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Friday
Jul142017

Postdoc (genetic mapping and discovery of structural variants) - Institut National de Recherche Agronomique

Exploit high-throughput genotyping data (GBS or arrays) of segregating populations to detect structural variants, particularly in plant genomes. The key is to focus on data that is generally discarded as not compatible with Mendelian hypotheses. After that, identify QTLs for traits of interest that are associated with such structural variants. The work will focus on the conception, realization and validation of computational and statistical methods. All code will be written in R, building on scripts previously produced by the host team.

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Sunday
Jul162017

PhD Fellowship (Molecular Neural Development and Sequencing Technologies) - University of Copenhagen

Project description

This project will use molecular tools including iTRAQ proteomics and single cell RNA-sequencing to characterize the progenitor stellate cell populations in the embryonic pig entorhinal cortex. In particular, characterisation of the progenitor cell populations that give rise to the stellate cells will be performed using bioinformatics. Further studies will be performed to derive stellate cells from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) using cytokines and growth factors identified from the global profiling and bioinformatics analyses. Comparative molecular studies (i.e. RNA-sequencing) will then be performed to assess whether stellate cells derived from Alzheimer disease patient iPSCs have an altered phenotype compared to iPSCs derived from healthy persons.

Required qualifications

  • Masters in Cell Biology, Neuroscience, Neural development, Bioinformatics or related field
  • Knowledge in pluripotent stem cell and/or developmental biology
  • Knowledge in neural development
  • Knowledge in cellular RNA and protein sequencing technologies
  • Experience in the field of neural development is desirable
  • Experience with proteomic sequencing and/or transcriptome sequencing is desirable
  • Experience with bioinformatics processing of large data sets is desirable
  • Experience with culture and differentiation of pluripotent stem cells is desirable
  • Experience with molecular methods such as immunohistochemistry, qPCR, westerns and cDNA library preparation is desirable
  • High motivation and basic scientific skills are essential
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written, including fluent use of the English language
  • Excellent collaborating and teamwork skills are essential
  • Publication/s in relevant fields of the project is desirable


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Friday
Jul212017

UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship (Integrative Modelling of Human Brain Genomics, Transcriptomics and Epigenomics) - UNSW

The advent of technological breakthroughs has provided a wealth of omics data which has provoked a fundamental transformation of the science of biology. Biology has increasingly become an information-based discipline focusing on “systems” approaches which describe the translation of benchtop science into computational models and mathematical frameworks. The goal of this project is to investigate the interplay between the genome, epigenome, and transcriptome in disease susceptibility using systems-level integrative computational approaches. It will rely on rich multi-omics datasets consisting of RNA sequence, DNA methylation, and histone acetylation derived from human brains. It provides a unique opportunity to be trained across disciplines and contribute to a cutting-edge field of research.


The UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme

The UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme is a cornerstone of the UNSW 2025 Strategy, and aims to attract new PhD scholars of exceptional quality to undertake projects in strategic research areas. Awardees receive a $50,000 scholarship package for four years, comprising a $40,000 per annum tax-free stipend and a travel and development support package of up to $10,000 per annum. International students also receive a tuition fee scholarship. In addition to this scholarship package, scholars are provided with access to a range of development opportunities across research, teaching and learning and leadership and engagement.


More info

Direct link to project: http://www.2025.unsw.edu.au/apply/scientia-phd-scholarships/integrative-modelling-human-brain-genomics-transcriptomics-and
More info on UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship: https://research.unsw.edu.au/unsw-scientia-phd-scholarship-scheme

Friday
Aug042017

Research Fellow in Microbial Informatics - University of Sydney

  • Position based at the Sydney Medical School - Westmead and the Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology-Public Health
  • Be valued for your exceptional knowledge and experience in microbial informatics
  • Full time fixed term for two years; further offers possible dependent on funding and need

Sydney Medical School – Westmead Reference no. 1308/0617


About the opportunity

The position will be based at the Sydney Medical School-Westmead and the Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology-Public Health (CIDM-PH). CIDM-PH is an interdisciplinary translational research group within the Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Departments of the Westmead Clinical School, Western Sydney Local Health District, Australia and Pathology West – Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research.

With this position we are seeking an enthusiastic, early career researcher to participate in the program of research funded by the NHMRC and NSW Health Translational Research grants. This Research Fellow will develop informatics tools for rapid detection and analysis of foodborne outbreaks and new methods of tracking disease transmission pathways. He/she will also be expected to participate in synthesis of genomic, epidemiological and clinical evidence, in collaboration with other investigators and in support of the next generation sequencing experiments of bacterial pathogens with epidemic potential. The position is based at the Public Health Pathogen Genomics Unit, Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Westmead Clinical School and the Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research – Pathology West. The Research Fellow will also join the Westmead Node of the Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity (MBI).

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. We see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a dedicated researcher who has:

  • A PhD in biomedical science or mathematics commensurate with appointment at Research Fellow level
  • Research experience in informatics of infectious diseases or biostatistics
  • Experience in the analysis of next –generation sequencing data
  • Track record of research publications in informatics or mathematics
  • High level oral and written communication skills
  • Evidence of an ability to work both independently and co-operatively with others, and to provide leadership
  • Track record in collaborative research programs (desirable).


About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11.30pm 4 August 2017

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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Friday
Aug042017

Research Fellow in Pathogen Genomics - University of Sydney

  • Join an organisation that encourages progressive thinking
  • Be valued for your exceptional knowledge and experience in pathogen genomics
  • Full time fixed term for two years; further offers possible dependent on funding and need

Sydney Medical School – Westmead Reference no. 1309/0617


About the opportunity

The position will be based at the Sydney Medical School-Westmead and the Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology-Public Health (CIDM-PH). CIDM-PH is an interdisciplinary translational research group within the Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Departments of the Westmead Clinical School, Western Sydney Local Health District, Australia and Pathology West – Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research. This position is funded by the NHMRC Project Grant APP1102170 “Genomics dissection and prevention of bacterial transmission events” administered by the University of Sydney.

With this position we are seeking an enthusiastic, early career researcher to participate in the newly funded NHMRC project grant. This Research Fellow will interrogate genomic variables of bacteria involved in foodborne outbreaks and will develop genomic methods of tracking disease transmission pathways. He/she will also be expected to participate in genomic data generation and synthesis and analysis of genomic, clinical and epidemiological data, in collaboration with other investigators. The position is based at the Public Health Pathogen Genomics Unit, Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Westmead Clinical School and the Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research – Pathology West. The Research Fellow will also join the Westmead Node of the Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity (MBI).


About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. We see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a dedicated researcher who has:

  • A PhD in biomedical science, genomics or bioinformatics experience commensurate with appointment at Research Fellow level
  • Research experience in molecular diagnostics and molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases
  • Experience in bacterial genomics and bioinformatics
  • High level oral and written communication skills
  • Evidence of an ability to work both independently and co-operatively with others, and to provide leadership
  • Previous experience in collaborative research programs (desirable).


About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11.30pm 4 August 2017

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

Click here for further details...