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Research Officer or Senior Research Officer in Metagenomics - Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

An opportunity exists for a postdoctoral scientist with strong bioinformatics or computational biology skills, statistical knowledge, and experience in metagenomics to join the Papenfuss Lab in the Bioinformatics Division at The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI).

The Papenfuss Lab works on a variety of exciting projects. The focus of this role will be metagenomics, including analysis of 16S microbiome diversity data, metagenomic DNA-seq, RNA-seq and other -omics data. The role involves performing a variety of analyses under supervision and working closely with other scientists and clinicians in the ENDIA consortium. The position will involve using the R programming environment and applying statistical tools like LIMMA and edgeR to metagenomic data. The successful applicant will play a key role in the ENDIA consortium and NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) for the Protection of Pancreatic Beta Cells, which is investigating the role of metagenomics in mothers and infants with high risk of Type 1 diabetes.

Successful applicants should have the following attributes

  • PhD in statistics, computer science, computational biology, bioinformatics, or a related field.
  • Familiarity with genome databases and statistical analysis methods.
  • Expertise with NGS data analysis
  • Computational skills including the use of the R programming language.
  • Proficiency with the Linux/Unix Operating System
  • Experience with high performance computer clusters
  • Strong interest in metagenomics or RNA-seq

Strong Communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team are essential. The position will be for two years in the first instance with excellent prospects of renewal. Funding is already in place for up to 5 years. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. Up to 17% superannuation and attractive salary packaging options are available.

A position description is available. General enquiries can be directed to Associate Professor Tony Papenfuss.

Please submit your cover letter, resume and the names of 3 professional referees in PDF format to quoting reference WEHI/MKTOP in the subject line.

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