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Bioinformatician in Paediatric Clinical Cancer Genomics Organisation - Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is Australia’s only public hospital solely dedicated to cancer and one of an elite group of hospitals worldwide to have its own integrated cancer research program and laboratories.

An exciting research opportunity has opened to join the Bioinformatics and Cancer Genomics lab, based at the Peter Mac. The lab is 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 researcher to contribute to clinical genomics in paediatric cancers.

The position is for 12 months in the first instance, but will continue subject to satisfactory performance.

Within Peter Mac, you will be a member of an active and growing initiative in clinical cancer genomics. You will collaborate with other members of the Papenfuss lab at Peter Mac and WEHI, Molecular Pathology, the Molecular Genomics Core Facility, and the Bioinformatics Core Facility.

Externally, you will collaborate with other members of the Cancer Therapeutics CRC, including the Children’s Cancer Institute Australia, the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. The position may involve regular trips to collaborators in Sydney.

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.

To be successful in this role, we are seeking applicants with the following skills and attributes: PhD in bioinformatics, mathematics, statistics, physics or computer science Proven ability to handle large data sets and analyse high-throughput experimental data Commitment to reproducible research, including experience with version control Strong programming skills in R and python Excellent oral and written communication skills Proven ability to work independently Demonstrated capacity for collaboration Previous experience in bioinformatics research and the capacity to work independently is essential.

Familiarity with unix is essential.

For further information about this opportunity, please review the position description or contact us for a confidential discussion.

Peter Mac offers its employees the following benefits:

  • Salary Packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Central City Location
  • Training and Development Program