Postdoctoral Researcher - Functional Genomics

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Postdoctoral Researcher with experience in Functional Genomics to work at the CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute, University of Oxford. The successful candidate will work on projects spanning basic and clinical investigations, resulting in high profile collaborative publications. A key member of a recently formed Bioinformatics Hub, they will provide functional genomics expertise to support principal investigators and groups in the Institute.
The successful applicant will also receive a range of advanced training to build and extend their professional portfolio. Training will be tailored to the successful candidate but we envisage it will cover advanced computing, analytics of high dimensional datasets, and a broad range of technologies including genomics, proteomics and high-throughput cell screens. 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 a PhD in genomics, bioinformatics or computational biology alongside working knowledge of current genomic and functional high-throughput assays, and related analysis methods. Demonstrable experience in use and management of bioinformatics pipelines, preferably in the context of human disease and cancer, is also essential.
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 Friday 25 August 2017.
Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy is changing. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above will have a retirement age of 68, and all employees at Grades 6 and 7 will no longer have a set retirement age. Further details are available here:

Closing Date: 
Friday, August 25, 2017 - 12:00
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