Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Statistical Cancer Genomics

Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Statistical Cancer Genomics

Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford

Grade 7: £29,837 - £33,661 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in
Statistical Cancer Genomics to join a newly established research group
headed by Dr Christopher Yau ( based
at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics (WTCHG). The research
will focus on developing statistical methods for the analysis of whole
genome cancer sequencing data including modelling tumour heterogeneity
and integrative approaches for combining data from multiple sources.

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 PhD (or equivalent) in a quantitative subject (e.g.
Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Engineering or Computer Science).
Experience of Bayesian Statistics or machine learning techniques is
highly desirable as is evidence of prior experience of developing
bioinformatics software and/or analysing genetic 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 Statistics and in Medicine and the Biological

The post is fixed-term for 2 years in the first instance and funded by
the Medical Research Council with generous provisions for equipment
and travel expenses.

Please quote reference 111540 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 Thursday 13 February
2014 will be considered.

For informal enquiries, contact Dr Christopher Yau (

Job location: 
United Kingdom
Contact and application information
Friday, February 14, 2014
Contact name: 
Dr Christopher Yau
Contact email: 
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