|Salary:||£45,585 to £54,395 per annum (Grade 8)|
|Placed On:||4th September 2023|
|Closes:||12th October 2023|
Location: Churchill Hospital, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LE
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Postdoctoral Research Assistant position at the University of Oxford, working on a highly prestigious NIHR Biomedical Research Centre award. The research theme is “Better Sleep”. The post holder will be supported by David Ray, lead principal Investigator, based in the Radcliffe Department of Medicine, The Kavli Institute for Nanoscience Discovery, and the Sir Jules Thorn Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute, Ruth Travis, Professor of Epidemiology at the Nuffield Department of Public Health, and Professor Aiden Doherty, also at the Nuffield Department of Public Health, and the Big Data Institute.
This programme builds on recent discoveries from our group relating to analysis, and intervention to promote optimal human sleep and circadian function. We are targeting a neglected area, with massive unmet medical need. The Biomedical Research Centre is focussed on fundamental research relating to human health and disease, with goals to get interventions in to the clinic in less than 10 years.
Our programme uses existing and new human cohorts, seeks to identify human rhythmic phenotypes, and sleep phenotypes using self-reports, and objective measures, and applying population genetics methodologies, including Mendelian randomisation to understand causal effects, and to provide evidence for intervention targets to be prioritised for clinical trials.
The postholder will have responsibility for developing new streams of discovery science, and will also work across the Better Sleep theme identifying opportunities to apply data science approaches to accelerate discovery, and progression of interventions to the clinic. The candidate will work with an outstanding team of researchers, in a supportive, and innovative environment.
Outputs: There is an expectation that the candidate will publish in high-impact journals, present at international meetings, drive project progression, and capitalise on the joint academic stakeholders at the Universities of Oxford, and the sleep centre at University of Surrey. There is considerable scope to pursue exciting new research opportunities emerging from the main programme.
You will have an interest in or experience of sleep, or circadian research involving human participants, or population health. Experience of genetic epidemiology, epidemiology, public health is desirable. Some experience of sleep or circadian research is also desirable.
A relevant PHD/DPHIL is essential, the postholder will also be expected to have familiarity with statistical methods, computational biology, population genetic analysis, previous publications and experience of presentations. The postholder will work on a new, large interdisciplinary research programme.
The position is full-time and fixed-term until 31 March 2025, funded by the Oxford Health BRC oxfordhealthbrc.nihr.ac.uk.
The position will be based at the Big Data Institute, at the University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
Please quote reference 166851 on all correspondence. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.
Only applications received before 12:00 midday on 2nd October 2023 can be considered.
Type / Role: