Postdoctoral Researcher in COVID-19 Vaccine Immune Genetics
Nuffield Department of Medicine, Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, Old Road
Campus, Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7BN
Grade 7: Salary in range £33,309 - £40,927 per annum
We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Postdoctoral Researcher in
COVID-19 Vaccine Immune Genetics within Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics
There is an urgent need to identify individuals who have, or are at risk of
mounting, a low response to COVID-19 vaccination, to determine the underlying
heritable, molecular and immunological mechanisms, and to use this knowledge
to assess if booster dose vaccination can mitigate a dampened immune response
and who should receive such boosters.
You would be joining a multi-disciplinary team that aims to help address this
challenge through the recently funded COvid-19 Vaccine Immune Genetics
(COVIG) study ‘An immunogenetic approach to guide the need for booster shots
and combat immune failure in SARS-CoV-2 vaccine response' led by the
University of Oxford. Your work will focus on identifying human genetic and
epigenetic determinants of variation in vaccine response. This will help
inform identification of individuals and populations who are at risk of
mounting a low immune response to COVID-19 vaccination. You will map the
immune response to vaccination as a quantitative trait using genome-wide
genetic markers and apply next generation sequencing approaches to identify
rare genetic determinants of vaccine response.
It is essential that you hold a PhD/DPhil in genetics, bioinformatics,
mathematics, computer science or a related field. You will have research
experience in statistical genetics and/or bioinformatics. You will have
excellent analytical and quantitative skills with a proven ability to think
critically about scientific analysis in order to ensure robust results.
Previous experience of, and demonstrated competence in, scientific computing
using at least one programming language will also be required.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required
to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.
Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection
criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience.
This position is offered full time on a fixed term contract until 31 August
2022, and is funded by the MRC. Only applications received before 12 midday on
1 November 2021 will be considered. Please quote 153349 on all correspondence.
Contact Person : Phillippa Wall Vacancy ID : 153349
Contact Phone : 01865 617971 Closing Date & Time : 01-Nov-2021 12:00
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