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Computational Biologist - Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre, Queensland University of Technology

The successful applicant will conduct research into prostate cancer progression to assist in the identification of new therapeutic targets for prostate cancer treatment. In March 2014, the Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre – Queensland (APCRC-Q) was awarded funding from the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia for a Movember Revolutionary Team Award (MRTA). This position supports the Transcriptomics research within the MRTA team. This position reports to Professor Colleen Nelson and will collaborate extensively with other APCRC-Q and MRTA investigators.

Key responsibilities

  • Conduct research involving analysis, integration and interpretation of next-generation sequencing data to identify and characterise therapeutic targets associated with the progression of prostate cancer and resistance to androgen targeted therapies.
  • Analyse and integrate APCRC-Q microarray and RNAseq with small RNAseq, ChIPseq, DNAseq and publically available cancer genomics data using open-source or commercial software tools and develop tools and analysis pipelines where required.
  • Develop new algorithms and visualisation methods for novel biological research in the field of cancer transcriptomics. Plan and carry out the research on a day-to-day basis in consultation with, and under the direction of supervisors, and work actively and collaboratively in a project team environment.
  • Undertake data reduction, analysis, including statistical evaluation, and archiving.
  • Conduct periodic literature searches, reviews and retrieval of data pertinent to the project aims.
  • Assist in the supervision and training of students and staff in the above techniques.
  • Prepare grant and fellowship proposals as required.
  • Publish research outcomes in relevant journals and give conference presentations.
  • Provide regular written and verbal reports as directed by supervisors.
  • Work in a multidisciplinary research team including participation in APCRC-Q and MRTA team activities and meetings and comply with MRTA standard operating procedures and protocols.
  • Support the University’s reputation and influence through quality international research partnerships and outcomes.

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