University of Oxford

Senior Bioinformatician/Data Scientist

Job description

About the role
We have an exciting opportunity for a senior bioinformatician/data scientist to join an exciting project that spans many research interests across cancer research at Oxford. The successful applicant will process and analyse single-cell RNA sequencing outputs and integrate these with results of analyses from other group members. The outputs of this project will further our understanding of cancer development and progression across multiple levels. You will be based at Old Road Campus, but you may be able to agree a pattern of regular remote working with your line manager.
About you
You should have a background in biomedical or quantitative science, prior experience working with single-cell RNA-Seq and other next generation sequencing data sets, and a strong interest in working with medical and biological researchers towards a common goal. You must have a proactive and adaptable approach to work and willingness to collaborate. You will need to work closely and communicate effectively with other scientists and stakeholders across the Oxford Cancer network. You should thrive on scientific challenges associated with analysing complex biological data sets, be keen to learn, test and develop new analytical tools and methods. You must be capable of learning and working independently and be able to train junior team members. Excellent record keeping, code and data management skills and the ability to meet deadlines are essential. You will be expected to document all work thoroughly, to provide manuscript-level reporting of final analyses and results, and to substantially contribute to manuscript writing.
This full-time post is available immediately and is fixed-term for 36 months in the first instance. We would be willing to consider applications for part-time hours.
An underfill to a grade 7 with the relevant training in order to reach the full potential of the role and grade 8 may also be considered.
Application Process
If you would like to discuss this role please contact dan.woodcock@nds.ox.ac.uk
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement, setting out how you meet the selection criteria, curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two referees as part of your online application. Please quote reference NDSA863 on all correspondence.
Only applications received before noon 22nd August 2022 can be considered.
Interviews will be held week commencing 5th September 2022.
Committed to equality and valuing diversity

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