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Senior Leadership in Bioinformatics – School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland

An exciting opportunity exists to lead bioinformatics and act as the interface between biologists and data, within the School of Biological Sciences (SBS) at the University of Auckland. The University recognises that the future of biology will be determined by big data, and that future leaders in the field are finding answers to complex problems, problems faced by researchers as well as by society, by applying biological knowledge to data.

SBS is ranked in the top 100 globally (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015). School members conduct research across several research centres and three groups: Biomedical and applied biology, Cellular, molecular and organismal biology, and Ecology, evolution and behaviour (see Emerging opportunities for bioinformatics research and collaboration exist with the primary resource sector and personalised medicine, working with industry on transformational, applied work to improve social, environmental and economic well-being and sustainability.

Applicants must have a strong record of research and teaching in bioinformatics and computational biology, including the ability to integrate multiple types of large scale data in creative ways. The right person will enjoy working as a focal point in individual and collaborative types of projects involving large scale datasets and building on existing areas of strength within the department, including ecology and evolution, biomedical science and drug discovery, genomics and cell biology. Candidates must bring a demonstrated ability to pursue active and viable research in a multi-disciplinary manner.

To obtain full details and for a confidential discussion, prospective candidates should contact the search firm assisting the University, via email to

Full applications addressing the selection criteria and nominating referees must be submitted to the email address above.

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