Postdoctoral Scientist in Quantitative Biology of Cell Fate and Tissue Dynamics

University of Oxford - Radcliffe Department of Medicine

Applications are invited for the new position of Postdoctoral Scientist in Quantitative Biology of Cell Fate and Tissue Dynamics.

We seek a highly motivated, proactive individual who will benefit from the exceptional WIMM research environment and the recently purpose-built MRC WIMM Centre for Computational Biology, which brings together experts in analysis and modelling of large biomedical datasets. Working under the supervision of Dr Ed Morrissey, you will play a key role in developing mathematical and statistical methods to interpret intestinal stem cell data. You will work in collaboration with the experimental biology group of Dr Doug Winton, based at CRUK-Cambridge Institute. Your work will include developing analytical tools and resources to better understand stem cell dynamics within the intestinal tissue, both in healthy tissue and in the early stages of carcinogenesis.

You will have a PhD in a quantitative discipline (e.g. computational biology, physics, statistics, engineering or mathematics), with experience of working in a UNIX/LINUX environment. You will be proficient in the use of at least one programming language e.g. c++, python, R or MATLAB. A prior publication record with evidence of key involvement in work and a strong interest in applying modelling to biological questions are also essential.

The position, available immediately, is funded by the Wellcome Trust and is fixed-term for 2 years.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for this position is 12.00 midday on Friday 29 September 2017. Interviews will be held on Monday 16 October 2017.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy is changing. With effect from October 1 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above will have a retirement age of 68, and all employees at Grades 6 and 7 will no longer have a set retirement age. Further details are available at:

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