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Research Scientist Computational Biology - Melbourne

Department of Environment and Primary Industries, Victoria State Government

Position Details

This position will work within the Biosciences Research Division which is responsible for improving productivity of Victoria’s food and fibre sector through research which delivers high value innovations and technologies to the sector.

This role will undertake research in the rapidly emerging area of enhancing performance and future health of livestock from the profile of symbiotic micro-organisms in rumen, milk and other biological samples, as well as potentially prediction of crop performance from their associated microbiome. The key priorities for the roles are  to develop new methodologies for predicting production, health and environmental traits from quantitative microbial profiles derived from high throughput sequencing data, design new projects to test and validate these predictions, and undertake research to ensure this technology can be applied cost effectively in the livestock and crop industries. In this role you will work within a team of scientists and will engage with industry partners. You will be expected to support other scientists as well as PhD students working in the same area and will enjoy building on a positive culture.

A PhD in Animal or Plant Breeding, Genetics, Quantitative Genetics, Bioinformatics or an equivalent qualification is mandatory.

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