Research Assistant

We are looking for a Research Assistant with a background in a biological science area to join Dr Ester Hammond’s group. You will be able to demonstrate proficiency in computer programming with advanced knowledge of R and Python (knowledge of Java and/or C++ is desirable). Proficiency in data visualisation is also essential, in particular experience with the R package ggplot2 a plus.
Other essential requirements of this role include: experience in working with and developing RNAseq pipelines; familiarity with bioinformatics tools such as Ensembl, samtools, biomart, tophat, cuffdiff, MISO, STAR and bowtie; experience working with UNIX servers and bash scripts; skills in analysing large, multivariate set of data; knowledge of key molecular biology techniques such as western blot, qPCR, ChIP-seq, and cell culturing; mathematical and statistical modelling knowledge; knowledge of biological areas such as genomics, proteomics and sequencing.
This is a full-time post, available until January 2018.
All applicants must complete a short application form and upload a CV and supporting statement.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 1 November 2017.
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, November 1, 2017 - 12:00
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