Post-doc position available – Computational lncRNA Genomics


Postdoctoral Research Scientist – Computational lncRNA Genomics
MRC Functional Genomics Unit, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Oxford
Grade 7: £29,837 – £36,661 with a discretionary range to £38,907 p.a.
We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic postdoctoral scientist to join Professor Chris Ponting’s research group in the internationally renowned MRC Functional Genomics Unit at the University of Oxford. This 1 year post is ideal for a newly graduated scientist who is seeking computational RNA biology experience before specialising in one area of genomics.You will join Professor Ponting’s Computational Genomics group that has established an international reputation for genome-scale data analyses, disease genomics, and function prediction for coding or non-coding sequence. The post will provide core biological and computational expertise in lncRNA genomics and in next-generation sequence analysis to a large experimental group working on lncRNAs.

With a PhD/DPhil in the field of computational biology, bioinformatics, statistical genetics or comparative genomics, experience of scripting (e.g. Perl/Python), advanced UNIX and administering a Linux system are essential. Expertise in sequence analysis tools in biological research, current bioinformatics tools and resources, functional genomics and method development will also be desirable. Excellent organisational and communication skills will be required, together with the ability to work well within a team.

You will work in the MRC Unit within the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics at the University of Oxford. The Functional Genomics Unit is a world-renowned centre for comparative genomics and research into neurological disorders. We offer excellent computational and laboratory facilities in the Henry Wellcome Building of Gene Function. Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Chris Ponting.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 6 June 2014. Interviews are likely to be held on 18 or 20 June 2014.

Contact Person : HR at DPAG Vacancy ID : 112813
Contact Phone : 01865 272411 Closing Date : 06-Jun-2014
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