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Postdoctoral Bioinformatician - Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Applications are invited for a new research position based within the Cancer Genetics and Genomics laboratory (Bowtell laboratory) of the Research Division at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. The Bowtell lab is a leading Australian human cancer genomics group and a major contributor to ovarian cancer research internationally. This project focuses on understanding the genomic landscape of high-grade serous ovarian cancer and how mutations lead to treatment response and resistance. This work has direct clinical application, and the Bowtell lab has a strong reputation for translational findings in ovarian cancer.

The position will involve the analysis of large-scale genomic data through the application of best-practice bioinformatics workflows and the development of innovative methods as required. The position will require a highly motivated and skilled bioinformatician or computational biologist with expertise in the analysis of cancer whole genome sequencing and RNAseq data, integration of genome-wide datasets, competency in programming languages R and/or Python/Perl and experience with working on a high performance-computing cluster. The individual will collaborate very closely with cancer cell and molecular biologists within the Bowtell laboratory to work on joint initiatives but will also be responsible for driving their own specified biological projects. The position is in a research environment that includes a large and interactive group of bioinformaticians and computational biologists in the Bioinformatics Core Facility.


  • A PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, or a quantitative discipline (e.g. computer science, mathematics, or statistics) with very good biology knowledge
  • Demonstrated experience in the analysis of Illumina next-generation sequencing data, DNA copy number and RNA sequencing analysis methods
  • Excellent knowledge of R language and tools available from the bioconductor project for high throughput genomic data analysis

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Research Fellow in Cardiac Systems Biology - University of Melbourne

Salary: $66,809* – $90,657 p.a. Level A (*PhD Entry Level $84,458 p.a.) or $95,434 – $113,323 p.a. Level B, plus 9.5% superannuation. Level of appointment will be commensurate with the qualifications and relevant experience of the successful appointee.

The Research Fellow in Cardiac Systems Biology will undertake research to develop a mathematical model of calcium signalling in heart cells. This research will contribute to an Australian government ARC Discovery project entitled “How does calcium make the heart grow?” awarded to Professor Edmund Crampin and Dr Vijay Rajagopal. The aim of the research project is to use mathematical modelling to gain understanding of the mechanisms that control heart cell growth.

The Research Fellow in Cardiac Systems Biology will join the Systems Biology Laboratory; a multi-investigator collaborative research group at the University of Melbourne, based at the School of Mathematics and Statistics and in the new Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Melbourne School of Engineering. The Systems Biology Laboratory is directed by Professor Edmund Crampin. More information about the Systems Biology Laboratory and its constituent research groups can be found at the website:

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Senior Research Assistant (Computational Biology) - Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, Monash University

BDI Monash University is one of the largest and most successful biomedical research institutes in Australia. The BDI brings together more than 100 teams in a highly interactive environment, with access to truly world-class infrastructures. For details, please look at-

Our laboratory research interest focuses on how transcription factors (TFs) and epigenetic regulators, along with small RNAs and long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) regulate gene expression programs in ES cells, neural stem cells and differentiated cells under normal and pathological conditions, such as, cancers and neurodegenerative diseases. We use various experimental approaches including Cell and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, CRISPRs, CRISPRs screens, ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, WGS, ATAC-seq, RRBS, ChIA-PET, 3C, 4C, Hi-C, proteomics and bioinformatics. For research details, please see:

Job description: Job No. 557456

Faculty / Portfolio: Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences School of Biomedical Sciences Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: Three year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $82,645 – $90,646 pa HEW Level 07 (plus 17% employer superannuation)

Education/Qualifications requirement:

  • A PhD in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics would be desirable with significant research experience in the field of Bioinformatics, Computational biology, Genomics and Epigenetics Knowledge and Skills
  • Excellent knowledge and hands on experience in NGS data, particularly- ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, WGS, ATACseq, HiC and ChiA-PET, SNPs and related genomics datasets
  • Able to work independently and in teams
  • Candidates should have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • High-level of project management skills with a record of successfully coordinating and/or supporting projects
  • Planning and organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and set and meet deadlines
  • Ready to handle creative and challenging assignments
  • Willing to learn machine or deep learning, developing new bioinformatics tools
  • A demonstrated awareness of the principles of confidentiality, privacy and information handling

If you are interested, please send a cover letter, CV and contact information for 3 references via email to me-Dr. Partha Pratim Das. PhD ( or OR apply through this link:

Closing Date: Sunday 28 May 2017, 11:55pm AEDT

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