Opening For Bioinformatician University of Oxford

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Amar Annamalai
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Opening For Bioinformatician University of Oxford

 Job Ref: 115665
Old Road Campus, Headington
We are seeking an experienced Bioinformatician for a new position within the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. The primary responsibility of the postholder will be the development and evaluation of new techniques and methods for the analysis, processing, presentation and interpretation of exome sequencing data and SNP genotyping data from our genome wide association studies (GWAS), both independently of and in combination with evidence from linkage analyses, biological or functional context of the SNP, expression data and the increasing number of other GWAS.
The successful candidate is expected to hold a MSc/PhD in bioinformatics or work experience in a related field. Experience with Bioinformatics Tools for next-generation sequence analysis and experience with statistical packages like R/STATA is essential. Relevant experience in the analysis of large-scale genetic and metabolomic data including skills in imputation, genotyping array QC, and multivariate analyses is also required. The candidate will also need experience with programming languages like Perl/Java, database like MySQL/MSSQL.
The post is available to start as soon as possible and is fixed-term for 3 years. The post is based at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Old Road Campus, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford.
Whilst this role is a Grade 7 position, we would be willing to consider applications from suitably qualified Bioinformatician candidates, for which the appointment would be at Grade 6 (£27,057 - £32,277 p.a.) with the responsibilities adjusted accordingly. This would be discussed with applicants at interview/appointment where appropriate.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online; you will be required to upload a supporting statement and a copy of your CV as part of your online application.
Only applications received before 12.00midday on Friday 14 November 2014 can be considered. Interviews are anticipated to be held at the end of November/beginning of December 2014.