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Wednesday
May172017

Translational Data Scientist - University of Sydney

Translational Data Scientist
Brain and Mind Centre DVC Research
Portfolio Reference no. 680/0417

  • Be valued for your exceptional knowledge and experience in Data Science
  • Full-time fixed term for 12 months with possibility of extension
  • Remuneration package: $106K p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% super


About the opportunity

Reporting to the Brain and Mind Centre Academic Lead for Data Science, the Translational Data Scientist in brain and mind sciences (neuroscience and mental health) will help support research opportunities across all areas of basic, clinical and translational medicine and health. The role will enhance and develop data science projects across Brain and Mind Centre; grow data science capacity to promote discovery; provide support with open-source and proprietary software for generating data visualisations and data understanding; and assist with data access and management.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Translational Data Scientist who possesses demonstrated expertise in:

  • using complex data sets
  • modern data-centric programming languages including one of Python, R and developmental languages including one of C++ or Java
  • understanding of modern data software and tools, from cloud computing to the many existing commercial products used for data analytics


Further, this role relies on an aptitude for understanding and interpreting researchers’ needs, advising on and providing appropriate data science skills for the research objectives, and communicating and translating this back to the researchers, in an ongoing discussion, to progress and achieve successful outcomes.

The successful candidate will work closely with basic science, clinical research and academic staff working in brain and mind sciences both physically at Brain and Mind Centre and across The University and its affiliated teaching hospitals and research partners.

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across 9 campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 47,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11.30pm 17 May 2017

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

Sunday
May142017

Research Fellow in Computational Systems Biology - Systems Biology Laboratory, University of Melbourne

Salary: $66,809* – $90,657 p.a. Level A (*PhD Entry Level $84,458 p.a.) or $95,434 – $113,323 p.a. Level B

The Research Fellow will be supervised by Prof. Edmund Crampin, in collaboration with other investigators in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science & Technology.

Start date negotiable, although available to start immediately. Appointment will be initially for two years, with possibility of renewal contingent on satisfactory performance, progress in carrying out the assigned duties, and mutual agreement. Salary is commensurate with experience. Applications can be submitted through the University of Melbourne website (links below) however informal enquiries can be directed to Professor Edmund J. Crampin (email: edmund.crampin@unimelb.edu.au).

You will develop standards and approaches for integrative computational modelling to understand the interactions between nano-scale materials and cells. As part of a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative team at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology, and across several Australian universities, the project aims to better understand and hence predict how properties of nano-engineered particles for drug delivery determine cellular recognition, uptake and processing. Knowledge of systems biology standards, databases and use of computational modelling to interpret experimental data would be advantageous, along with confidence and willingness to bring mathematical and computational approaches into a highly collaborative research cluster.  

DEADLINE: 14 May 2017
University of Melbourne Job no: 0043121
http://jobs.unimelb.edu.au/caw/en/job/890565/research-fellow-in-computational-systems-biology

Sunday
May142017

Research Fellow in Energy-based Systems Biology - Systems Biology Laboratory, University of Melbourne

Salary: $66,809* – $90,657 p.a. Level A (*PhD Entry Level $84,458 p.a.) or $95,434 – $113,323 p.a. Level B

The project will be supervised by Prof. Edmund Crampin and Prof. Peter Gawthrop (Melbourne School of Engineering).

Start date negotiable, although available to start immediately. Appointment will be initially for two years, with possibility of renewal contingent on satisfactory performance, progress in carrying out the assigned duties, and mutual agreement. Salary is commensurate with experience. Applications can be submitted through the University of Melbourne website (links below) however informal enquiries can be directed to Professor Edmund J. Crampin (email: edmund.crampin@unimelb.edu.au).

The Research Fellow will undertake research to develop an energy-based approach to modelling cellular processes. Most current systems biology models consider networks of biochemical reactions in terms of fluxes, or reaction rates. This provides a very incomplete description as it ignores the flow of energy through the system. Energy is fundamental to all biological systems and processes. The aim of the research project is to develop new approaches with which to represent energy flows in biochemical processes, in addition to fluxes, using bond graphs. In particular this approach will be applied to analysis of heart cells, as part of the ‘cardiac cell physiome’ project. Desirable skills include experience working with large systems of nonlinear ODEs, knowledge of and interest in thermodynamics, familiarity with markup languages (such as CellML and SBML).

DEADLINE:  14 May 2017
University of Melbourne Job no: 0043120
http://jobs.unimelb.edu.au/caw/en/job/890563/research-fellow-in-systems-biology

Wednesday
May102017

Research Fellow (Pathogen Genomics) - University of Sydney 

Research Fellow – Pathogen Genomics Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity Sydney Medical School – Westmead (Reference no. 579/0317)

  • Join an organisation that encourages progressive thinking.
  • Be valued for your exceptional knowledge and experience in pathogen genomics
  • Full-time fixed term for three years; further offers possible dependent upon funding and need


About the opportunity

The Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity (MBI) is a multidisciplinary, multi-faculty Institute with members based on the University of Sydney's Westmead, Camperdown and Camden campuses. Its goal is to reduce the impact of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases on human and animal health. The institute combines research, educational and policy development strengths in clinical infectious diseases, epidemiology, public health microbiology, animal health, social sciences, media studies and biosecurity, together with a strong record of development and capacity building in the Asia-Pacific.

We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to perform primary research on the genomics and bioinformatics of human fungal disease including the evolution of antifungal resistance leading to new diagnostics and prognostics for clinical and public health application. You will utilise state-of-the-art genomic and meta-genomic techniques to determine the fungal cause of human infectious disease. In particular, you will utilize bulk DNA and RNA shotgun sequencing, including RNA-Seq based techniques, as well as ITS 1 & 2 amplicon-based sequencing, to reveal the fungal composition of human clinical samples, and determine correlates with antifungal resistance. You will link with genomics, bioinformatics and mycology researchers across the University of Sydney and at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research and with the translational research group in the NSW Pathogenomics Unit located in the Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research, Westmead. The position will be based at the Westmead Institute of Medical Research and the University of Sydney.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. We see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a dedicated researcher who has:

  • research experience in next-generation sequencing, metagenomics and bioinformatics
  • a track record in pathogen genomics and bioinformatics
  • demonstrated ability to conduct research/scholarly activities under limited supervision either independently or as a member of a team
  • high level oral and written communication skills
  • evidence of an ability to work both independently and co-operatively with others, and to provide leadership
  • a PhD in biomedical science, genomics or bioinformatics experience commensurate with appointment at Research Fellow level
  • previous experience in collaborative research programmes (desirable).

 

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across 9 campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 47,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11pm 10 May 2017

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

Tuesday
May092017

Research Fellow in Cardiac Systems Biology - University of Melbourne

Salary: $66,809* – $90,657 p.a. Level A (*PhD Entry Level $84,458 p.a.) or $95,434 – $113,323 p.a. Level B, plus 9.5% superannuation. Level of appointment will be commensurate with the qualifications and relevant experience of the successful appointee.

The Research Fellow in Cardiac Systems Biology will undertake research to develop a mathematical model of calcium signalling in heart cells. This research will contribute to an Australian government ARC Discovery project entitled “How does calcium make the heart grow?” awarded to Professor Edmund Crampin and Dr Vijay Rajagopal. The aim of the research project is to use mathematical modelling to gain understanding of the mechanisms that control heart cell growth.

The Research Fellow in Cardiac Systems Biology will join the Systems Biology Laboratory; a multi-investigator collaborative research group at the University of Melbourne, based at the School of Mathematics and Statistics and in the new Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Melbourne School of Engineering. The Systems Biology Laboratory is directed by Professor Edmund Crampin. More information about the Systems Biology Laboratory and its constituent research groups can be found at the website: https://systemsbiologylaboratory.com

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