Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Grade 7: £33,309 - £40,927 per annum
We are seeking a Postdoctoral Statistician/Bioinformatician to join the Oxford
Autoimmune Neurology Group (OANG), within the Nuffield Department of
Clinical Neurosciences reporting to Professor Sarosh Irani. The OANG have
described the clinical and immunological features of patients with
autoantibody-mediated diseases. Often, these patients show highly distinctive
clinical characteristics that closely associate with antigen-specific
autoantibodies. OANG have collected date on a cohort of ~150 such patients and
have a uniquely rich and detailed dataset to analyse factors which influence
the patient outcomes. In collaboration with biostatisticians at UCB Pharma,
the post holder will analyse these data and contrast with previous clinical
The postholder is expected to also input analysis and graphical presentation
skills into many projects which are ongoing in the laboratory, hence offering
opportunities for further publications and expansion of their skills sets.
They will also be responsible for cleaning databases to create data which can
be analysed by code by collaborators and to identify and troubleshoot
technical or scientific problems, working collaboratively with database
experts and scientific programmers.
It is essential that the successful candidate hold a PhD/DPhil in a relevant
scientific subject, the qualification can be held or submitted for
examination/nearing completion by the time of starting the post. It is also
vital that the postholder has demonstrable experience, ability and practical
success in biostatistics and/or bioinformatics. They must also be able to
demonstrate experience, ability and practical success in immune repertoire
analyses and be proficient in the use of statistical programming languages.
It would be beneficial if the successful applicant has experience of analysing
single-cell datasets, including RNA-seq and immunoglobulin sequences and have
publications in the field of immunology.
The post is part-time (50% FTE) for a fixed-term until October 2022 in the
Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 17th December 2021 will be
Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.
Contact Person : Recruitment Team Vacancy ID : 154449
Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 17-Dec-2021 12:00
Contact Email : firstname.lastname@example.org