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Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Bioinformatics/Computational Biology - UNSW

Talented and skilled candidates are invited to express their interest in a postdoctoral research fellow position in bioinformatics and computational biology at the University of New South Wales. The UNSW is a national leader in research and the institution has state-of-the-art facilities for medical research and bioinformatics. The successful candidate will take a lead role to advance innovative phylogenetics approaches for the investigation of mechanisms by which influenza viruses evolve and develop antiviral resistance. He/she will also employ computational based drug design and molecular docking to develop new therapeutics based on identified lead compounds that can better respond to influenza infections.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in bioinformatics, computational biology, or a related discipline, a demonstrated record of conducting research in bioinformatics, computational biology and/or drug design, strong programming skills in languages including c++ and perl, be highly self-motivated, demonstrate an ability to work independently and collaboratively to implement research goals within specified time periods, have a track record of writing and publishing scientific research papers and delivering strong presentations of their results at scientific conferences, and have the ability to train and supervise postgraduate research students where necessary.

Candidates must have excellent verbal and writing skills in English.

The position is a full time, fixed term position for 12 months in the first instance with the possibility of renewal for a further 12 months subject to satisfactory performance. Preference will be given to Australian citizens or permanent residents.

How to apply

In the first instance, qualified candidates who meet the criteria above should send a cover letter detailing their research achievements and skills together with a curriculum vitae, containing the names and contact details of two academic referees, to Professor Kevin Downard at kevin.downard (at) by May 31 2015.