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The Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine enjoys continued success by attracting the best staff and students from around the world, and providing them with the challenges, support, and career development opportunities they need to thrive.

The Nuffield Department of Medicine strives to create an environment in which staff and students can fully engage, develop and flourish. We are committed to the principles set within the Athena SWAN charter and are very proud to hold the Athena SWAN Silver Level Award. The Department is continuously seeking to address gender imbalance and put in place initiatives to create a better working environment for both men and women. The Department does not tolerate any form of bullying, harassment or victimisation and expects all its members to treat each other with respect, courtesy and consideration. Read more »

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Jobs available at the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health

Postdoctoral Researcher in Bioethics and Social Science

Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, The Peter Medawar Building, South Parks Road, Oxford

Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 p.a.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Bioethics and Social Science to join our team within the Bioethics and Engagement department in Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) within Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health. The department conducts ethics and engagement research as well as provides ethics support to clinical research studies throughout the MORU network. As the Postdoctoral Researcher in Bioethics and Social Science, you will work on ethics projects related to the scientific research that MORU undertakes. In the first instance, you will conduct qualitative studies on ethical issues around antimalarial resistance and malaria human challenge studies.

You will have a doctorate in the social sciences, law, bioethics or biomedical sciences and experience in conducting and analysing qualitative research. You will have practice in publishing in ethics or social science in English language journals. It is essential that you have the ability to spend short periods of time in Thailand. Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing is a must.

This position is available on a full-time basis for 2 years in the first instance.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 20 July 2018 will be considered.

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Researcher - Community Engagement with Health Research (Realist Review) 

Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, The Peter Medawar Building, South Parks Road, Oxford  

Grade 7: £31, 604 - £38, 833 p.a.  

We are looking for a Researcher in Community Engagement with Health Research to join our team. You will be a member of a research group with responsibility for carrying out research on a realist review that seeks to make sense of interventions aiming to engage communities and publics in health research, starting with community engagement around Malaria research. You will be employed by the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine at Oxford University but will be supported to spend some time visiting partners in Kilifi, Kenya at the KEMRI-Wellcome Research Programme. Work on the realist review will involve developing a programme theory and search strategies; accessing, selecting and reviewing research papers; managing databases; analysing and synthesising data; dissemination activities: producing the final report to funders; and writing and contributing to papers for peer review publication. 

As the Researcher in Community Engagement with Health Research, you will hold a relevant PhD/DPhil or equivalent qualification, together with relevant experience (especially in secondary research). You will have the ability to manage academic research and associated activities, as well as previous experience of contributing to publications/presentations. You will have willingness to travel within the UK as needed for project meetings and occasionally overseas. Excellent communication skills are a must, along with sufficient IT skills. Prior research experiences in realist research would be advantageous. 

This position is available on a full-time basis, fixed-term for 18 months in the first instance. 

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 18 July 2018 will be considered. 

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Genetic Epidemiologist

Mahidol-Oxford Research Unit in the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

Grade 6: £28,098 - £33,518 p.a.

We are looking for a Genetic Epidemiologist to work under a collaborative project between the Sanger Institute in the U.K. and the Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit in Thailand, funded by a Wellcome Trust collaborative grant. You will be co-responsible for the multiple level analyses of molecular genetic data on malaria epidemiology and antimalarial drug resistance generated from studies in the extended MORU network.

As the Genetic Epidemiologist, you will hold a relevant PhD/DPhil together with relevant experience in bioinformatics and have experience in developing bioinformatics databases. You will have extensive experience of a relevant programming language e.g. R, Python and experience with applying genetic data in the field of public health. It would be highly desired if you have experience of working on malaria genomics

This position is available on a full-time basis for 2 years in the first instance.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 27 June 2018 will be considered.

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Genome Biologist

Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nuffield Department of Medicine (NDM), Old Road Campus, Oxford 

Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,604 - £35,550 p.a.

We are seeking a highly motivated and ambitious Genome Biologist for the Global Burden of Disease to provide scientific leadership for a project on antimicrobial drug resistance (AMR) in bacterial pathogens. You will have a background in bacterial genetics and bioinformatics. We are seeking an experienced individual with extensive research background and internationally recognised expertise in bacterial genetics and AMR. The Genome Biologist for the Global Burden of Disease will be based at the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health offices in Oxford. You will also be affiliated with the research team at Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Bangkok, Thailand.

As the Genome Biologist for the Global Burden of Disease, you will have a PhD in bacterial genetics, genomics or equivalent, along with postdoc experience in bioinformatics. You will have experience in handling genome data of bacterial pathogens in epidemiological studies, evidenced by scientific publications. You will be familiar with Python, PostgreSQL and Linux/High Performance and proven competence in statistics and using statistical software (preferably R). Competence with genome analysis software (e.g. FigTree, BEAST, RaxML) and methods such as maximum likelihood analysis, Bayesian phylogenetics, phylogeography is essential. It would be highly desired if you have an MSc or BSc in genetics, statistical genetics, bioinformatics or equivalent.

This position is available on a full-time basis until 30 June 2021.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 22 June 2018 will be considered.

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