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Current vacancies

Thank you for your interest in the Knight group's research work.  Currently we have one postdoctoral research position open, details below. 

Postdoctoral Bioinformatician in Host and Pathogen Genomics
Nuffield Department of Medicine, Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics
Old Road Campus, Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7BN
Grade 7: Salary in range £32,817 - £ 35,845 per annum

Applications are invited for the position of Postdoctoral Bioinformatician in Host and Pathogen Genomics in the Julian Knight group based at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics.

We are seeking a highly motivated, proactive individual who will benefit from the exceptional research environment for functional genomics, bioinformatics and statistical genetics found at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics and collaborative opportunities through the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences Oxford Institute. You will play a key role leading bioinformatic analysis of how -omic variation in host and pathogen modulate the response to infection in patients with community acquired pneumonia and other infections who develop sepsis. You will use an integrated approach that leverage knowledge of variation in human and pathogen genomics and functional genomics. Our goal is to advance a precision medicine approach to managing patients with severe infections. The work is inter-disciplinary and highly collaborative, nationally and internationally, and will include work with colleagues in China.

You will have a PhD in Statistical Genetics, Statistics, Bioinformatics, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or a related discipline together with experience of functional genomic analysis. You will also have excellent analytical and quantitative skills and the ability to work in a team.

The position is funded by NDM and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences Oxford Institute and is fixed term to 31 Dec 2022.

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 2 November 2020 will be considered. Please quote 147883 on all correspondence. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

Contact Person : NDM Recruitment Vacancy ID : 147883
Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 02-Nov-2020 12:00
Contact Email :
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Other opportunities

Graduate students interested in potentially joining the lab to study for a DPhil are encouraged to contact Julian Knight. A variety of funding opportunities are available including 
NDM Doctoral Prize Studentships and the Wellcome Trust 4 year PhD programmes in Genomic Medicine and Statistics and Infection, Immunity and Translational Medicine. Funding for clinicians includes the 3 year Wellcome Trust Training Fellowship Programme for Clinicians in Basic Sciences.