Opening For Group Leader University of Oxford

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Opening For Group Leader University of Oxford

 Job Ref: 113230
Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford
The Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, an interdisciplinary centre of 470 scientists, is an internationally-leading research institute for the study of the genetics of human diseases, structural biology and statistical genetics.
Applications are invited from outstanding early-career scientists, with a specific interest in the genetics of human disease, who wish to establish themselves as an internationally-competitive, independent group leader. Applicants will have an advantage if their disease interest overlaps with one of the senior disease-specific research groups already based in the centre, but the possibility of starting group in a new research area is open for the right candidate.
Applicants with an interest in one of the following areas may also be considered: epigenetics, gene regulation, non-coding RNA, iPS cells, or meiotic recombination.
You will have a PhD in a relevant field and either an established, strong publication record or, for strong early career researchers, clear evidence that this level of attainment will be reached soon so that, once established, you will be a very strong candidate for one of the UK’s established, externally-funded fellowship schemes.
A generous start-up package will fund personal salary, research staff and consumables. There is flexibility over starting dates, but successful applicants are anticipated to take up post by early autumn 2015.
The position is fixed-term for 5 years in the first instance and funded by the Wellcome Trust.
Please quote reference 113230 on all correspondence. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.
Applications will also be considered for appointment at the appropriate salary range of Grade 8 (£38,511 - £45,954 p.a.) with a suitable adjustment to duties and responsibilities.
Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Friday 10 October 2014 can be considered. Interviews will be held w/c 17 November 2014.