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Bioinformaticians, ACRF SA Cancer Genomics Facility, Adelaide

The ACRF SA Cancer Genomics Facility in Adelaide has opportunities for two bioinformaticians to join our Bioinformatics group. Available projects involve the analysis and interpretation of next generation sequencing data related to an assortment of research projects in cancer genomics, the development of resistance to drug treatment and the roles of microRNAs in cancer. The successful applicants will be proficient in interpreting large, complex and diverse datasets generated from a range of sources, including publicly available datasets generated outside our facility. In doing so, the applicants will use both available computational tools as well as develop their own. Previous experience in coding in one or more relevant languages (e.g. Perl, Python, Java, Matlab or Mathematica, shell scripting) is essential.

Our centre is a new facility jointly established through the Centre for Cancer Biology at SA Pathology and the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Adelaide. We have access to the latest sequencing technologies, including Roche 454 Junior, Personal Genome Machine and Illumina HiSeq2000 sequencers. Our computing is facilitated through an association with eResearch SA and includes access to a 32 core 1Tb Dell R910 server, a dedicated 48 core 256 Gb Dell R815 server as well as other equipment.

The two positions are available for 1 and 2 years in the first instance, respectively, with the possibility of extension beyond this time if funds permit. We will consider applications from candidates with a PhD or substantial experience in bioinformatics, mathematical & computational or related sciences. Previous experience in molecular biology, genetics and related areas is an advantage but not essential.

Applications should be submitted in writing to Dr. Andreas Schreiber ( and should include a cover letter, a CV and publication list as well as the names and contact details of three referees. The closing data for receipt of applications is June 30, 2012. Further information about the Cancer Genomics Facility may be found at, while further details about the positions may be sought from

Dr. Andreas Schreiber (, Bioinformatics),

Prof. Greg Goodall (, microRNAs in cancer) or

Prof. Hamish Scott (, Molecular Pathology and Genetics).

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