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Post-doctoral bioinformatics research officer - Oshlack lab, Murdoch Children's Research Insitiute

We currently require a full time (or part time) Research Officer on a 2-year contract to join the Bioinformatics research group. The Research Officer will perform analysis and develop analysis methods in the area of cancer transcriptomics. The position will also involve examining and analysing gene expression data and potentially other types of sequencing data from cancer samples. The focus of this position will be on developing further insights into childhood cancers using patient samples collected locally at the Royal Children’s Hospital.


You will also be responsible for:

  • Actively collaborating with scientists from the cancer research group within the Institute as well as research groups elsewhere.
  • Contributing to projects that require design and analysis of experiments using state-of-the-art statistical and computational analysis.
  • Developing new methods of computational and statistical analysis as well as visualization and interpretation of data.
  • Developing a deeper understanding of the molecular biology and genetics of cancer over the duration of the position.
  • Examining and analysing gene expression data and potentially other types of sequencing data from cancer samples.


Key Selection Criteria

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • PhD in a relevant field such as bioinformatics, statistics, computer science, physics, genetics or mathematics
  • Appropriate level of expertise gained from a combination of experience, training or professional accreditation
  • Demonstrated excellence in scientific research
  • Experience with handling large data sets in a scientific context
  • Experience with computational data analysis
  • Be proficient in R, Python or another scripting language
  • Have an interest in genetics and medical research
  • Demonstrate high-level interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, and an ability to work in a small team with minimal supervision
  • Working with Children & National Police Clearance (if appointed) in compliance with the Victorian Governments Child Safety Standards.


Only applicants who address the key selection criteria will be considered. Please place your responses to the key selection criteria at the end of your cover letter. For more information on this position please contact Associate Professor Alicia Oshlack


Salary Range: $84,869 – $91,099 per annum, pro rata plus super

Closing Date: Friday 26 May 2017

Position Reference: 6441


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