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Statistical Geneticist, NGS (25592)

Oxford, may initially be remote
to £excellent DoE

Next generation sequencing, to start asap, remotely interviewing now

This is a collaborative role for a statistical geneticist who can contribute substantially to assay design, working closely with colleagues in bioinformatics and in the development of the software platform. As well as your direct contribution to statistical analysis, you’ll be providing input and guidance in experimental design, keeping up with the latest research, developing new approaches, contributing code (directly or via developer colleagues), documenting your work and collaborating with external partners.

This impressive and well-funded startup is poised to revolutionise healthcare, as the exclusive developer of a unique new approach in DNA sequencing. This is a potentially “breakthrough” technology which will change the healthcare landscape and can significantly cut the time it takes to provide medical care to those who most need it. It’s also fresh and challenging work in which the right people can break new ground.

To join them you’ll need:

  • A PhD in statistical genetics or bioinformatics (related fields considered)
  • An impressive education prior to that, including a relevant (first or upper second) degree from a top university and (A or A*) A-level grades
  • Demonstrable experience, whether commercial or in research at an institution of some repute, statistically analysing next-generation sequencing data
  • A strong track record of independent research, and relevant publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • The ability and mind-set to contribute critically not just to R&D but to assay design
  • Scientific programming skills using Python, R, or other appropriate languages
  • A commercial focus; this is a fast-moving endeavour, not a long term R&D project

Given those prerequisites, the following areas are of additional interest: epigenetics, DNA methylation rates, diagnostics in the genomics industry, leadership and line management, cancer research.

Full UK work permission (without time limit, restriction or sponsorship) and UK residence are required.

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