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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bioinformatics

University of Oxford - NDORMS

Location: Oxford
Salary: £45,585 to £54,395 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 20th February 2024
Closes: 1st March 2024
Job Ref: 171190

The Kennedy Institute at the University of Oxford has an exciting opening for an experienced bioinformatician to join the group of Associate Professor Stephen Sansom (https://sansomlab.org). In this core-funded role you will lead the development of pipelines and tools for the analysis of data from cutting-edge single cell and spatial genomics platforms such as the 10x Chromium and Nanostring CosMx. You will have the opportunity to work with students and postdocs from the Kennedy’s world-leading research groups both to provide bioinformatics training and to make contributions to publications in high impact journals. Researchers at the KIR are using cutting-edge approaches to investigate the immune system and the cellular causes of diseases such as atheroschlerosis, inflammatory bowel disease and arthritis (https://www.kennedy.ox.ac.uk/research/research-groups).

You should have an established track record of code development and contributions to publications or submitted manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals that demonstrates your bioinformatics expertise. A PhD/DPhil (or near completion)  in a discipline of direct relevant to bioinformatics and genomic research is essential. In this role, you will undertake code development, provide bioinformatics training and perform scientific research developing and acquiring relevant skills as necessary. You will share code with the bioinformatics community, publishing tools and results in peer-reviewed journals. A good understanding of single-cell/spatial genomics data analysis is essential. The successful applicant will be based at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology within the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences. 

The closing date for this position is 12 noon on Friday 1 March 2024. Please read the accompanying job description carefully and ensure that you address each selection criteria in a supporting statement which must be uploaded together with your CV when applying online.

For further information please contact Associate Professor Stephen Sansom: stephen.sansom@kennedy.ox.ac.uk or Prof Irina Udalova: irina.udalova@kennedy.ox.ac.uk.

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