Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Bioinformatics

University of Oxford - Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics

The Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics (DPAG) are seeking to appoint a bioinformatician, for a postdoctoral research assistant to join a highly-motivated biotechnology team. The project is funded by OxStem (www.oxstem.co.uk) a revolutionary spin-out company from the University of Oxford.

Your duties will include analysing a range of Omics data from projects across OxStem-funded programmes (current Stems include Neuro, Cancer, Ocular and Cardio). You will contribute to experimental design and planning of Omics projects and effectively communicate results with other members of the project team. This involves small scale project management and co-ordinating multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines. This post will require you to collaborate in the preparation of scientific reports and journal articles and occasionally present papers and posters.

You will have, or be working towards completion of, a PhD/DPhil in bioinformatics or a related subject (e.g. Computer Science, Informatics, Biostatistics) with a demonstrated interest in application to molecular biology. You will have strong analytical skills, including, but not limited to: read mapping and data visualization skills, including dimensionality reduction approaches (e.g. PCA, t-SNE), differential gene expression analysis from RNA sequencing data, comparison of published datasets, pathway and functional analyses. You will be motivated and engaged with the wider aim of OxStem-funded projects and have the ability to engage with wet lab researchers in each of the OxStem-funded projects to help develop appropriate bioinformatics analysis pipelines.

The post is initially funded until 2 May 2019 and you will be based in the Oxford Centre for Gene Function, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PT.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 6 November 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: www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/preemploymentscreening.

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