Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Molecular Evolutionary Modelling of Pathogen Gene Sequences

University of Oxford - Department of Zoology

The Department of Zoology are looking to recruit a postdoctoral scientist with experience of molecular evolutionary modelling, with an emphasis on substitution models capable of incorporating context-dependent evolution and structural information. The candidate will undertake research at the interface of evolutionary biology, infectious disease, and computational statistics and will join the research group of Professor Oliver Pybus.

The main responsibilities of the role will be to undertake innovative research in the field of molecular evolutionary modelling of pathogen gene sequences and contribute and develop ideas for new research projects. The post holder will also carry out collaborative projects with colleagues in Oxford and partner institutions.

The successful candidate should hold a PhD in molecular evolution, phylogenetics, or statistical genetics, have a strong understanding of computational molecular evolution and theoretical statistics and have the ability to undertake high quality scientific research in the field of molecular evolution.

This is a full-time fixed-term post for 12 months.

You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Friday 5 January 2018 can be considered.

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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