Postdoctoral Research Assistant In Biostatistics


University of Oxford, Oxford, UK


  • Posted on: 22nd Dec 2021
  • Salary: Grade 7: £33,309 - £40,927 p.a.
  • REF: 155138
  • Closes: 31st January 2022
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

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Postdoctoral Research Assistant In Biostatistics

Department of Statistics, 24-29 St. Giles’, Oxford

Grade 7: £33,309 – £40,927 p.a.

We are looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Computational Statistics to join our Statistics and Biodemography research group ( Our group specialises in developing statistical and mathematical theory, and scalable computational methods, crossing boundaries between evolutionary ecology, social data science, and genomics. This post will be connected to a BBSRC-funded research project developing methodology for deep phenotyping based on latent stochastic processes, with applications in human health, genomics, and ageing. Our goal is to provide statistical tools that can keep up with the explosive growth in the availability of high-dimensional genomic and longitudinal data from electronic health records, cohort studies, and biobanks to improve risk prediction, the allocation of health resources, and our fundamental understanding of ageing.

The successful candidate will contribute to the group’s development of relevant stochastic models, and to their realisation in open-source software, and thus must have proficiency at the intersection of high-performance computation and statistics. The candidate will hold, or be close to completion of, a relevant PhD/DPhil and have a demonstrated high-quality publication record. There is some flexibility to shape the role around the expertise and interests of the person hired.Experience with stochastic modelling, deep learning, software engineering, high-dimensional time series, statistical genetics, or event-time analysis would be helpful, but not essential. Ability to solve problems in a collaborative environment is essential.

Queries about this post should be addressed to: Professor David Steinsaltz at

This post is fixed-term until 30 September 2022

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 31 January 2022 will be considered.

Interviews will be held on or around w/c 21 February 2022.

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