Friday 18 May 2018

Postdoc positions in Data Science and Molecular Microbiology

These positions are now closed
As part of the move to the Big Data Institute, two new postdoctoral positions funded by the Robertson Foundation are available in Data Science and Molecular Microbiology.

The BDI is a new interdisciplinary research centre aiming to develop, evaluate and deploy efficient methods for acquiring and analysing biomedical data at scale and for exploiting the opportunities arising from such studies. The BDI is a joint venture between the renowned Nuffield Department of Population Health (NDPH) and NDM.

The Data Scientist role, split between the BDI and London, will be part of a team developing systems for continuous record linkage between Public Health England and other population health records. The aims are to design record linkage algorithms, manage front ends for viewing the data source, and analyse and interpret results. We're looking for a graduate or equivalent experience in computer science, data science, statistics, or any other relevant subject with a strong quantitative component. Knowledge of databases like SQL and computer programming are needed.

The Molecular Microbiology role, based mainly at the John Radcliffe Hospital Microbiology Department, will be part of a team researching Staphylococcus aureus infection using RNA sequencing, genome wide association studies, and biochemical and immunological assays of bacterial behaviour. The aims include designing microbiological protocols, researching bacterial molecular genetics and data analysis. We're looking for a PhD or equivalent experience in a relevant subject such as microbiology, immunology, genetics or biochemistry. Experience designing protocols and basic microbiological and immunological skills are required.

The deadline for the posts is Noon on 6 June 2018. Both are one year positions. For more details or to apply click here for the Data Scientist role and here for the Molecular Microbiologist role.

The group has moved to the Big Data Institute, University of Oxford

From April we have moved to the Big Data Institute, Nuffield Department of Population Health at the University of Oxford. The group is maintaining its close links to the Modernising Medical Microbiology Consortium and the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. I am grateful to the Robertson Foundation for funding. We're excited about joining new colleagues and benefiting from their expertise in epidemiology, health informatics, genetics and infection, while continuing to cultivate strong links with our existing collaborators in Oxford and around the world.