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Current vacancies

Thank you for your interest in the Knight group's research work.  Currently we have one vacancy, please see below.


Senior Post-doctoral Researcher in Integrative Algebraic and Systems Biology
Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics , Henry Wellcome Building of Genomic Medicine, Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7BN
Grade 8: Salary in range £41,526 - £46,718 per annum. With reduced responsibilities, this post can be offered as a Grade 7: £32,817 – £40,322 per annum, with a discretionary range to £44,045 per annum.
Applications are invited for the role of Senior Post-doctoral Researcher at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics to apply multiscale algebraic and topological data analysis to understand why some patients with COVID-19 develop severe disease, with the goal of identifying such patients early and treating them in a targeted manner.
You will be responsible for undertaking and leading integrative analysis of data arising from the COMBAT project relating to the host response to COVID-19 infection. You will develop and use cutting-edge methodologies to support such analysis including application of computational and statistical methodologies and algorithms, devising novel approaches to analysis. You will develop and apply techniques from computational algebraic geometry (nonlinear algebra), data tensors, topological data analysis, statistics, optimisation and/or network theory to encode multidimensional and multi-indexed data from COMBAT to identify signatures and cellular drivers of heterogeneity in the host immune response leading to different disease severity.
It is essential that you hold a relevant PhD in Mathematics, Statistical Genetics, Statistics, Bioinformatics, Physics, Computer Science or a related discipline, and have  relevant research experience in high dimensional data analysis. You will have experience of, and demonstrated competence in, scientific computing using at least one programming language. It is essential that you are able to organise and prioritise work efficiently delivering results to required standard and to an agreed schedule with high level of attention to detail, and have evidence of problem-solving, working with accuracy, self-motivation and integrity. Demonstrable high level of communication skills both written and oral with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels (of technical knowledge) is also essential for the role. 
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.  Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience.
This position is offered full time on a fixed term contract for 12 months and is funded by the UKRI (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council).
Only applications received before 12 midday on Monday 13 September 2021 will be considered. Please quote 152891 on all correspondence.
Contact Person : Recruitment Team Vacancy ID : 152891
Contact Phone : 01865 612945 Closing Date & Time : 13-Sep-2021 12:00
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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.