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Opportunity: Senior Post-doctoral Fellow @ University of Oxford--Oxford, UK
Submitted by Dr Vivienne Collins; posted on Friday, October 22, 2010
A prestigious new MRC Strategic Programme in Computational Genomics Analysis and Training (CGAT; has recently been awarded to Professor Chris Ponting of FGU and will involve 12 research staff over a period of 5 years. CGAT will train junior postdoctoral scientists in the area of cutting edge genome biology and to provide expertise and added-value to other UK-wide institutions involved in genome research.

The post-holder will assist in the training of junior scientists and will also be a key point of contact for collaborators in the UK and abroad. The post-holder will be expected to plan and manage projects touching many areas involving next-generation sequencing technologies.

- A PhD / DPhil in the field of computational biology, bioinformatics, statistical genetics or comparative genomics, and experience of programming/scripting in a variety of languages, advanced UNIX and administering a Linux system are essential.

- Excellent organisational and communication skills will be required, together with the ability to work well within a team.

- Expertise in next-generation sequence analysis tools in biological research, current bioinformatics tools and resources, functional genomics and method development would be an advantage.

This 4.5 year fixed term appointment is available immediately.

The post-holder will work in the MRC Unit within the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics at the University of Oxford, based in the modern Henry Wellcome Building of Gene Function.

The post-holder will be entitled to benefits including a generous holiday entitlement, an excellent pension scheme and access to MRC training. Starting salary up to £37,404 per annum depending on experience.

Applications for this role must be made online at

Application deadline: 10 November 2010, Interviews to be held: 19 November 2010

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