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Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Fellow, Australian National University - Canberra

The Reef Future Genomics Consortium (ReFuGe) is an initiative of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation that endeavours to leverage biomolecular techniques to improve the management and resilience of coral reef ecosystems.

The Sea-quence project is an undertaking of the ReFuGe Consortium and is aimed at generating reference genomic and transcriptomic sequences for ten coral species, their associated microbial communities, and three strains of endosymbiotic algae (dinoflagellates). Three “Great Barrier Reef Foundation Fellowships”, including this position, are being created at the Australian National University and the University of Queensland, to collaborate in the analysis and interpretation of these data. This position will take the lead role with respect to genome-scale analysis of the ten coral genomes and is expected to collaborate closely with the two other groups working on the microbial and dinoglagellate sequences.

This is a fixed term appointment for 3 years. Applicants should possess a PhD in molecular biology, microbiology, genomics, bioinformatics or a related discipline, with significant data-management, computational and statistical components. They should have at least three years’ full-time experience (during the PhD or otherwise), or its equivalent, in a relevant area of molecular biology, microbiology, genomics, bioinformatics or a related field. Experience in scientific programming and scripting is essential. A demonstrated high-level ability to write scientific papers in clear, grammatically correct English is also essential.

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on

ANU values diversity and inclusion and believes employment opportunities must not be limited by socio-economic background, race, religion or gender. For more information about staff equity @ ANU, visit

For further information please contact Dr Sylvain Foret, Phone: 02 6125 0563, Email:


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