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Postdoc - Microbial Genome Bioinformatics - Hawkesbury, Sydney

The Soil Biology and Genomics Theme of the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment is seeking an exceptional researchers to work on genome bioinformatics of soil metagenomics.

Post-Doctoral position (3 years fixed term; Academic Level A; AUD $79,454 to $84,295 p.a. plus 17% Superannuation and Leave Loading):

The Research Fellow in Bioinformatics will focus on research related to the development of bioinformatics tools for the analysis of microbial genomic, metagenomics, and meta-transcriptomic data generated using next-generation sequencing platforms.

The successful applicant will be expected to initiate and successfully progress research projects in the broad area of bioinformatics that is relevant to the Soil Biology & Genomics research theme. The appointee will also have the opportunity to undertake further training in the latest bioinformatics tools and approaches through collaboration with overseas collaborators working in this area of research. He or she will have responsibility to progress research to completion and the publication of high-impact international journal publications.

Closing Date:

25 January 2015

How to Apply:

Click on this link and scroll to the job reference 1615/14

The research environment

The Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment (HIE) is a research only institution focused on environmental research. It is one of four Institutes at UWS dedicated to excellence in research. The HIE is dedicated to answering crucial questions about impacts of environmental change on terrestrial ecosystems. Offering comprehensive field and laboratory based facilities for research from genes to ecosystems, the Institute encourages collaborations between its three themes: Soil Biology & Genomics; Plants, Animals & Interactions; and Ecosystem Function & Integration.

The Institute has over 70 academic and support staff and is located on the Hawkesbury campus of the University of Western Sydney (UWS) in Richmond, NSW, Australia. Based on its location, candidates who enjoy being the beautiful Australian bush will particularly appreciate the setting. Having said that, two of our bioinformaticians live in inner Sydney and commute on a direct train. Sydney commuter trains are famous for being rather work-friendly. many thanks and a happy new year!