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Research Assistant (Bioinformatics) - Monash University

Job No.


Faculty/ Portfolio:

Faculty of Science 
School of Biological Sciences

Monash University


Clayton campus

Employment Type:



12 month fixed-term appointment


$72,885 - $78,670 pa HEW Level 06 
(includes 9% employer superannuation)

  • Intellectually stimulating environment
  • Cut across traditional boundaries in an interdisciplinary approach
  • Utilise your proven bioinformatic skills

The Opportunity

We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic Research Assistant in the general area of computational biology/bioinformatics to work between the laboratories of Professor Scott O'Neill and Dr Beth McGraw and Associate Professor Sureshkumar Balasubramanian.

Scott and Beth's group studies the interaction between insects and bacteria with particular applications in control of disease vectors. Suresh's group works on deciphering the molecular mechanisms underlying phenotypic variation, focusing on Arabidopsis thaliana. Ecological genomics being a common theme, both groups are using next-generation genome sequencing technologies to address questions about adaptation.

You will be responsible for carrying out research under general direction, providing bioinformatic support for various next-generation sequencing projects in the two laboratories. Specific research activities may involve analysis of genomic resequencing, RNA-Seq/transcriptome datasets from multiple species and database construction.

To be successful in this role, you will be proficient in a scripting language. You will have skills in bioinformatics and the ability to modify and use existing analysis pipelines. Experience in biology and sequence analysis is beneficial. 

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs". 


Dr Meg Woolfit, Research Fellow, 03 9902 0177 

Associate Professor Sureshkumar Balasubramanian, School of Biological Sciences, 03 9905 1373

Position Description

 PD - Research Assistant (Bioinformatics)

Closing Date

Monday 27 August 2012, 11:55pm Aus. Eastern Standard Time


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