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Friday
Nov182016

Data Scientist - Orion Health

We have openings for a Data Scientists to provide data analytics capability that ensures we can create solutions for our Customers that embody precision healthcare: that every individual receives the right care for themselves.

As part of our Research team, you will be at the heart of our precision-driven health partnership with DHBs and universities. Future healthcare will combine all information unique to an individual, and identify prevention and treatment strategies that will be effective for the individual based on genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors.

So as a Data Scientist, you'll be contributing towards designing the future of precision health, mining and analysing increasing volumes of data to produce software tools to optimise the health of each individual. This means our data scientists integrate and analyse medical records, genomic data, device data, social data, and environmental data, discovering what really makes people live healthy lives.

Your key performance areas will be cover the full data science spectrum including obtaining and analysing healthcare-related data sets, communicating with key stakeholders within Orion Health and within our research programme to ensure our solutions achieve the desired outcome for our customers and software and algorithm development including the introduction of machine learning into our products. You'll also ensure our internal systems are composed of leading-edge design and technology.

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Monday
Nov142016

Research Officer in Statistical Bioinformatics, WEHI, Melbourne

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI) is Australia's oldest medical research institute, and celebrated its centenary in 2015.  For 100 years we have been making discoveries for humanity, improving the health of people in Australia and around the world.

An opportunity exists for a talented postdoctoral scientist (Research Officer) to join WEHI’s Bioinformatics Division, one of the largest bioinformatics research groups in Australia.

The position will be in the research laboratory of Professor Gordon Smyth. The laboratory develops statistical methodology and computational algorithms for analysing genomic data, with a view to understanding gene expression patterns and gene regulatory mechanisms. The laboratory actively collaborates with biological scientists at the institute and elsewhere on problems relating to stem cells, cancer and immunological disorders. The laboratory routinely analyses data from RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, Hi-C, DNA-seq and other technologies.

The appointee will work on collaborative projects as prioritised by the Laboratory Head and will have the opportunity to develop novel statistical bioinformatic methods as appropriate for these projects. The appointee will work particularly on RNA-seq analysis, evolution and cross-species expression data, breast cancer, blood disorders and stem cells in collaborations with the Molecular Medicine and Stem Cells & Cancer Divisions.

This position would suit a PhD graduate in a relevant discipline such as statistics, mathematics, computer science, computational biology or genetics. The appointee will have strong programming and data analysis skills. Prior experience in genomic research is not essential, but the applicant must be highly motivated to work on problems in medical biology.

The position will be for 2 years in the first instance. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. Up to 17% superannuation and attractive salary packaging options are available.

A position description including key selection criteria is available at SmythLabROPD

Further information about the laboratory is available at:

  • http://www.wehi.edu.au/people/gordon-smyth 
  • http://www.statsci.org/smyth     

General enquiries can be directed to Professor Gordon Smyth  - smyth@wehi.edu.au

Written applications should be emailed in PDF format to jobapplications@wehi.edu.au quoting WEHI/MKGS in the subject line. Applications should include a cover letter, a document addressing each of the key selection criteria, a current resume and contact details of three referees.

Application closing date: Monday 14 November 2016

At the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute we strive to ensure our staff and students enjoy a great working environment. We value diversity and gender equity in our work force and promote flexible working arrangements for staff to balance working requirements and personal needs.

Sunday
Nov132016

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Bioinformatics / Systems Biology and/or Medical Genomics (Multiple Positions) - University of New South Wales

  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences (BABS) at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, is seeking to recruit world class scholars with outstanding and recognised research records in Bioinformatics, Systems Biology or Medical Genomics.

Our School, located at the Kensington campus in Sydney, is part of the Faculty of Science. We have an international reputation in biotechnology, molecular and cellular biology, and microbiology. Particular areas of research strength within these fields include proteomics and genomics, gene regulation, metabolism, environmental microbiology and infectious diseases. We currently have combined track (research and teaching) opportunities to join the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences (BABS) in the Faculty of Science located at the Kensington campus in Sydney. The positions available form part of a strategic initiative in Systems-level Biology and Genomics in the School. BABS hosts the Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics, which has world class facilities for sequencing and is arguably Australia’s premier facility for research genomics. BABS is also home to the Systems Biology Initiative, which is supported by high-performance computing facilities, including national supercomputers. Our researchers also have access to outstanding proteomics and metabolomics facilities at the UNSW Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry Facility and the Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre which provide state-of-the-art facilities and services for animal studies; in vivo and ex vivo preclinical imaging; flow cytometry; biochemical, biophysical and chemical analyses; and electron microscopy. We have collaborative links with the Garvan Institute, the Lowy Cancer Research Centre and other biomedical research organisations within and outside Sydney.

For more information about the School, please visit: www.babs.unsw.edu.au/

About UNSW Australia

UNSW Australia is a research-intensive university ranked in the world’s top 50 (QS 2016) Strong regional and global engagement improving and transforming lives through excellence in research, outstanding education and a commitment to advancing a just society The top university in the state of New South Wales in the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia UNSW is at the cutting edge of academia with a strong and growing international reputation. A global leader in discovery, innovation, impact, education and thought leadership, can make an enormous difference to the lives of people in Australia and around the world. The recently launched UNSW 2025 Strategy is an innovative, ambitious and altruistic agenda, reflecting a conviction across our University to achieve great things for society during the next decade.

About the role

  • Academic level: Lecturer – Senior Lecturer (depending on experience)
  • Lecturer Salary: $98,546 – $116,171 pa plus (+17% superannuation and leave loading)
  • Senior Lecturer Salary: $119,693 – $137,320 pa plus (+17% superannuation and leave loading)
  • Tenure Track Appointment
  • Full-time

We are seeking individuals who have a high quality track record in fundamental and/or translational science who have the vision, experience and capability to excel in an academic leadership role.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • have an outstanding research record in Bioinformatics/Systems Biology or Medical Genomics.
  • show leadership in your specialist field and publish in influential, high-impact journals.
  • have a strong track record in attracting funding from competitive granting bodies and/or industry.
  • have a demonstrated ability to engage in collaborative research within your research discipline, potentially including translational or industry partners.
  • have an excellent record in teaching and supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • have an interest in developing teaching in Bioinformatics/Systems Biology or Medical Genomics.
  • contribute actively to the teaching programs of the School and to the development of blended learning resources.

How to apply

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. You may be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment to this role. Please apply online – applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.

Any enquiries contact: Associate Professor Mark Tanaka E: m.tanaka@unsw.edu.au T: (61 2) 9385 2038

Applications close: Sunday 13 November 2016 (AEST)

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Sunday
Nov132016

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Biotechnology - University of New South Wales

  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The University of New South Wales (Australia) is a member of the Group of Eight (GO8) coalition of Australian research intensive universities and consistently ranks globally in the top 100 for all key metrics including grant success, publications and teaching quality. We have been active in biotechnology research and teaching since the early 1960’s and currently have combined track (research and teaching) opportunities to join the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences (BABS) in the Faculty of Science located at the Kensington campus in Sydney. The research of our 34 academic staff in BABS fall within four key strengths: molecular medicine; infectious disease; systems and cellular biology; or environmental biotechnology. The School’s four teaching majors are biotechnology, microbiology, molecular cell biology and genetics. Our research and teaching efforts are supported by a comprehensive team of 47 research staff, 130 research students and 20 technical and administrative staff.

About the role

  • Academic level: Lecturer – Senior Lecturer (depending on experience)
  • Lecturer Salary: $98,546 – $116,171 pa plus (+17% superannuation and leave loading)
  • Senior Lecturer Salary: $119,693 – $137,320 pa plus (+17% superannuation and leave loading)
  • Tenure Track Appointment
  • Full-time

We are seeking to recruit a first class scholar in the field of biotechnology to undertake world class research within the School and deliver high quality education into our Biotechnology program. Applicants with expertise in translational science, synthetic biology, environmental biotechnology, medical biotechnology are encouraged to apply. Previous collaboration or employment in industry and success in ARC Linkage grants will be highly valued.

In addition, BABS hosts the Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics, which has facilities for next generation sequencing, and the Systems Biology Initiative, which is supported by high-performance computing facilities, including national supercomputers. Our researchers also have access to modern proteomics and metabolomics facilities at the UNSW Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry Facility and the Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre which provide state-of-the-art facilities and services for animal studies; in vivo and ex vivo preclinical imaging; flow cytometry; biochemical, biophysical and chemical analyses; and electron microscopy. Current new building and renovation initiatives will see all BABS research efforts and laboratory classes taking place in new facilities by the end of 2017.

UNSW has a strong innovation and entrepreneurial culture which is well supported by our commercialisation arm, UNSW Innovations (http://www.innovations.unsw.edu.au/), the Michael Crouch Innovation Centre (http://www.mcic.unsw.edu.au/) and new opportunities with the development of the Torch Innovation Precinct (http://www.torch.unsw.edu.au/).

For more information about the School, please visit: www.babs.unsw.edu.au/

About the successful applicant

We are seeking individuals who have a quality track record in fundamental and/or translational science who have the vision, experience and capability to excel in an academic leadership role.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • have an outstanding research record in biotechnology.
  • be actively carrying out research in your specialist field and publishing in influential and high-impact scholarly journals and/or generating patents.
  • have proven success in attracting funding from competitive granting bodies and/or industry.
  • have a demonstrated ability to engage in collaborative research within their research discipline and potentially with industry partners.
  • have an excellent record in teaching and supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • have an interest in developing teaching within the Biotechnology program.
  • contribute actively to the teaching programs of the School and to the development of blended learning resources.

How to apply

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. You may be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment to this role. Please apply online – applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.

Any enquiries contact: Associate Professor Mark Tanaka E: m.tanaka@unsw.edu.au T: (61 2) 9385 2038

Applications close: Sunday 13 November 2016 (AEST)

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Thursday
Nov102016

PhD scholarship (Bioinformatics) - Kirby Institute for Infection and immunity, UNSW

Project Description An exciting opportunity is available at the Viral Immunology Systems Program (VISP) at the Kirby Institute at the University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia.

A PhD scholarship is available to undertake research on T cell responses in human infections using systems biology and immune-virology approaches.

The specific aim of this project is to apply single cell techniques to identify new gene and surface protein signatures of T cell sub-populations associated with successful establishment of long-term immunological protection.

Applications are invited from talented students from quantitative disciplines with background in either Physics, Statistics Mathematics, or computationally based disciplines: computer science, bioinformatics.

Further information about VISP can be found at: http://kirby.unsw.edu.au/research-programs/viral-immunology-systems-program/about-program


Funding Notes

The scholarship is supported by the UNSW Scientia Fellowship Program, which includes a PhD stipend of AU $40,000 per annum, as well as tuition fees. The scholarship is up to 4 years.

http://www.2025.unsw.edu.au/apply


Selection Criteria

Good programming skill in at least one language (e.g., R, Perl, C++ or Java) is essential. Previous experience in analysis of next generation sequencing data is highly desirable. Meet the minimum PhD entry requirements of UNSW Australia Demonstrate active research activity with evidence of scientific publications.

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