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Post-doctoral researcher in bioinformatics and computational biology

An exciting new research position is available in the Bioinformatics and Cancer Genomics lab, based at the Peter Mac. This is a new lab led by Associate Professor Tony Papenfuss at the Peter Mac and is joint with the Papenfuss Lab at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute.

The lab is seeking an experienced bioinformatics or computational biology researcher to undertake bioinformatics and melanoma genomics research. You will analyse next generation sequencing and other –omics data obtained from melanomas in order to investigate tumour evolution, intra-tumoral heterogeneity and the emergence of therapy resistance.

You will collaborate closely with other melanoma researchers at the Peter Mac, members of the Papenfuss lab at Peter Mac and WEHI, and the Molecular Genomics Core Facility.

Applicants should have a PhD in a quantitative discipline such as mathematics/statistics, computer science, physics or bioinformatics. A strong interest in biology and a passion for scientific research is essential. Previous experience in bioinformatics research and the capacity to work independently is essential. Applicants should have excellent writing and presentation skills and be highly collaborative. Previous experience in phylogenetic analysis would be an advantage. The position requires strong programming skills and expertise in python and R. Familiarity with unix is essential.

A position description is available at

Please send enquiries to Associate Professor Tony Papenfuss (

To apply, please submit a cover letter briefly addressing the selection criteria, an academic CV and the names of 3 referees via or by June 3, 2014.