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Postdoctoral fellow Bioinformatics and Systems Immunology - UNSW, Kirby Institute

Applications are sought from outstanding researchers for a postdoctoral position bioinformatics in the Viral Immunology Systems Program (VISP) at the Kirby Institute within the University of New South Wales Campus in Sydney, Australia. The researcher who will work in close collaboration with both wet and dry embers of the VISP group to perform bioinformatics and systems Biology analyses in single cell genomics and other data sets. This position will focus on the development and applications of bioinformatics approaches for analyzing and interpreting single cell transcriptomics data, flow cytometry data as well as next generation sequencing data of viral genomes to study immune responses against viral infections, such as HCV, influenza, and other human pathogens. This position will operate at the interface between the Kirby Institute of Infection and Immunity and the School of Medical Sciences, with strong collaborations with the Weizmann Garvan Institute for Cell Genomics.

Required Skills and Experience 

  • PhD in computational biology, mathematics, biostatistics or related fields.
  • Highly developed skills in bioinformatics and/or computational biology.
  • Experience in Genomics and/or transcriptomics analyses.
  • Good knowledge and skills in languages, such as R, Python, C++.
  • Evidence of publications in influential, high-impact journals.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team.



Dr Fabio Luciani lead the computational biology and bioinformatics stream at VISP, and works in close collaboration with members of the VISP team, formed by two post-doctoral fellows in wet-lab analyses, two senior research officers, and 8 PhD students. The VISP works on several projects, including several collaborations nationally and internationally. For more information on the research group, see


The position is for 1 year, renewable up to 4 years. The net salary will range from Level A step 6 to Level B, depending on expertise, which correspond to a minimum Academic Level A (AUD $89,051 – $95,248 plus 9.5% superannuation p.a.).


The anticipated starting date is January 2017 (but a later start is possible).
 To apply, send within a single PDF a detailed response to the criteria above, current CV, a short statement of research interests, and the name of at least two researchers who can be contacted for reference to


It’s no secret: Sydney is one of the most beautiful, liveable and friendly cities in the world ( The main UNSW campus is located in the eastern suburbs of Sydney only 7km from the centre of the city, 2km from Coogee Beach and 5km from Sydney’s international and domestic airports.

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