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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Bioinformatics of Bacterial Pathogens Full Time

at University of Oxford Oxford in Oxford (Published at 29-03-2021)

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and experienced Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join Professor Christoph Tang's research group based at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology. We aim to understand how human specific bacteria colonise niches in the body, evade elimination by the immune system, and cause disease. We study various organisms that are leading causes of disease, including Neisseria, Shigella, and pathogenic E. coli. The group is interested in defining the mechanisms of pathogenesis and applying these findings to the development of vaccines and therapeutics.

The post holder?s primary responsibilities will be to manage their own academic research under direct supervision of Professor Tang. You will analyse large available datasets of genome sequence information for bacterial pathogens, and design and implement algorithms to mine the data for links between the presence of plasmids and chromosomal sequences.

The post-holder must have PhD/DPhil in a relevant subject and extensive experience in microbiology and bioinformatics, including computational skills for analysing large datasets of next generation sequence information and proven skills at coding. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and willingness to work as part of a team are essential. Successful candidates should have the ability to effectively manage research projects and have proven track record of publication in leading scientific journals. Previous experience in preparation of samples for sequencing, PCR, cloning, fusion construct design is desirable.

This is a fixed-term appointment available for 2 years. If you are interested in this role, and have the skills and experience we are looking for, please apply online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Friday 23rd April 2021. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

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