We are seeking exceptional, creative, quantitatively minded scientists to join our multidisciplinary team of researchers using population genomics to understand the evolution and transmission of human pathogens. We are seeking to appoint a number of promising young researchers to extend our existing strengths in the areas of phylogenomics, statistical genetics and bioinformatics.
Based in the Nuffield Department of Medicine, we are studying a range of bacterial and viral pathogens including tuberculosis, MRSA, Clostridium difficile, HIV, norovirus and hepatitis C virus. Our research interests include within-host evolution, the genetic basis of virulence, transmission dynamics and outbreak investigation via real-time genomics.
A major translational goal of our project is to exploit the transformative effect of population genomics on bacteriology to improve routine clinical practice in public health and microbiology laboratories.
Our research is supported by the UKCRC Modernising Medical Microbiology Consortium, the Health Innovation Challenge Fund, the NHS National Institute for Health Research, the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre and the Oxford Martin School, and pursued in collaboration with clinical colleagues in Leeds, Birmingham and Brighton, the Health Protection Agency and the WTSI.
The positions are:
Population/Statistical Geneticist (three posts):
Computational Bioscientist/Bioinformatician (two posts):
Medical Statistician (one post):
James Martin Fellow in Population Genetics Methods Development (one post):
For examples of recent papers see:
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For links to possible PhD funding and projects within this group, please see the NDM Prize studentships