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PhD in Bioinformatics/Genomics

The Garvan Institute of Medical Research is one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes, with over 600 scientists, students, and support staff.  We are looking for a keen PhD student to join the Human Comparative and Prostate Cancer Genomics Laboratory located at The Kinghorn Cancer Centre.

This position is for a study focused on the identification and categorization of genomic variations, particularly structural variants, driving prostate cancer outcomes. Somatic (non-inherited) structural variation involving large genome rearrangements is a significant driver of prostate cancer heterogeneity and evolution. Unlike single nucleotide DNA variations, large structural variants are more difficult to accurately detect. The focus of this project is to combine next generating sequencing data with optical mapping data to better uncover large structural variations associated with prostate cancer.

This project is suited for students with a strong interest/background in bioinformatics, computational biology and statistics. The PhD candidate will focus on the implementation and development of statistical/computational tools to screen and merge DNA sequencing and mapping data generated using a number of genomics platforms.

To apply for this position, please follow the instructions on the Garvan website:

For more information or specific enquires, please contact Vanessa Hayes

Position will be open until filled.