Postdoctoral Researcher - Computational Biostatistics

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Computational Biostatistics to work on research projects spanning basic and clinical investigations, and to play an essential role in delivering cutting edge computational statistics and analytics to support the research in the CRUK/MRC Institute, at the Department of Oncology, resulting in high profile collaborative publications.
As part of this position, the successful applicant will be offered a range of advanced training to build and extend their research portfolio. Areas of advanced training will be tailored to the successful candidate but we envisage they will cover advanced analytics, statistical computing, clinical trial statistics and a broad range of technologies including genomics (DNA sequencing, RNA sequencing as well as SNPs and expression microarrays), proteomics and high-throughput cell screens. Considering and building on the successful candidate’s aspirations and strengths, there will also be the possibility to acquire experience in teaching with a number of opportunities ranging from lecturing, and assisting in the organisation and delivery of workshops.
You will have (or be working towards) a PhD in statistics, biostatistics or statistical genetics alongside a solid understanding of basic statistics. Experience in analysis, integration and interpretation of high-dimensional complex datasets, preferably in human disease and cancer, is also essential for this role.
The position is full-time and is fixed-term for 3 years in the first instance.
Applicants should read the job description before writing their application. You will be required to upload a letter setting out how you meet the selection criteria and a CV including a statement of career interests and the contact details of two referees as part of your online application.
Informal enquiries can be directed to Professor Francesca Buffa (
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 17 January 2018.
Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here:

Closing Date: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 12:00
CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation and Oncology
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