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.