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UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD                                                                                               POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH SCIENTIST IN ANOPHELES GENETICS                                  WELLCOME TRUST CENTRE FOR HUMAN GENETICS, ROOSEVELT DRIVE, HEADINGTON, OXFORD, OX3 7BN                                                                                                                   Grade 7: £30,434- £37,394 with a discretionary range to £40,847 p.a.

The MalariaGEN Anopheles genetic crosses project provides an exciting opportunity to be involved in analyses of high throughput Illumina sequence data from over 400 individual mosquitoes derived from a series of experimental crosses, analogous to pedigrees in human genetics. These data provide a unique resource to study genetic variation of these highly competent vectors of human malaria in Africa. Anopheles mosquitoes are known to harbour extremely high levels of genetic diversity, more than an order of magnitude greater than human populations, with many unique features such as large polymorphic inversions not found in humans, and thus Anopheles genome variation is an extremely rich and relatively unexplored area of genome biology with direct public health relevance.

This role covers working from the analysis of sequence data quality and genome accessibility, exploration and evaluation of methods for calling SNPs and other classes of polymorphism, methods for haplotype estimation, producing high quality data on genome and haplotype variation, and the analyses of those data to generate new insights into the mutation and recombination processes that shape Anopheles genomes. The publication of high quality data resources in addition to scientific papers is an important component of this role.

You will have a PhD in a subject with a substantial quantitative component in a relevant subject such as malaria biology or genome variation, previous experience in processing and analysis of working with large scale genomic data, e.g. next generation sequencing data, as well as prior training in Statistics and Bioinformatics.

This post is fixed-term for 1 year in the first instance and funded by the Wellcome Trust.

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

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=116331

Only applications received before 12:00 midday on Monday 12th January 2015 can be considered.

Please quote ref. 116331 on all correspondence. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

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UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD                                                                                                      RESEARCH ASSISTANT - MORTALITY DATA ANALYSIS                                                       WELLCOME TRUST CENTRE FOR HUMAN GENETICS, ROOSEVELT DRIVE, HEADINGTON, OXFORD, OX3 7BN                                                                                                                  Grade 6: £27,057 - £32,277 with a discretionary range to £35,256 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant working in the field of mortality data analysis within the Hay group located at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford.

We are expanding our team working on the Atlas of Baseline Risk Assessment for Infectious Diseases and this is one of two research assistant posts that we are currently advertising. We are using data from a wide range of sources to model spatial variation in under five-year old mortality, the syndromes causing these patterns of mortality (e.g. severe diarrhoea and acute respiratory illness), and the pathogens causing these syndromes. You will be responsible for collating and cleaning survey data on mortality and three key disease syndromes.

You will have a first class or upper second class undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, and good knowledge of the basics of infectious disease epidemiology. Strong data manipulations skills are essential as is the ability to work well in a team. Experience of working with spatial data using Geographical Information Systems is highly desirable.

The position is fixed term for 1 year in the first instance and is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=115849

Only applications received before 12:00pm midday on Monday 26th January 2015 will be considered.

Please quote reference 115849 on all correspondence. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

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UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD                                                                                                 RESEARCH ASSISTANT - PATHOGEN DATA ANALYSIS                                                   WELLCOME TRUST CENTRE FOR HUMAN GENETICS, ROOSEVELT DRIVE, HEADINGTON, OXFORD, OX3 7BN                                                                                                                   Grade 6: £27,057 - £32,277 with a discretionary range to £35,256 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant working in the field of pathogen data analysis within the Hay group located at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford.

We are expanding our team working on the Atlas of Baseline Risk Assessment for Infectious Diseases and this is one of two research assistant posts that we are currently advertising. We are using data from a wide range of sources to model spatial variation in under five-year old mortality, the syndromes causing these patterns of mortality (e.g. severe diarrhoea and acute respiratory illness), and the pathogens causing these syndromes. You will be responsible for collating and cleaning survey data on pathogen infections, and extracting data from studies that have identified the pathogens responsible for three key disease syndromes.

You will have a first class or upper second class undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, and good knowledge of the basics of infectious disease epidemiology. Strong data manipulations skills are essential as is the ability to work well in a team. Experience of working with spatial data using Geographical Information Systems is highly desirable.

The position is fixed term for 1 year in the first instance and is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=115851

Only applications received before 12:00pm midday on Monday 26th January 2015 will be considered.

Please quote reference 115851 on all correspondence. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

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UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD                                                                                                    SENIOR COMPUTATIONAL STATISTICIAN                                                                             WELLCOME TRUST CENTRE FOR HUMAN GENETICS, ROOSEVELT DRIVE, HEADINGTON, OXFORD, OX3 7BN                                                                                                                  Grade 8: £38,511 - £45,954 with a discretionary range to £50,200 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Senior Computational Statistician within the Hay group located at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford.

We are expanding our team working on the Atlas of Baseline Risk Assessment for Infectious Diseases and this is one of two computational statistician posts that we are currently advertising. We are using data from a wide range of sources to model spatial variation in under five-year old mortality, the syndromes causing these patterns of mortality (e.g. severe diarrhoea and acute respiratory illness), and the pathogens causing these syndromes. You will lead a programme of research to develop geostatistical models that characterise spatial variation in mortality and three key disease syndromes.

You will have a PhD in computer science, statistics, maths or another relevant subject, and postdoctoral experience of leading a programme of research. You will have demonstrable competence in at least one programming language and a good knowledge of probability theory/statistics. Experience of spatial modelling and/or infectious disease epidemiology would be highly desirable.

Applications will also be considered for appointment at the appropriate salary range of Grade 7: £30,434 - £37,394 p.a., with a suitable adjustment to duties and responsibilities.

The position is fixed term for 1 year in the first instance, with the possibility of extension based either in Oxford or the USA. Funding for this post is provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=116003

Only applications received before 12:00pm midday on Monday 26th January 2015 will be considered.

Please quote reference 116003 on all correspondence. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

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UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD                                                                                                    SENIOR COMPUTATIONAL STATISTICIAN                                                                             WELLCOME TRUST CENTRE FOR HUMAN GENETICS, ROOSEVELT DRIVE, HEADINGTON, OXFORD, OX3 7BN                                                                                                                  Grade 8: £38,511 - £45,954 with a discretionary range to £50,200 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Senior Computational Statistician within the Hay group located at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford.

We are expanding our team working on the Atlas of Baseline Risk Assessment for Infectious Diseases and this is one of two computational statistician posts that we are currently advertising. We are using data from a wide range of sources to model spatial variation in under five-year old mortality, the syndromes causing these patterns of mortality (e.g. severe diarrhoea and acute respiratory illness), and the pathogens causing these syndromes. You will lead a programme of research to develop species distribution/niche models that predict the occurrence of pathogens with different transmission modes (e.g. water-borne diseases, sexually transmitted diseases and so on).

You will have a PhD in computer science, statistics, maths or another relevant subject, and postdoctoral experience of leading a programme of research. You will have demonstrable competence in at least one programming language and a good knowledge of probability theory/statistics. Experience of niche modelling and/or infectious disease epidemiology would be highly desirable.

Applications will also be considered for appointment at the appropriate salary range of Grade 7: £30,434 - £37,394 p.a., with a suitable adjustment to duties and responsibilities.

Fixed-term for 1 year in the first instance, with the possibility of extension and based either in Oxford or the USA. Funding is provided for this post by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=116000

Only applications received before 12:00pm midday on Monday 26th January 2015 will be considered.

Please quote reference 116000 on all correspondence. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

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