Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Big Data Institute, Li KaShing Centre for Health and Information Discovery, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LF Grade 8: £41,526 – £49,553 (with a discretionary range to £54,131 per annum) With reduced responsibilities, this post can be offered as a Grade 7: £32,817 – £40,322 per annum (with a discretionary range to £44,045 per annum)
Applications are invited for a Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join the computational genomics team led by Dr Jerome Kelleher, at the Big Data Institute. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the Janssen- University of Oxford Translational Genomics Fellowship programme, and to apply, evaluate and extend novel genome imputation methods using genealogy- based algorithms.
Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow, you will work closely with scientists and collaborating researchers in a globally distributed team. You will use the tsinfer software to infer genealogical trees for large datasets such as UK Biobank and FinnGen, and use these datasets to test and refine the new genealogy based imputation methods. You will also have the freedom to develop your own research questions within the broader context of the project.
You will hold a PhD/DPhil in a quantitative science subject and have significant experience and research skills in large scale genomics. You will have a good working knowledge of genomics file formats and be proficient in working with large genomics datasets. You will also be proficient in Unix and a high-level programming language such as Python. It is important that you have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work closely with others as a team.
The position is funded by the Janssen-University of Oxford Translational Genomics Fellowship and is fixed-term until 1 September 2023.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. 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 Monday 23 August 2021 can be considered. Please quote reference 150455 on all correspondence.