Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Bioinformatics/Cancer Systems Biology

Dept. of Oncology, Oxford University
Job Location
Old Road Campus Research Building
United Kingdom
Job Description

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Bioinformatics/Cancer Systems Biology to join a rapidly developing Bioinformatics Research Core group based at the Department of Oncology, University of Oxford. The purpose of the role is to develop and deliver integrative approaches to dissect the complexity of cancer as a genomic disease. The research will focus on development and application of effective strategies for mining and integration of complex human *omics datasets and clinical/phenotypic data in cancer studies.


The role sits at the critical interface between genetics and cancer systems biology, and would suite a candidate who is interested in developing a career at the confluence of Statistics/Data Mining/Machine Learning and Biology. Ideally, you will have experience in development of analytical approaches to high-throughput and multivariate data mining and integration gained through a PhD (or equivalent) in a quantitative subject (e.g. Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Engineering or Computer Science).


Experience of statistics and/or machine learning techniques is highly desirable as is evidence of prior experience of developing bioinformatics software and/or analyzing complex *omics 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, as well as have excellent communication skills, both written and oral. The post will involve interactions with collaborators from such diverse fields as Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science and Medicine.

How to Apply

The vacancy (ref: 116247) could be found on the University website:

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