Postdoctoral Researcher, with bioinformatics and immunology interests

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Oxford, ENGLAND
Deadline: 24 May 2021

We are looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher with bioinformatics and immunology interests to work on an exciting opportunity as part of the Oxford Autoimmune Neurology Group, within the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences.

The post holder will be a lead scientist in providing bioinformatics expertise to a multi-disciplinary team of 15 clinicians and scientists in studying the immunobiology underlying the autoantibody-mediated diseases of the nervous system.

There are also aspects of the role and experiments which will benefit from skills in ‘wet’ immunology including cell culture, PCR and flow cytometry. A balance of immunology bioinformatics and wet laboratory skills is the ideal combination to optimise success in this post.

Reporting to Professor Sarosh Irani, your duties will include conducting detailed analyses of immune datasets including single cell and bulk B/T cell sequences. You will also be responsible for processing biological samples from patients with autoantibody-mediated illnesses to characterise antigen-specific cells.

It is essential that applicants hold a PhD / DPhil in a relevant scientific subject. The qualification can be held (appointed to Grade 7) or submitted for examination/ nearing completion (appointed to Grade 6) by the time of starting the post. It would be advantageous if the candidate has experience of analyzing single-cell datasets, including RNA-seq and immunoglobulin sequences.

The post is full-time for a fixed term until 31st July 2026 in the first instance.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 24th May 2021 will be considered.

Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

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