Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Single Cell Genomics

Organization: 
University of Oxford
Job Location: 
Oxford, UK
Salary: 
Grade 7: £29,837- £36,661 with a discretionary range to £40,046 p.a
Job Description: 

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Single Cell Genomics to join a newly established Applied Statistical Genomics research group headed by Dr Christopher Yau based at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics. The research will focus on the development of novel statistical methodology for the analysis of large-scale single cell genomics data and offers an opportunity to be at the analytical forefront of institutional expansion in this area. The work will be supported by an Oxford-Stanford Big Data in Human Health Seed Grant.

The position would suit a candidate who is interested in developing a career at the interface of Statistics and the Biosciences. Ideally, you will have experience of statistical methods development gained through a recently obtained (or soon to be) PhD (or equivalent) in a quantitative subject (e.g. mathematics, statistics, physics, engineering or computer science). Experience of Bayesian Statistics and machine learning techniques is highly desirable as is evidence of prior experience of developing bioinformatics software and/or analysing genomic data sets.

You will be able to work as part of a team and independently and deliver results to the required standard and schedule. You should also possess the ability to organise and prioritise your own work with minimal supervision and have excellent communication skills, both written and oral. The post will involve interactions with collaborators from across multiple scientific areas.

The post is fixed-term for 2 years in the first instance and funded by the Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund.

Please quote reference 112695 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 Wednesday 7 May 2014 will be considered.