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Postdoctoral Research Scientist - Evolutionary Viral Genomics

University of Oxford

Location: Oxford
Salary: £33,309 to £40,927 per annum. Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 19th November 2021
Closes: 8th December 2021
Job Ref: 154108

Location: Big Data Institute, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7XP

Salary: Grade 7: Salary in range £33,309 - £40,927 per annum

We are looking for a postdoctoral scientist with a strong background in the evolutionary analysis of sequence data using phylogenetic and/or population genetic approaches. You will work with next-generation sequence data on the within-host evolutionary dynamics of Hepatitis C virus (HCV), with Dr Katrina Lythgoe’s Evolution of Viral Infections Research Group at the Big Data Institute. Prior experience working on HCV is not required, but you will have the aptitude to learn the essential biology.

You will be responsible for developing new, and adapting existing, analysis methods and mathematical models to better understand within-host HCV ecology and evolution. You will also carry out collaborative projects with colleagues in partner institutions, and research groups, and Participate in the dissemination of this work via presentations at academic meetings and conferences.

It is essential that you have a PhD (or close to completion) in an appropriate research area such as population genetics, phylogenetics and bioinformatics, along with a keen interest in the research described here. You will have strong analytical and quantitative skills and excellent problem-solving abilities, and have experience working with and analysing sequence data. Excellent communication skills including the ability to write for publication, and present is also essential for the role.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience.

This position is offered full time on a fixed term contract for 3 years and is funded by the Wellcome and the Li Ka Shing Foundation.

Only applications received before 12 midday on 08 December 2021 will be considered. Please quote 154108 on all correspondence.

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