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Aug252017

Bioinformatics Postdoc - Centenary Institute

Cutting Edge Opportunity for a Bioinformatician at an Innovative Research Institute with State-of-the-Art facilities.

Undertake funded research into epigenetics, epitranscriptomics and alternative splicing in normal biology and cancer.

CENTENARY INSTITUTE is a centre of excellence in medical research affiliated with the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the University of Sydney.

We are seeking an innovative and enthusiastic bioinformatician to work with a team of researchers in the areas of Epigenetics, Epitranscriptomics, RNA biology and cancer. Building on the recent discoveries we published in Cell, Nature Communications and Blood, we are currently investigating the roles of DNA methylation and RNA modifications in the regulation of alternative splicing in diverse human and mouse cells and tissues. We are also expanding our study to define the interplay between aberrant epigenetic and RNA modifications that contribute to splicing abnormalities relevant to cancers. We are committed to support and mentor young investigators to become group leaders in the future.

Your main role will be to conduct bioinformatics analyses in collaboration with a team of web lab researchers for a fixed term, while participating in the activities of Centenary.

We are looking for exceptional candidates with:

A recent PhD (preferably within the last 12 months) or about to be awarded a PhD in the relevant areas of computational biology/ bioinformatics; Extensive experience in RNAseq data analysis, pipeline development and algorithm implementation/development; Solid research experience, including first author publications in top journals; Ability to write/contribute to journal articles, grants and keep meticulous notes; Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills with an ability to liaise with a diverse range of people; A strong team focus; and A demonstrated commitment to Occupational Health and Safety. Desirable:

Experience with WGBS, ChIP-seq and MeRIP-seq data analyses; Familiar with blood cell development and related malignancies, or breast cancers; A demonstrated ability to supervise junior staff and students. CENTENARY offers attractive superannuation and salary packaging to staff. Salary will be dependent on qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

Contact for the role:

Dr. Justin Wong +61 2 95656175 or j.wong@centenary.org.au

To apply for the role: please email your application to recruitment@centenary.org.au

Applications must include:

  • A cover letter addressing the essential skills,
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) including academic transcript, and
  • Full contact details of at least two recent professional referees.


Closing date: 25 August 2017

Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine And Cell Biology is a centre of excellence in medical research affiliated with the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the University of Sydney located at Camperdown.

For more information about Centenary please visit our website www.centenary.org.au

The Centenary Institute supports Equal Employment Opportunity. We value diversity and encourage applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people with disability, LGBTIQ individuals and applicants of diverse cultures and ages.

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