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    Opportunity: Career Development Fellow in COMPUTATIONAL GENOMICS @ University of Oxford -- Oxford, UK
    Submitted by Dr Vivienne Collins; posted on Friday, October 26, 2012


    Applications are invited for a 3 year Postdoctoral Career Development Fellow to work at the heart of a cutting-edge multi-disciplinary initiative, the Oxford Parkinson's Disease Centre (OPDC).


    The Fellow will work across a highly collaborative project to identify and understand the genes and pathways that underlie Parkinson's disease. Research will be centered on the laboratory of Professor Chris Ponting in the MRC Functional Genomics Unit and will take advantage of a growing set of phenotypic and genotypic data on the large OPDC patient cohort. In this, s/he will be supported by a vibrant computational genomics group with considerable experience in diverse genomic analyses.

    The Fellow's research program will seek to generate new hypotheses on the causes of PD. Novel leads will be investigated subsequently in partnership with OPDC clinicians, physiologists and cellular and molecular biologists who are experts in a diverse range of cutting-edge techniques, from transgenics to MRI to iPS cells.

    Further information about the OPDC may be found at:

    Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Chris Ponting: chris.ponting[at] .


    Applicants must have a doctorate in a relevant area of research, such as computational biology, bioinformatics, statistical genetics or comparative genomics. Applicants should be able to script competently, and have experience of current bioinformatics tools, resources, and method development. Evidence of leading and managing successful research projects will also be welcome.


    The post-holder will be based in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford, Sherrington Building, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PT.


    The post is funded by the Monument Discovery Award from Parkinson's UK. The post is available immediately and is offered for a period of 3 years.


    The salary offered is in the range of GBP 29,249 - GBP 35,938 per annum (with discretionary points to GBP 39,257).


    Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link:[...]05187


    The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 19th November 2012.
    Interviews will be held on Monday 3rd December 2012.

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