Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Cancer Genome Informatics

Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Grade 7: £29,837- £36,661 with a discretionary range to £40,046 p.a.
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Cancer Genome Informatics based jointly between the Ahmed Group at the Weatherall Institute for Molecular Medicine and the Yau Group at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics. The position is funded by Ovarian Cancer Action and will involve the development of novel computational approaches in a study that will employ innovative patient monitoring strategies and cutting-edge genomic technologies. The postholder will be in a position to make a substantial contribution to furthering understanding and improving patient healthcare in ovarian cancer.

The position would suit a candidate who is interested in developing a career in Biomedical Informatics. Ideally, you will have recent experience of bioinformatics methods development gained through a PhD (or equivalent) in a quantitative subject (e.g. Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or Computer Science). Experience of statistical machine learning techniques is highly desirable as is evidence of prior experience of analysing DNA or RNA sequencing data.

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. The post will involve extensive interactions with collaborators in the Biomedical Sciences and Statistics.

The post is fixed-term for 3 years and available as soon as possible.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor A Ahmed: or Dr C Yau:

Please refer to the job description for further information on applying for this post.

Applications should be made via the University of Oxford Recruitment website:

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 28 April 2014. Interviews held in the afternoon of 29 May 2014 where candidates will
be required to give a 10 minute presentation.

Job location: 
United Kingdom
Contact and application information
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Contact name: 
Dr C Yau
Contact email: 
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