Postdoctoral Statistician (2 posts)

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Oxford, ENGLAND
Deadline: 04 May 2017

Professor Lars Fugger’s Oxford Centre for Neuroinflammation, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford seeks two highly motivated and enthusiastic postdoctoral statisticians to join a Wellcome Trust and Oak Foundation-awarded research programme. Successful candidates will be developing novel approaches for the analysis of multi-dimensional, healthcare-relevant phenotypes from population-based cohorts such as the UK Biobank. The research will also be performed in close collaboration with Professor Gil McVean, Oxford Big Data Institute and Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford. Postholders will therefore be working with a multidisciplinary team of basic scientists, clinicians and other statisticians.

Your duties will include planning and managing research projects with a primarily analytical focus, contributing to other statistical needs of the group and developing research questions to conduct individual research and analysis. You will contribute to the group’s plans, writing of group-funding applications for new research projects as well as regularly write research articles at a national level for peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and reviews.

A PhD in statistical genetics, applied statistics or another quantitative discipline is essential. Prior research experience in the statistical analysis of large data sets, such as genome-wide association studies, genome sequencing or functional genomic data, or other large and complex data sources is required. Taking initiative in developing analytical strategies is greatly encouraged. We also have strong collaborations with several internationally recognised groups, both within the UK and abroad.

A Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award and an Oak Foundation programme grant received by Professor Lars Fugger will fund these positions.

The positions are full-time for a fixed-term period of 3 years in the first instance, and are available immediately.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Thursday 4th May 2017 will be considered. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

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