Computational Biologist in Single Cell Genomics

Grade 8: £39,992 - £47,722 per annum


Project: Single cell analysis of normal and leukaemic haematopoietic stem and progenitor cells

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic computational biologist to join the research group of Dr Adam Mead.  Funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and John Fell Fund, the position is initially available fixed-term for two years. You will be involved with developing new and innovative strategies for the analysis of cutting-edge single cell transcriptomic datasets and will lead a project focused on single-cell analysis of haematopoietic stem and progenitor cells.  Working within the MRC WIMM Computational Centre for Biology  you will interact closely with Dr David Sims who leads CGAT.

The Mead laboratory is located in the excellent environment of the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, which has a world-renowned scientific environment and outstanding core facilities and equipment, including a dedicated single-cell genomics facility. Our research programme is focused on using single-cell approaches to understand how the normal cellular and molecular pathways in haematopoiesis are perturbed in myeloid leukaemias and in pre-leukaemic conditions e.g. Giustacchini et al Nature Medicine, 2017.  For further information on Dr Mead’s research group and the Institute please see

You will hold a PhD or MSc in statistics, computational biology or a similar scientific subject, with post-qualification research experience.  Experience in the analysis of high dimensional datasets and demonstrable skills/track record in statistics are essential.  You will also have experience of working in a UNIX/LINUX environment and programming in Perl or Python.

Consideration will be given to applicants who do not fulfil all of the criteria for a Grade 8 appointment. A reduction in duties and criteria for a Grade 7 appointment (£31,604 - £38,833 p.a.) are detailed in the job description.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:-

You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for this position is 12 noon on 27 October 2017.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy is changing. With effect from October 1 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above will have a retirement age of 68, and all employees at Grades 6 and 7 will no longer have a set retirement age. Further details are available at: