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Tuesday
Feb282017

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.

 


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 http://kirby.unsw.edu.au/research-programs/viral-immunology-systems-program/about-program.


Salary

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.).


Application

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 luciani@unsw.edu.au


Location

It’s no secret: Sydney is one of the most beautiful, liveable and friendly cities in the world (http://www.sydney.com). 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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Wednesday
Feb222017

Staff positions at Genomics Platform Team, Melbourne

As part of the newly established Center for Cancer Research we have five openings for staff positions in bioinformatics, software engineering and research computing. All positions are funded for three years, and international applicants are welcome to apply. 

You can find additional information at https://umccr.github.io/. If the idea of working on improving cancer health care in a fantastic work environment appeals to you shoot me an email at <oliver.hofmann@unimelb.edu.au> or nudge me on Twitter (@fiamh) even if you do not meet the specific job requirements as additional positions will open soon.

Thursday
Dec012016

One-year postdoctoral position (population genomics) - INRA Angers (France)

One-year postdoctoral position in population genomics at INRA Angers, France
Did host domestication promote pathogen diversification?

Since the beginning of agriculture, hybridization of wild plant with their relatives has led to a generation of new crops with higher agronomic and economic added values. For instance, the dessert apple Malus x domestica is a hybrid between its main contributor, Malus sieversii, endemic in Central Asia and Malus orientalis and Malus sylvestris, respectively endemic in Caucasus and Europe. Alongside the main fungal disease on Malus species caused by the ascomycete Venturia inaequalis also originates Central Asia on M. sieversii and has followed its newly domesticated host toward Europe. V. inaequalis has therefore experienced the many hybridization events of its hosts. Our lab conducts research on the interaction between the scab fungus Venturia inaequalis and its host plants, including domesticated and wild apple trees. Here, we aim at understanding how successive hybridization events between Malus species during apple domestication have modified the pathogenicity determinants of V. inaequalis. Indeed, Although V. inaequalis can infect each Malus species, isolates obtained from the different hosts differ in their virulence. Secreted effector proteins are known to be key determinants of the virulence of fungal pathogens, we will thus focus on the polymorphism of the secretome of V. inaequalis isolated on different Malus species. The polymorphism (including absence/presence) of expressed genes in V. inaequalis populations will then be determined using the 50 genome sequences already available. Coalescence-based analyses will permit to determine the origin of effector alleles that are segregating in strains that infect domestic apple trees. We will test whether new alleles involved in pathogenicity were either introgressed from standing variation preexisting in populations of V. inaequalis on different European and Caucasian wild Malus trees or originated from de novo adaptation. The research will employ interdisciplinary approaches, including pathogenicity data, genomic and RNA-seq analyses. Thanks to the well described evolutionary histories of both V. inaequalis and Malus species, this project will provide new insights into how new fungal pathogens emerge.

Job requirements

Candidates should have obtained a PhD in Biology, genetics, evolutionary ecology, populations genomic. Skills in Next Generation Sequencing data analysis are highly desirable. Experience in coalescent analysis and practical knowledge in bioinformatics are advantageous. Candidates must have proficiency in oral and written English.

Job details

The position is full-time for 12 months.Net salary on appointment will start from €2,100 to €2,500 per month depending on experience. The applicant will have the possibility to obtain an additional mobility allowance from the AgreenSkills+ scheme ranging from €1,300 to €1,700 per month depending on experience. The applicant will be also encouraged to apply to agreenskills to extend their stay by up to 24 months (www.agreenskills.eu).

Application

The position is available to start as soon as possible up to January 2017. Applications should include a cover letter summarizing your experience and describing your research interests, curriculum vitae, and two references. Applications should be emailed to bruno.le-cam@inra.fr For further information, please contact Dr. B. Le Cam (email: bruno.le-cam@inra.fr tel.: +33(0)2-41-22-57-35) or Dr. C. Lemaire (email: Christophe.lemaire@univ-angers.fr)

Organization description

Institut de Recherche en Horticulture et Semences (IRHS) UMR1345 INRA – Université d’Angers – Agro Campus Ouest Evolutionary Ecology of Fungi (EcoFun) 42 rue Georges Morel 49071 Beaucouzé Cedex http://www6.angers-nantes.inra.fr/irhs/Recherche/EcoFun

The candidate will be located in IRHS, Angers, which leads research on ornamentals, fruit trees and seeds in France, including research on fungi that are pathogenic on Rosaceae plants (apple, pear, rose). The candidate will have the opportunity to interact with other research teams within the institute; and will interact with scientists with knowledge in functional genomics, molecular plant pathology, epidemiology and modelling within the EcoFun team.

Life in the Loire Valley

The laboratory is located near Angers, in the Loire Valley. This region is often called the garden of France because of fruits and vegetables production, and green calm landscapes. It is also famous for a gentle way of life, high quality regional food and wines. The banks of the Loire River are very touristic in summer. They offer diverse outdoor activities, from biking to walking in rose gardens and visiting the numerous châteaux.

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Wednesday
Nov302016

Bioinformatics Research Assistant or Research Associate - Systems Biology Initiative, University of New South Wales

Expressions of Interest – Bioinformatics Research Assistant or Research Associate

The Systems Biology Initiative, at the University of New South Wales, is seeking expressions of interest from dynamic bioinformaticians. We are seeking either outstanding honours / masters graduates (as Research Assistants) or doctorate-qualified researchers (as Research Associates) to join a team that focus on systems-level analysis of 'omics data. Projects predominantly involve working with NGS, networks and proteomic information.

Positions are full time, for 12 months, with the possibility of renewal.

Research staff from the Systems Biology Initiative will be at the upcoming ABACBS conference. They'd be very happy to meet you. Please contact Marc Wilkins (details below) if you'd like to discuss the positions with one of the team. If you won't be at the conference, but you're also interested, also feel free to get in touch.

Positions will be advertised shortly via SEEK and Jobs@UNSW.
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Sunday
Nov272016

Senior Bioinformatician / Computational Biologist - QFAB Bioinformatics

Working at the interface of molecular biology and data science, the position requires the mastering of computational techniques to increase the insights obtainable from high-throughput measurement platforms in biology that include microarrays, next generation sequencing and proteomics profiling.

The types of analysis include but are not limited to:

  • Genome assembly and annotations
  • Transcriptome and pathways analysis
  • Metagenomics analysis

Statistical analysis, data mining and modelling of omics and other experimental data

The position involves gathering research requirements, developing research proposals and delivering efficient solutions. A high degree of autonomy and professionalism is required.

Enquiries

To discuss this role please contact Dr Dominique Gorse on +61 7 3346 2624 or d.gorse@qfab.org. Apply through UQ JOBS to submit an application for this role (job number 499601). Applications Close: 27 November 2016.

About QFAB Bioinformatics

QFAB Bioinformatics is a leading provider of bioinformatics, biostatistics and biodata services for life science and clinical research. Working closely with researchers, we apply data management, integration, analysis and visualisation techniques to maximise the value of large-scale biological and clinical datasets. We are based at the University of Queensland, Brisbane – Australia (http://qfab.org)

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