Molecular Epidemiology Team Lead for UK Biobank

University of Oxford

Oxford Population Health (the Nuffield Department of Population Health) provides an excellent environment for multi-disciplinary research and teaching and for professional and support staff. We work together to answer some of the most important questions about the causes, prevention and treatment of disease.

We are seeking a Molecular Epidemiology Team Lead for UK Biobank to develop and lead the molecular epidemiological team within the organisation.  You will have primary responsibility for developing the scientific strategy for the use of biological samples in UK Biobank, as well as liaising with experts to obtain scientific advice, provide senior scientific guidance on quality control and how best to use and interpret assay data. You will also be able to develop and implement a programme of epidemiological research using the molecular data within UK Biobank and other large-scale cohort studies.

To be considered, you must hold a PhD/DPhil or equivalent in biomedical science. You must have significant relevant post-doctoral research experience in molecular epidemiology, an established international reputation and publication record, experience of assessing the quality and utility of large-scale biological assay data for population-based research and be an effective communicator.

This is a full time, fixed term post (part time considered) for 3 years.

The closing date for applications is noon on 17th October 2023.

You will be required to upload a CV and a cover letter as part of your online application. The cover letter should clearly describe how you meet each of the selection criteria listed in the job description.

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