University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Bioinformation/ Data Scientist

United Kingdom

Closing in 5 days

Bioinformation/ Data Scientist

RDM Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, OX3 9DU

We are seeking a highly motivated Bioinformatician/Data Scientist to join our department and assist in the Cardiovascular Initiative,part of the MRC and NIHR funded Rare Disease Research UK network (RDRUK; https: // rd- ). The Cardiovascular Initiative is bringing researchers from across the UK together to tackle key challenges in our understanding of rare inherited cardiovascular conditions (ICCs). ICCs represent a challenging health burden, with at least 1 in 200 people affected with a rare cardiovascular condition. They include the commonest causes of sudden death in young adults and the leading causes of heart transplantation. The Cardiovascular Initiative seeks to harness genetic and clinical datasets generated as part of routine patient care to transform our understanding of these disorders and improve our ability to diagnose and treat patients.

The position forms part of a new collaboration between the National Rare Disease Registration Service (NDRS), NHS Genomic Medicine Services, DECIPHER, and other key project collaborators. The successful candidate will play a lead role in Project 1 - linking data from NHS specialist genetic testing laboratories to create a national ICC variant database for improved interpretation of genetic variation. by..

Your responsibilities will include contributing to the overall planning of studies, managing your own work and administrative activities, co-ordinating multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines . and communicating effectively with colleagues and collaborators.

You are required to hold a degree in Computer Science or a Health Informatics discipline OR relevant Biological Science with demonstrable abilities in informatics or computing. You should also have a strong specialist knowledge and experience in bioinformatics including familiarity with high throughput sequencing data and handling and processing of large genomic datasets. Experience in the integration of genomic and non-genomic clinical data would be desirable.

This is a full time appointment (part time to be considered) on a fixed term contract for 2 years funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR). You will be based at the Oxford Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, OX3 9DS with opportunities for remote/hybrid working.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online; you will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement which explains how you meet the selection criteria for the post.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 04 June 2024 can be considered. Interviews are scheduled to place at the end of June.

The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Contact Person : Harry Clarke Vacancy ID : 172646 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 04-Jun-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : £36,024 - £44,263 per annum

Job details


Bioinformation/ Data Scientist


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


May 08, 2024

Application deadline

June 04, 2024

Job type



Biology,Computer Science,Mathematics,Medicine

About the employer

The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and is actually so ancient that its founding date is unknown – though it is thought that teaching took place there as early as the 11th century. It’s located in and around the medieval city center of Oxford, dubbed “the dreaming city of spires” by the 19th century poet Matthew Arnold, and comprises 44 colleges and halls as well as the largest library system in the UK. 

There are 22,000 students at Oxford in total, around half of whom are undergraduates, while 40 per cent are international students. A quarter of the city of Oxford’s residents are students, giving the city the youngest population in the UK. 

The University of Oxford does not have a main campus, its buildings and facilities instead being scattered around the medieval city center. Its colleges each have a distinctive character and traditions often dating back centuries. Colleges are self-governing institutions to which students usually apply directly. There are four academic divisions within Oxford University: Humanities, Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences; Medical Sciences; and Social Sciences. The university’s particular strength is the sciences, and it is ranked number one in the world for medicine.

Oxford is a youthful and cosmopolitan city with plenty to see and do. There are dozens of historic and iconic buildings, including the Bodleian Libraries, Ashmolean Museum, Sheldonian Theatre, the cathedral, and the colleges themselves.  Students can choose to spend their time studying or avail themselves of the many extracurricular activities available. There’s a strong musical life at Oxford, with clubs and societies spanning all genres, from jazz, through to classical and folk. Oxford is also ranked highly for sport, with its top rowers taking part every year in the world-famous boat race with the University of Cambridge on the River Thames. Drama lovers are also well catered for, with one of the largest and most vibrant university drama scenes in the country.

Oxford has an alumni network of over 250,000 individuals, including more than 120 Olympic medalists, 26 Nobel Prize winners, seven poets laureate, and over 30 modern world leaders (including Bill Clinton, Aung San Suu Kyi, Indira Ghandi and 26 UK Prime Ministers). 

It has a friendly rivalry with Cambridge for the title of best university in the UK and is regularly ranked as being one of the top three universities in the world. Notable Oxford thinkers and scientists include Tim Berners-Lee, Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins.

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