recent breakthroughs in population and single-cell genomics are transforming understanding of biological systems. In our group (led by Dr Stephen Sansom), we are using such methods to investigate immune system development and dysfunction. We now have an exciting opportunity for a talented computational biologist to join our growing team at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology (KIR).

In this role, you will have the opportunity to gain skills and experience whilst undertaking cutting-edge research projects in two areas. In the first, we are building a systems level understanding of the role of thymic epithelial cells in T-cell development as members of a national research consortium headed by Professor Georg Holländer and Professor Chris Ponting. In the second, we are collaborating with the group of Professor Fiona Powrie (also based at the KIR) to dissect the molecular pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease at the single-cell level. This research is supported by our state-of-the-art HPC and single-cell genomics facilities.

You should have a successful track record that includes computational and statistical analysis of genomic data; good problem solving abilities and an interest in immunology. To be considered you must have a PhD in a field directly related to computational genomics and/or 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.

Informal enquires to Dr Stephen Sansom are welcomed (

This opportunity is funded on a 3-year fixed-term contract.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 17 April 2017.

Share this job
  Share by Email   Print this job   More sharing options
We value your feedback on the quality of our adverts. If you have a comment to make about the overall quality of this advert, or its categorisation then please send us your feedback
Advert information

Type / Role:


South East England