Group Leader

University of Oxford - Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics

Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford

The Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, an interdisciplinary centre of 400 scientists, is an internationally-leading research institute for the study of the genetics of human diseases, structural biology, and statistical genetics.

The Centre has a strong tradition as one of the world’s top research institutes for the development and application of novel statistical methods for genomics data.

Applications are invited from outstanding scientists with a background in statistics, bioinformatics, machine learning, or data science, with significant postdoctoral experience, who are aiming to establish themselves as an internationally-competitive, independent Group Leader carrying out analytical research in one or more of these areas: population genetics; human genetics; any aspect of genomics; single cells; any other analytical work in an area relevant to the mission of the Centre, including; applications of machine learning to any of these areas.

You will have a PhD in a relevant field and significant experience in statistics, bioinformatics, machine learning, or data science and either an established, strong publication record or, for strong early career researchers, clear evidence that this level of attainment will be reached soon so that, once established, you will be a very strong candidate for one of the UK’s established, externally-funded fellowship schemes.

A generous start-up package will fund personal salary, research staff and consumables. Successful applicants are anticipated to take up post by early autumn 2018, and sooner if possible.

The position is fixed-term for 3 years in the first instance, with the possibility of extension, and funded by Wellcome.

Please quote reference 131356 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 6 November 2017 can be considered. Interviews are expected to be held in early December 2017.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here:

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