Computational Biologist (bioinformatician)

    Computational Biologist (bioinformatician) at Oxford

    Website University of Oxford

    Job Title: Computational Biologist (bioinformatician)

    Department: Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital

    Vacancy ID: 165319

    Pay Scale: STANDARD GRADE 8

    Salary (£): 44414 – 52841(discretionary range to 57732)

    Closing Date & Time: 09-Jun-2023 12:00

    Job Details

    We are looking to appoint a computational biologist to lead the bioinformatics component of a highly collaborative and exciting project with the aim of enabling the development of genomically-informed novel therapeutic targets for neuropsychiatric disorders. You will be based in the Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford (supervised by Professor Paul Harrison), and will liaise closely with the Earlham Institute in Norwich (supervised by Dr Wilfried Haerty). You will also work with staff in other University of Oxford departments and institutes: the Centre for Medicines Discovery; Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics; Big Data Institute; the Department of Biochemistry; and the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, as well as with external collaborators (e.g., the Lieber Institute for Brain Development, Baltimore).

    The post is full-time; however, consideration would be given to candidates wishing to work part time (minimum 50% FTE), on a pro rata basis, with a commensurate reduction in duties.

    The post is for a fixed term (funded for3 years).

    Whilst the role is a Grade 8 position, we would also consider candidates with potential but less experience who ae seeking a development opportunity, for which an initial appointment would be at Grade 7 (£35,308-£43,155) with the responsibilities adjusted accordingly. Responsibilities/selection criteria marked * are required for a Grade 8 role.

    You will take the lead in designing and conducting, and integrating data analyses, as well as developing and maintaining collaborations between the various partners. You will contribute to research projects by acting as a ‘go to’ person to clarify issues, opportunities and help troubleshoot problems and supervise undergraduate and Masters’ projects, and *co-supervise doctoral students (subject to qualifications).

    You will have* or be close to the completion of a PhD in computational biology, bioinformatics, computer science, or a related subject, along with significant post-doctoral experience*. With experience of working bioinformatically on large-scale genomics and/or transcriptomics and/or proteomics data you should have demonstrable skills in at least one of the following programming languages: Python (preferable), Java, C++, R. Experience in neuroscience or health sciences would be desirable as would experience with next-generation sequencing or mass spectrometry.

    You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement and a CV as part of your application

    The closing date for this post is 12.00 midday on 9th June 2023
    Contact Person : HR Administrator Vacancy ID : 165319
    Contact Phone : 01865 618204 Closing Date & Time : 09-Jun-2023 12:00
    Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 8 Contact Email :
    Salary (£) : 44414 – 52841(discretionary range to 57732)

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