Opening For Bioinformatician/Statistical Geneticist - Oxford

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Amar Annamalai
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Opening For Bioinformatician/Statistical Geneticist - Oxford

 Job Ref: 116174
John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Bioinformatician/Statistical Geneticist within the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) Molecular Diagnostics Centre and the BRC Genomic Medicine Theme.
The aim of the Oxford Molecular Diagnostics Centre is to develop and evaluate new technologies for use in clinical molecular diagnostics with a focus on genomics and other omics technologies. The results of this programme are already being translated into the patient clinic. Particular focus is currently on cancer, haematology and inherited disorders.
You will be responsible for the analysis of next generation sequencing data from a range of genetic research projects encompassing targeted, exome, transcriptome and whole genome resequencing. You will apply analysis methods and where appropriate, develop novel methods and algorithms and work on setting up and maintaining the data processing pipelines. You will be primarily based in the Molecular Diagnostics Centre but will be expected to closely collaborate with groups in the Wellcome Trust Centre Human Genetics and the Bio-informatics Core in the University Department of Oncology.
You will have a PhD in Bioinformatics, Statistical Genetics or similar discipline and have previous experience of analysing Next Generation sequencing data, particularly whole genome resequencing and RNA-Seq. You will also have demonstrable skills in languages such as Python, Perl, R, Matlab or other equivalents.
This post is fixed-term to March 2017 in the first instance.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. For further details, including a job description please click on the link below.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 8 December 2014.