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Opportunity: Postdoctoral Research Scientist (#112813) @ MRC Functional Genomics Unit, University of Oxford -- Oxford, UK
Submitted by Dr Vivienne Collins; posted on Tuesday, May 06, 2014
BACKGROUND:
We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic post-doctoral scientist to join Professor Chris Ponting's research group in the internationally renowned MRC Functional Genomics Unit at the University of Oxford. This one year post is ideal for a newly graduated scientist who is seeking computational RNA biology experience before specializing in one area of genomics.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
You will join Prof. 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.

REQUIREMENTS & PREFERENCES:
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.

TERMS & COMPENSATION:
Fixed term post on Grade 7: GBP 29,837 to GBP 36,661, with a discretionary range to GBP 38,907 p.a.

LOCALE:
You will work in the MRC Unit within the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics at the University of Oxford, UK.

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. Additional information about the Unit can be found at http://www.mrcfgu.ox.ac.uk, whilst informal enquiries can be made to Prof. Chris Ponting at chris.ponting[at]dpag.ox.ac.uk.

HOW TO APPLY:
For further details and to apply for the post (from Wednesday 7th May - Reference 112813, AV14023) please visit: [link]

DEADLINE:
The closing date for applications is 12 midday BST on Friday 6th June 2014.

Interviews likely to be held: Wednesday 18th or Friday 20th June 2014.

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