The Oxford Branch studies signaling pathways that influence cancer initiation and progression, with a focus on infection, inflammation and cancer epigenetics. We aim to advance cancer prevention, early diagnosis and effective treatment.


Ludwig Oxford approaches the problems of cancer biology from several different angles. Our research program explores cancer susceptibility, initiation, progression, metastasis and resistance to therapy, and includes technical expertise essential to the development of novel clinical and research technologies—such as computational modeling and chemical biology. Over all, our specific areas of interest include the study of tumor heterogeneity and the regulation of gene expression, reflecting our interests in genetics, epigenetics, the tumor microenvironment, cell signaling and gene expression. Our branch has recently launched a multidisciplinary research program focused on upper gastrointestinal cancers, with the aim of developing novel approaches to preventing, diagnosing and treating such malignancies. Our laboratories are housed in the Old Road Campus Research Building, and we are affiliated with the Nuffield Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford.


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Ludwig Oxford vacancy – Postdoctoral Computational Biologist – Cancer epigenetics and epitranscriptomics
Deadline: November 23, 2022
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Grade 7: £34,308 – £42,155 with a discretionary range to £46,047 p.a.  Apply by 23rd November.
We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated Postdoctoral Bioinformatician/Computational Biologist with expertise in DNA/RNA modifications, to join Parinaz Mehdipour’s group at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Nuffield Department of Medicine.

This job involves providing statistical analysis plans for studies and contribute to the overall planning of studies. You will be responsible for developing methodologies for analysis and data collection in collaboration with members of the research team. You will assist in the dissemination of findings of the research group by writing the manuscripts as well as the presentation of results at meetings. You will also provide key computational biology support to the team members and on multiple collaborative projects.

It is essential that you hold a PhD degree (or close to completion) in computational biology or bioinformatics or in a life sciences subject with bioinformatics expertise. You will have significant experience/background in performing high-throughput assays for epigenomic profiling, such as RRBS, meDIP sequencing, ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq, CUT&RUN analysis and scRNA-Seq. You will also have strong communication skills, including the ability to write for publications and grant applications and to present research proposals and results at meetings.

This position is offered full-time on a fixed term contract for two years and is funded by the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research.

Applications must be made online before 12 noon (UK time) on 23 November 2022.

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Ludwig Oxford Vacancy – Research Integrity and Communications Officer
Deadline: November 28, 2022
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Grade 7: £34,308 – £42,155 (with a discretionary range to £46,047 per annum)

We are seeking to appoint a Research Integrity and Communications Officer to join the Ludwig Cancer Research Oxford Branch, in the Nuffield Department of Medicine.

You will be responsible for ensuring that original and processed data corresponding to all published work from the Branch are carefully checked against the publication figures and archived according to policy, providing support to research groups to ensure compliance with data archiving policies. You will assist in developing policies, SOPs and a training program to embed data management and archiving good practice in the Branch, in furtherance of existing University Information Security guidance and policy.

This would be an ideal first step for a post-doctoral researcher or equivalent wishing to pursue a career in research administration or science writing. There will be training and opportunities to further enhance your existing strengths in data management and to explore best practice in research integrity. We strongly encourage career development within the Branch, and you will be encouraged to actively contribute to branch strategy alongside faculty and senior staff members.

It is essential that you hold a PhD (or close to completion) in a relevant life sciences field, along with experience in preparing scientific research papers. A strong understanding of good research practice and high levels of accuracy and attention to detail, especially with respect to scientific data, is also required. You will have a systematic, thorough, and well-organized approach to work, with the ability to work to deadlines and prioritise tasks. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact equally effectively with senior academic staff, researchers and support staff within the University and the Ludwig Institute.

This position is offered full time basis (part-time considered – 80% FTE) on a fixed term contract for 3 years in first instance and is funded by Ludwig.

Applications must be made online by 12.00 noon on November 28, 2022.

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