Looking for motivated students with excellent problem solving skills, possessing a strong foundation in either biology or computer science, with a working knowledge of the other.
To commence in February 2015 at Curtin Univeristy, Perth, Western Australia.
Available projects include:
- Assembly of whole genomes and comparative genomics of plant-pathogenic fungi*
- Viral discovery from metagenomic datasets
- Pathogen recognition from imaging data
* funded by Pulse Breeding Australia, includes a AUD9000 stipend - as part of the PBA Capacity Building program. This project and stipend is intended to provide bioinformatics training for a student that is likely to continue on an agriculturally-focused career path.
Basic computer skills will be essential.
- unix, command-line, bash scripting, perl/python
- past experience in bioinformatics
- demonstrated scientific writing ability
Candidates with a keen interest but lacking in some of the above are encouraged to inquire early to discuss the possibility for training and self-learning prior to commencement.
To apply, or for more information, contact Dr James Hane (James.Hane@curtin.edu.au) by 31st October 2014. Early inquiries strongly encouraged.