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Senior Bioinformatician - Pathogen Surveillance

University of Oxford

Location: Oxford
Salary: £40,792 to £48,677 per annum (Grade 8)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 20th June 2019
Closes: 19th July 2019
Job Ref: 141283

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

We are seeking a highly motivated pathogen bioinformatician to drive the collation, curation, and delivery of genomic population datasets, and derived genomic interpretation (eg AMR, risk markers) of microbial pathogens.  Based within the genomic surveillance group at Big Data Institute in Oxford, the postholder will work closely with collaborators at George Washington University, USA, The Veterinary School, University of Cambridge, UK and The Centre for Genomic Pathogen Surveillance at Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK to deliver insight and interpretation of population dynamics of microbial pathogens.

You should be highly conversant with microbial genomics, pangenome and microbial population bioinformatics and analytics, particularly with respect to AMR. You should demonstrate a creative approach to interpretation of pathogen dynamics and have a passion and insight for delivery of data via the web.

This role will work closely with a co-located Senior Bioinformatician – Antimicrobial Resistance and engineers and postdocs within The Centre for Genomic Pathogen Surveillance to drive translational open data delivery and analytics arising from these studies.

You will identify, define and plan projects which contribute to the aims of the study and align with strategy in the team and institute. In addition you will develop and refine/optimise methods for large scale processing/visualisation of population level data.

You must hold or be close to completion of a PhD in a relevant subject (computer science, mathematics/statistics or biological sciences) or have equivalent, relevant experience. You will also have demonstrable experience, ability and practical success in bioinformatics, applications of genomics to public health or similar. A strong publication record and/or demonstrable web application development is also essential.

This full-time position is fixed-term until 31 August 2020.

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 Friday 19 July 2019.

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