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Vacancies within Nuffield Department of Women's and Reproductive Health

There are currently 5 vacancies within Nuffield Department of Women's and Reproductive Health:

Title Closes Salary
Clinical Research Fellow June 25, 2018, noon Grade E71: Salary in the range £31,931 - £42,399 p.a.
Institute Manager June 25, 2018, noon Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 with a discretionary range to £42,418 p.a. (pro rata for part-time)
Machine Learning Scientist June 25, 2018, noon Grade 8: £39,324 - £46,924 p.a.
Statistician July 2, 2018, noon Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 p.a. (pro rata for part-time)
Postdoctoral Research Assistant July 4, 2018, noon Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,604 - £35,550 p.a.

Clinical Research Fellow

Closes: June 25, 2018, noon; salary: Grade E71: Salary in the range £31,931 - £42,399 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>A Clinical Research Fellowship in the Nuffield Department of Women&#146;s &amp; Reproductive Health is available to start from August 2018. The post is an excellent opportunity for candidates interested in acquiring experience of research in a world-class academic unit, while contributing to a project of national and international importance. Subject to the clinical experience and skills, you will also be able to hold a clinical contract and work clinically for one day a week, or equivalent.</p><br> <p>You will be responsible for all aspects of the coordination of the study and in particular you will work to develop planned care pathways by conducting a series of systematic reviews to inform protocol development; undertake a survey of the current screening environment and impact on the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) care pathway; coordinate and conduct a consensus procedure to develop a protocol for the first trimester scanning; work with health economists to conduct an economic analysis and value of information (VoI) study; draw together the findings and recommendations from the project, and, if appropriate, coordinate the design of plausible prospective studies or trials; contribute to clinical study design, conduct research scans to support technique development and its evaluation, analysing findings and interpreting their clinical relevance; write reports, and clinical publications (abstracts and journal articles).</p><br> <p>The clinical component will depend on the skills and experience of the candidate and will comprise routine obstetrics and gynaecology duties at the John Radcliffe or Horton Hospitals, for instance delivery suite, antenatal clinics; and participation in subspecialist high risk services in fetal and maternal medicine.</p><br> <p>You will have, or be eligible for, full GMC registration and you will have successfully completed at least full-time hospital training to ST3 (or equivalent) in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. You will have MBBS or an equivalent qualification, previous research experience and peer reviewed publications as well as demonstrable prior experience in data synthesis/systematic reviews. You will also be able to demonstrate the ability to manage a delivery suite (under appropriate supervision) with independent competence in assisted vaginal assisted delivery (non-rotational), uncomplicated caesarean section, fetal blood sampling and CTG interpretation.</p><br> <p>This post is full time and fixed-term until 31 July 2020 in the first instance.</p><br> <p>You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.</p><br> <p>The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 25 June 2018 and interviews are expected to be held on Monday 2 July 2018.</p> </div>

Institute Manager

Closes: June 25, 2018, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 with a discretionary range to £42,418 p.a. (pro rata for part-time)

<div> <p></p><p>Are you an experienced Manager looking for a new challenge?</p><br> <p>The George Institute for Global Health, part of the Nuffield Department of Women&#146;s &amp; Reproductive Health, is looking for an outstanding individual to fill the post of Institute Manager. This is an important new management role within The George Institute (TGI) UK, providing advice to the Executive Director and the UK leadership team on all financial and operational matters. This role will work closely with the Executive Director to support TGI UK to maximise its impact. While the Executive Director has primary responsibility for the development of the research profile of TGI UK, the Institute Manager will have accountability for the day-to-day management of TGI UK.</p><br> <p>It is an exciting time to join TGI, as it moves to new offices in the heart of Oxford city centre and grows its UK operations. As a Manager you will have knowledge of UK employment law and be an experienced people person, working with a great team of world class researchers. Your awareness of facilities management will ensure the working environment is the best it can be to nurture and grow our team of specialists. Your financial acumen and aptitude will help us develop, implement and monitor short and long-term financial strategies.</p><br> <p>You will have a relevant degree or equivalent experience in an appropriate discipline (e.g. accounting, commerce/business or economics). You will have excellent management accounting skills as well as exposure to computerised accounting systems. We are looking for someone who understands MS Office and Excel to advanced levels and has the ability to learn new software applications quickly. Extensive management and administrative experience, excellent attention to detail, strong analytical skills and excellent time management are also essential in this role.</p><br> <p>This position is offered as full-time or part-time (at least 30 hours/0.8FTE per week) until 31 October 2020.</p><br> <p>You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.</p><br> <p>The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 25 June 2018.</p> </div>

Machine Learning Scientist

Closes: June 25, 2018, noon; salary: Grade 8: £39,324 - £46,924 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>Do you have expertise in Machine Learning? Could you use this experience to help us create game-changing solutions for healthcare problems?</p><br> <p>The George Institute for Global Health, part of the Nuffield Department of Women's &amp; Reproductive Health, is looking for a Machine Learning Scientist to join the team and contribute to the development and implementation of the algorithmic core of a series of exciting new projects in Oxford Martin School&#146;s prestigious program on Deep Medicine. The program is focused on solving high-impact healthcare problems, with the application of modern machine learning algorithms to large multi-modal (e.g. genetics, imaging, medical records) biomedical datasets.</p><br> <p>You will hold a PhD (or near completion) in computer science engineering or in a relevant area. You will also have scientific expertise and applied experience in machine learning, in depth understanding of common machine learning algorithms and a track record in advanced topics of machine learning. You will also have advanced programming skills in Python and/or R, practical experience in preparing data for Machine Learning and you will have completed at least one significant project in applied Machine Learning. Real-world experience in Deep Learning, integration of Machine Learning algorithms with big-data platforms (e.g. Spark) and high-performance computing ecosystems (e.g. CUDA) as well as programming in C++ and Java would also be an advantage.</p><br> <p>This position is full-time and fixed-term for 2 years, with the possibility of further extension.</p><br> <p>You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.</p><br> <p>The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 25 June 2018.</p> </div>

Statistician

Closes: July 2, 2018, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 p.a. (pro rata for part-time)

<div> <p></p><p>The George Institute for Global Health is looking for a Statistician to join a team of statisticians, epidemiologists, clinical research fellows, graduate students and support staff. You will take responsibility for the statistical operations in a randomised controlled trial (RCT) called CONVINCE, recently funded by the European Commission. This is an international, multi-centre, RCT comparing high-dose heamodiafiltration versus conventional guideline-based heamodialysis in renal disease. These statistical operations will include writing statistical analysis plans, analysing the data, reporting progress to investigators and the data safety and monitoring committee and contributing to articles written for the medical literature. It is expected that the analyses will include modern methods such as estimands, PROMS and PREMS. You will be expected to liaise with the database centre in Utrecht, and the investigators across Europe, to ensure that statistical processes are optimum and appropriate, and carried out in a timely fashion. This will include attending meetings in Europe.</p><br> <p>Secondary responsibilities will include assisting The George Institute for Global Health (TGI) in developing cutting-edge methodology in our clinical trials, globally. You will be embedded within our global statistics unit, headquartered in Sydney, and contribute to our CATALYST initiative to modernise and improve our design and analysis of RCTs globally. You will be based in our office at the University of Oxford under the supervision of Mark Woodward, Professor of Statistics and Epidemiology. You will assist Professor Woodward, and his team, in analysing data from large-scale studies, including the UK Biobank, which require efficient techniques to deal with such issues as missing data. As Professor Woodward is the Director of Women&#146;s Health at The George Institute, an interest in this topic would be an advantage.</p><br> <p>You will have a PhD (or near completion) in statistics, or with a substantial statistical component, as well as experience in RCTs. Knowledge of modern statistical methods in RCTs, with an interest in developing new methods, along with proficiency in statistical computing packages (R, SAS and/or Stata) are essential. You will also have good communication skills in English, the ability to organise and prioritise your work, as well as excellent attention to detail and analytical skills.</p><br> <p>This position is full-time and fixed-term until 31 December 2022. This post is available from 1 September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. Applications for flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.</p><br> <p>You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.</p><br> <p>The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 2 July 2018. Interviews are expected to take place on 9 July 2018.</p> </div>

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Closes: July 4, 2018, noon; salary: Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,604 - £35,550 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>The Nuffield Department of Women&#146;s &amp; Reproductive Health is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join Professor Dagan Wells&#146; team. The research group has responsibility for carrying out research into the influence of mitochondria on various aspects of reproduction. In particular, the research work will focus on the analysis of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) sequence and quantification of the amount of mtDNA in human oocytes and mouse preimplantation embryos. This project seeks to examine how differences in mitochondrial function and copy number in eggs and preimplantation embryos are related to various factors relevant to reproduction, including age, chromosome abnormality and body mass index. The post will be particularly focused on mitochondrial DNA and will involve methods of whole genome amplification, quantitative PCR and next generation sequencing. This is part of a larger international collaboration which will study various aspects of mitochondrial function in gametes and embryos. The work will be non-clinical, specifically focusing on aspects of reproductive biology.</p><br> <p>Your responsibilities will include: developing new scientific techniques and experimental protocols; testing hypotheses and analysing scientific data from a variety of sources; developing ideas for generating research income through grant applications, and presenting detailed research proposals to senior researchers; collaborating in the preparation of scientific reports and journal articles and occasionally present papers and posters; and acting as a source of information and advice to other members of the group on scientific protocols and experimental techniques.</p><br> <p>You will PhD/DPhil (or near completion) in a biological subject, ideally involving research using molecular biology techniques, together with relevant experience and will possess sufficient specialist knowledge of molecular biology to work within established research programmes. You will be able to manage your own academic research and associated activities, have previous experience of contributing to publications/presentations and be able to contribute ideas for new research projects and research income generation. Excellent communication and analytical skills as well as knowledge of DNA amplification techniques (e.g. PCR) are also essential for this role.</p><br> <p>This position is full-time and fixed-term for 1 year, with the likelihood of extension.</p><br> <p>You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.</p><br> <p>The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 4 July 2018.</p> </div>