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From the monthly archives: November, 2018

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'November, 2018'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

Executive Chair – Commercial – Nutraceuticals – Ref.: JVM051118TSFC

The Smarter Food Company (TSFC) was founded to develop and exploit a series of unique and proprietary developments in food and nutritional bioactives. This is a part-time position which may be executive until a full-time CEO has been appointed, with key responsibilities being to assist the board of TSFC in formulating a strategy for the development of a world-class business and attract a world-class leadership team.

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Scientist/Senior Scientist (Rare variant analysis) (Oxford or Cambridge)

We are recruiting scientists to build on our existing rare variant analysis infrastructure for whole exome and genome datasets. Projects include statistical methods development and new target discovery analysis of patient data from in-house datasets.

You should have:

  • A strong background in human disease and/or population genetics.
  • Experience analysing whole-genome or whole-exome sequencing data (e.g. variant calling and QC, statistical association analysis, interpretation of rare variant signals in complex disease).
  • Experience in standard statistical approaches and modern computational tools.
  • The ability to summarize and visualize datasets to look for patterns, signals, or potential biases.
  • The ability to explain your ideas to both specialists and non-specialists.
  • The ability to work well as a member of a team

We have positions for a range of expertise, from those who have recently completed, or are due to complete, their PhDs to postdoctoral fellows and staff scientists. We will consider candidates interested in moving into genetics from other areas of data science.

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Scientist/Senior Scientist (Functional genomics) (Oxford or Cambridge)

We are starting an exciting new analysis programme to integrate large-scale functional genomics data sets with our in-house database of genotype-phenotype associations. The goal of this programme is to understand the functions of disease variants at the cellular and molecular level, to help refine our ability to accurately detect promising candidate drug targets.

You should have:

  • A strong background in human disease genetics, including large scale data analysis.

  • Extensive experience in the statistical analysis of modern -omics data sets (RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq or similar)

  • Experience in standard statistical approaches and modern computational tools.

  • The ability to summarize and visualize datasets to look for patterns, signals, or potential biases.

  • The ability to explain your ideas to both specialists and non-specialists.

You should ideally also have:

  • Previous experience analysing genome-wide CRISPR screens.

We have positions for a range of expertise, from those who have recently completed, or are due to complete, their PhDs to postdoctoral fellows and staff scientists. We will consider candidates interested in moving into genetics from other areas of data science.

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Scientist/Senior Scientist (CRISPR screen analysis) (Oxford or Cambridge)

We are launching a new initiative to integrate the growing amount of genome-wide CRISPR screen data into our state-of-the-art common and rare variant genetic analyses. By bringing together population and engineered genetic variation into a unified statistical framework, we believe these data can be even more powerful.

You should have:

  • A strong background in human disease genetics, including large scale data analysis.
  • Experience in standard statistical approaches and modern computational tools.
  • The ability to summarize and visualize datasets to look for patterns, signals, or potential biases.
  • The ability to explain your ideas to both specialists and non-specialists.

We have positions for a range of expertise, from those who have recently completed, or are due to complete, their PhDs to postdoctoral fellows and staff scientists. We will consider candidates interested in moving into genetics from other areas of data science.

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Scientist/Senior Scientist (Common Variant Analysis) (Oxford or Cambridge)

We are building our extensive team of common variant analysts to develop and apply our proprietary methods on the world’s largest database of common variant associations to human diseases and traits. This is a tremendous opportunity to use the revolution of genetics to change a major aspect of healthcare.

You should have:

  • A strong background in human disease genetics.

  • Experience analysing GWAS datasets.

  • Experience in standard statistical approaches and modern computational tools.

  • The ability to summarize and visualize datasets to look for patterns, signals, or potential biases.

  • The ability to explain your ideas to both specialists and non-specialists.

We have positions for a range of expertise, from those who have recently completed, or are due to complete, their PhDs to postdoctoral fellows and staff scientists. We will consider candidates interested in moving into genetics from other areas of data science.

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Scientific Project Manager (Oxford or Cambridge)

We are now seeking a Scientific Project Manager to coordinate, track and deliver scientific objectives across the company. This role will report to the CSO, and involve working with senior staff to plan how best to achieve our high-level goals, and translate that plan into near-term projects and objectives. Our emphasis is on flexible, lightweight approaches to project management. The role will liaise with project managers for our major external collaborations, run cross-cutting meetings across our major areas of focus, lead internal scientific training and communications, and work with our Head of Communications on external communication strategy.

You should have:

  • Experience in project, product or programme management, with a history of delivery.

  • A scientific background in, and understanding of, genetics and genomics, coupled with the ability to quickly assimilate relevant scientific and technical details

  • The ability to juggle multiple priorities and switch context quickly

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build great working relationships at all levels

  • Experience working in a fast paced and constantly changing environment

  • Project management, report writing and analytical skills

  • The ability to effectively influence and negotiate with stakeholders

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Graduate Scientist (Oxford or Cambridge)

We are recruiting a scientist to develop and maintain our data import pipelines and to assist with our new experimental data generation initiative. The applicant's primary role will be to oversee the intake and quality control of public domain data into our internal database. In addition, they will provide scientific support for an exciting new direction for the company: generation of our first in-house experimental data sets. This will involve conducting literature reviews of promising candidate drug targets, cellular model systems and phenotypic assays. This would be an ideal position for a candidate seeking to gain experience of cutting-edge human disease genetics, bioinformatics and computational genomics.

You should have:

  • A graduate degree in a biological science

  • The ability to summarize and visualize datasets to look for patterns, signals, or potential biases.

  • The ability to explain your ideas to both specialists and non-specialists.

You should ideally have

  • Some familiarity with modern human disease and/or genomics research

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Principal Scientist (Oxford or Cambridge)

We are seeking experienced scientists to lead our project teams working on rare variant analysis, common variant analysis, CRISPR screen analysis and functional genomics. This is an opportunity to play a key role in a computational therapeutics company with access to amazing data, an outstanding senior leadership team and a growing network of partners who provide direct opportunities for translation.

You should have:

  • A strong background in human disease genetics, including a strong publication record or industry track record.
  • Experience in a scientific leadership role (e.g. academic PI or industry team lead).
  • The ability to motivate other scientists to produce their best work.
  • A well articulated vision of how genomic science can transform drug discovery
  • A record of influencing other senior scientists and executives.

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Software Developer / Engineer (Medical Devices, C#, Embedded)

Successful Oxford Medical Devices start-up company, innovative, complex and challenging product combining electrical and electronic systems, power management, motor controls, sensors and communication systems requires a Software Developer responsible for developing software through the full lifecycle process, C# Microsoft Visual Studio, Embedded C and Java.

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Medical Devices Product Support / Service Engineer (Test, Repair, Maintenance)

Successful Oxford Medical Devices start-up company, innovative, complex and challenging product combining electrical and electronic systems, power management, motor controls, sensors and communication systems requires a Product Support Engineer responsible for;

  • On-site service and repair
  • Managing the global product support network
  • Maintaining GMP Documentation and Records.  
  • Providing training

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