Research Positions




UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD                                                                                                         GROUP LEADER                                                                                                                       WELLCOME TRUST CENTRE FOR HUMAN GENETICS, ROOSEVELT DRIVE, HEADINGTON, OXFORD, OX3 7BN                                                                                                                    Grade 9: £44,620 - £51,702 with a discretionary range to £56,482 p.a.

The Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, an interdisciplinary centre of 470 scientists, is an internationally-leading research institute for the study of the genetics of human diseases, structural biology and statistical genetics.

Applications are invited from outstanding early-career scientists, with a specific interest in the genetics of human disease, who wish to establish themselves as an internationally-competitive, independent group leader. Applicants will have an advantage if their disease interest overlaps with one of the senior disease-specific research groups already based in the centre, but the possibility of starting group in a new research area is open for the right candidate. 

Applicants with an interest in one of the following areas may also be considered: epigenetics, gene regulation, non-coding RNA, iPS cells, or meiotic recombination.

You will have a PhD in a relevant field and either an established, strong publication record or, for strong early career researchers, clear evidence that this level of attainment will be reached soon so that, once established, you will be a very strong candidate for one of the UK’s established, externally-funded fellowship schemes. 

A generous start-up package will fund personal salary, research staff and consumables. There is flexibility over starting dates, but successful applicants are anticipated to take up post by early autumn 2015.

The position is fixed-term for five years in the first instance and funded by the Wellcome Trust.

Applications will also be considered for appointment at the appropriate salary range of Grade 8: £38,511 - £45,954 p.a., with a suitable adjustment to duties and responsibilities.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and a person specification, please click on the link below:

Only applications received before 12:00 midday on Friday 10th October 2014 can be considered. Interviews are expected to be held w/c 17th November 2014.

Please quote reference 113230 on all correspondence. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.