We are seeking a highly motivated, academically excellent and proactive Postdoctoral Researcher with a strong background in computational genomics to join the Genomics of Inflammation group of Professor Irina Udalova at the University of Oxford.
You will be carrying out research on the transcriptional and molecular control of pathogenic interactions between myeloid cells in inflammatory tissue microenvironment, within a leading-edge programme funded by the Wellcome Trust. We are using cutting edge single-cell genomic and computational approaches, unique in vivo models and advanced immunological and imaging approaches. You will utilise multi-scale computational models to provide a knowledge constrained framework for quantitative analysis and interpretation of resulting experimental data. You will take responsibility for the planning and execution of high-quality research, contribute ideas for new research projects and test hypotheses and analyse scientific data from a variety of sources.
You will be based at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, University of Oxford, which is a world-leading research centre where discovery research drives development of transformative therapies for chronic inflammatory and degenerative disease. You will benefit from intellectually stimulating vibrant international research environment and outstanding support, including high performance computational facility and established a Computational Biology research group.
You will hold a PhD (or near completion) in functional and computational genomics, or similar. You will have knowledge of various programming languages, bioinformatics and machine learning, to work within established research programmes. You will demonstrate capacity to deliver high quality research outputs, illustrated by a strong publication record in high profile scientific journals. Expertise in analysis of transcriptional and epigenetic control of innate immunity would be desirable.
This is a full-time appointment fixed-term for 2 years in the first instance.
Owing to the nature of the research at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, this job will require additional security pre-employment checks: a satisfactory basic Disclosure and Barring Service check; University security screening (eg identity checks).
You will be required to upload a supporting statement, CV and names of referees as part of your online application.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 2 March 2020.