VALIDATE is recruiting! Job Vacancy: Vaccinology Postdoctoral Bioinformatician/Computational Biologist

Join VALIDATE! We're searching for a new Vaccinology Postdoctoral Bioinformatician/Computational Biologist

VALIDATE is looking for a new Vaccinology Postdoctoral Bioinformatician/Computational Biologist! This is an exciting and crucial post within VALIDATE, where you can have an impact on vaccine Research & Development for neglected diseases.


VALIDATE Vaccinology Postdoctoral Bioinformatician/Computational Biologist

Employer: the VALIDATE Network, based at the Jenner Institute, University of Oxford

Grade 7: £32,236-£39,609 p.a.


We are looking for a VALIDATE Vaccinology Postdoctoral Bioinformatician/Computational Biologist to maximise the outputs and lessons learned from the VALIDATE Network’s immunology and vaccine-related data available from its collaborating members. This role is an excellent postdoctoral opportunity at University of Oxford for a proactive bioinformatician or computational biologist to advance their career and become part of a large, engaged international network of researchers. This is an exciting opportunity to work on varied datasets and lead in their analysis as a crucial member of the VALIDATE Network, with the aim of advancing vaccine development for neglected diseases. 
VALIDATE (“VAccine deveLopment for complex Intracellular neglecteD pAThogEns”) aims to bring together human and veterinary academics, industry partners, and governmental and non-governmental agencies around the world to accelerate progress towards developing vaccines.


We are looking for a postdoctoral computational biologist, bioinformatician, mathematician, statistician or epidemiologist with an interest in immunology (experience in immunology would be a plus). You will be responsible for generating additional learnings and outputs from the data held by our members worldwide – for instance, comparing different data sets across pathogens, or across different species. You will look for data synergies and differences, generate new findings and peer-reviewed journal publications (on which you will be an author). In addition, you will engage with our Network researchers to encourage sharing of published and unpublished data via the VALIDATE Data Portal, which you will manage with support from the staff at Oxford University’s Big Data Institute.


You must be proactive, a creative problem-solver, have excellent communication skills, be a team-player, and be comfortable working closely with scientists and clinicians in diverse geographical locations who possess a wide range of skillsets and knowledge. It is expected that the work will involve a range of complex and original scientific work and requires a high degree of personal motivation.


Find out more about the role, and how to apply, here. You can also contact our VALIDATE Management Team with any queries.


Applications close at 12 midday (UK) on 12 September 2019.


Published: 31 July 2019