The main role of this position is to support and conduct independent research in the Clinical Genetics Group within the Dunedin School of Medicine by bringing statistical and bioinformatics expertise to their research programme, which is focused on the genetics of childhood diseases. The prime focus is the analysis of rare germline genetic determinants. You will collaborate across the University campus with other groups researching genetics of other disease states, including integration with an emerging group of researchers interested in the application of genomics to medical practice.
To be successful in this role you will:
- Be trained in research to a PhD level
- Have published prior research in peer reviewed journals
- Have an ability to form positive and productive collaborations
- Be able to work with some independence
- Have sound organisational and communication skills
- Have strong attention to detail
An important pre-requisite is a firm working knowledge of biomedical science. Strengths in statistics as applied to genomics datasets, bioinformatics, and computer programming are essential. This position would suit someone who would like to build towards a leadership role in academic genomic medical research.
This is a full-time fixed term position for four years.