Computational Biology/Data Science Trainer

University of Oxford
MRC WIMM Centre for Computational Biology, MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, Radcliffe Department of Medicine
United Kingdom No Oxford


Applications are invited for an experienced and highly motivated individual to lead the training of biomedical scientists in data science and computational biology skills.

The successful candidate will play a key role in a new strategic programme in Computational Biology and Biomedical Data Science Training within the Centre for Computational Biology in the MRC Weatherall Institute for Molecular Medicine. The programme’s mission is to provide substantial expertise and to add value to ongoing research across the University of Oxford by training and mentoring biomedical scientists in data science and computational biology skills, methods and working practices. The Computational Biology Trainer will be involved in the day-to-day management of the programme, including planning and delivering bioinformatics training, supervising fellows in computational biology research projects, and leading collaborative research projects in computational genomics.


You will hold a PhD in a quantitative discipline e.g. computational biology, bioinformatics, physics, statistics or related discipline. Previous experience in organising and delivering data science/computational biology training is essential. You will have experience of working in a Linux operating system and proficient in a least one programming language (e.g. Python, R). Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to convey concepts to other scientists in different fields of research are essential. Experience in computational genomics is highly desirable.

Start date

As soon as possible

How to Apply

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The position is available full-time and fixed-term until 31 March 2021, funded by the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre. Applications from those wishing to work part-time as a 50% job share are welcome (please state this clearly in your application).

The closing date for this position is 12.00 noon on Monday 19 February 2018. Interviews will be held in early March 2018.