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.
We are seeking to appoint a Senior Postdoctoral Research Scientist to join the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research.
You will participate in the Ludwig Cancer Research funded research programme led by Skirmantas Kriaucionis, Benjamin Schuster-Böckler, Chunxiao Song and Xin Lu and provide statistical analysis plans for studies while contributing to the overall planning of studies. You will be responsible for advising laboratory and other bio-statistical staff working on relevant projects and assisting others in their work where appropriate. You will conduct detailed analysis of datasets, as well as develop and tailor methodologies for analysis and data collection in collaboration with members of the research team.
It is essential that you hold a PhD in Biostatistics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Mathematical Biology or a related subject. You will have experience in applying computational methods to the analysis of next generation sequencing data, or more broadly with a mathematical or statistical background. Good communication skills, attention to detail and an ability to work both independently and as part of a team are essential. The research project available will require the use of high-performance computational cluster to work with a variety of next generation sequencing data as well as intersecting different data types to answer specific questions about cancer biology.
This position is offered full time on a fixed term contract until 30 September 2026 and is funded by Ludwig.
Applications must be made online by 12.00 noon (UK time) on Wednesday 15 February 2023
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Oxford
Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine
Old Road Campus Research Building
off Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7DQ, UK
T +44 (0) 1865 617507