Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Postdoctoral Scientist in Statistical Genomics

We are recruiting for a Postdoctoral Scientist in Statistical Genomics working on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) gene discovery and focused on Tuberculosis. This will be a joint position at the University of Oxford between Derrick Crook's group and mine, and part of the large international CRyPTIC consortium.

The role is for a population geneticist or statistical geneticist to develop and apply statistical methods, including genome-wide association studies, for discovering rare and common genetic variants underlying antimicrobial resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

One third of the world's population - 2.5 billion people - are thought to be infected with tuberculosis (TB). This post offers an opportunity to work with global TB experts from five continents, statistical geneticists, clinicians, medical statisticians and software engineers; integrating statistical genetics, bioinformatics and machine learning methods with the aim of uncovering all genomic variants causing at least 1% resistance to first line anti-TB drugs.

We're looking for candidates with a PhD in genomics, evolutionary biology, statistics or a related subject. The post is full-time and fixed-term for up to 3 years initially.

The deadline for applications is noon on Friday 6th May 2016.

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