Research Officer (Statistical Bioinformatics)
Bioinformatics Division, WEHI, Australia
An opportunity is available for a Research Officer (Statistical Bioinformatics) to join the Bioinformatics Division at Australia’s pre-eminent biomedical research institute.
About the position
An exciting opportunity exists for a postdoctoral scientist (Research Officer) to join the research laboratory of Professor Gordon Smyth in the Bioinformatics Division at WEHI.
The laboratory develops advanced computational and statistical bioinformatics strategies to analyze and interpret genomic data sets, with particular emphasis on gene expression and the regulation of gene expression. In collaboration with biomedical scientists, the laboratory works on cancer genomics and immune disorders.
The successful candidate will be supervised by Professor Smyth and Dr Yunshun (Andy) Chen and will work on cancer genomics, statistical bioinformatics and software development. Specific projects may involve RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, CUT&Tag, single cell transcriptomics, spatial transcriptomics, TRP53 mutations and breast cancer. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct bioinformatics analyses, to develop bioinformatics methodology as appropriate and to work closely with collaborators in a multi-disciplinary team.
The successful candidate will have a doctoral qualification or equivalent in a relevant discipline such as statistics, mathematics, computational biology or computer science. The candidate should have the ability to apply mathematical, statistical and computation principles to genomic problems. Experience with data analysis, programing and large datasets would be an advantage as would experience in R, Unix and software development. Prior experience in bioinformatics and medical research would be an advantage but is not required. More general selection criteria are listed in the position description.
Terms of appointment
This position is available for 2 years in a full time capacity. Salary is A6 – A8 (AUD91,404 – AUD98,111). Up to 17% superannuation and very attractive salary packaging options are available.
A position description is available here.
How to apply
Please email your application including a full CV and a cover letter addressing the above selection criteria in pdf format to firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting reference WEHI/TYGS180821 in the subject line.
Application closing date: 22 September 2021
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