Postdoctoral Statistician

University of Oxford - Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Oxford Big Data Institute, Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Information and Discovery

Professor Lars Fugger (Oxford Centre for Neuroinflammation) and Professor Gil McVean (Oxford Big Data Institute) at the University of Oxford, are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic postdoctoral statistician to join an Oak Foundation-awarded research programme. The successful candidate will be developing novel approaches for the analysis of multi-dimensional, healthcare-relevant phenotypes from population-based cohorts such as the UK Biobank. The postholder will be primarily based at the Oxford Big Data Institute, and will join a collaborative research group with other statisticians alongside a multidisciplinary team of basic scientists and clinicians at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine.

A PhD in statistical genetics, applied statistics, or another quantitative discipline is essential. Prior research experience in the statistical analysis of large data sets, such as genome-wide association studies, genome sequencing or functional genomic data, or other large and complex data sources is required. Taking initiative in developing analytical strategies is greatly encouraged. We also have strong collaborations with several internationally recognised groups, both within the UK and abroad.

Further information regarding the research groups of Professors Lars Fugger and Gil McVean can be found at:;;;

The post is full-time, fixed-term for 3 years in the first instance.

Only applications received by 12.00 midday on Thursday 4 January 2018 will be considered. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

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:

Closing Date: 04-JAN-2018 12:00

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