Postdoctoral Researcher in Statistical Genetics and Pathogen Dynamics

University of Oxford - Big Data Institute

Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Information and Discovery
Old Road Campus

Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 with a discretionary range to £42,418 p.a.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Statistical Genetics and Pathogen Dynamics to join a team dedicated to developing a system for processing samples from viral outbreaks all the way from taking samples to real time epidemiological analysis that can be used for decision making by public health bodies.

The successful candidate will be an integral member of the Pathogen Dynamics group based at Oxford, led by Christophe Fraser. Members of the group study the dynamics of several human infectious diseases using both modelling and pathogen genetics and the post offers substantial opportunities for career development.

This work involves developing new algorithms for phylodynamic analysis, analysis of complex data, and communication with a wide variety of stakeholders involved in the project. You will develop new and adapt existing analysis methods, simulation methods and computer code for phylodynamic analysis and perform analyses, including active management of programs on high performance cluster. In addition you will test hypotheses and analyse data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining working hypotheses and contribute to bioinformatics pipelines.

You must have a PhD in quantitative biology, applied mathematics, statistical genetics, theoretical physics, or another relevant and related subject and have the ability to manage own academic research and associated activities, and to work to deadlines.

This full-time position is fixed-term for 5 years.

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, can be obtained from the document below. Applications for this vacancy should be made online and you will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your application.

The closing date for this post will be 12.00 noon on 14 May 2018.

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