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Bioinformatician - Genomic Biology Laboratory 

The Genomic Biology lab is part of the Genetics and Computational Biology Division at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute. Our focus is on applying genomics to better enable medical research, with a particular interest in transcriptional complexity.

This position is an exciting opportunity to lead and publish biology-based research projects aimed at accelerating the implementation of precision medicine for the treatment of cancer. You will have the opportunity to work closely with the Genome Informatics group setting up standardized analytical workflows for clinical translation of these results, and will also be responsible for providing bioinformatics support and training to our collaborators within the Institute.

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PhD scholarship for Autism genomics and bioinformatics - Queensland Brain Institute

We are looking for PhD students to undertake a course of study/research in characterising the molecular profile of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Australian families. The project is part of the newly established Autism Cooperative Research Centre. The successful candidate(s) will use cutting edge genome technology, whole genome (exome) sequencing and statistical/computational analysis to identify putative causative genetic variants and associated biological pathways.

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Principal Research Fellow - UQ

The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute was established in 2007 as the sixth research institute of The University of Queensland. The aim of the Institute is to develop a better understanding of the molecular and cellular basis of disease, and to translate that understanding into practical outcomes for patients. Based at the Translational Research Institute (TRI) at the Princess Alexandra Hospital teaching campus in Brisbane, the Institute has almost 270 researchers and students who work closely with clinicians in the areas of cancer, immunology and genomic medicine. 

The role 

The successful appointee will develop and lead an internationally competitive research group focused on cancer genetics. The researcher will be expected to engage and lead collaborative research with other members of UQDI in the cancer and genomics programmes, the Faculty/School, TRI and PA hospital campus in general to ensure maximum opportunities for research outcome translation to the clinic. They will be required to supervise and mentor post-doctoral fellows, doctoral, masters and honours students.

The person 

Applicants should possess a PhD in bioinformatics, genetics, biology, a relevant area of computer science or applied mathematics. The successful applicant will have substantial experience in the generation and analysis of next generation sequencing data from cancerous tissues, and will be an expert in bioinformatics, applied statistics or both. Experience in the analysis of blood or skin cancers would be an advantage but is not essential.  Applicants must also demonstrate the ability to lead and collaborate in multi-discipline projects, and possess strong communication and time management skills.


To discuss this role please contact Professor David Evans on +61 7 3443 7051 or at

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Bioinformatics Officer

The research groups at TRI , Cancer, Immunology and Genomic Medicine generate a large amount of genomics, proteomics  and expression data and require an experienced Bioinformatician to assist in the analysis of these experiments. The successful appointee will be required to liaise with clinical and wet-lab researchers to understand the goals of their research, assist in the experiment design and perform cutting edge analysis of the data. The appointee will be an active member of research collaborations and will provide innovate solutions and assist in the interpretation of findings.

Applicants should possess a PhD or Masters in bioinformatics, or in a relevant area of computer science, biostatistics, or computation based science  with at least 12 months experience in bioinformatics (considerably more for SRO).  Applicants must possess a track record in bioinformatics and ability to analyse and manipulate very large data sets.  Applicants must also possess good interpersonal and communications skills, excellent analytical skills and attention to detail, and have the capacity to work collaboratively with colleagues.

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PhD Scholarship in Ancient Genomics

About the research

Griffith University has a world-class Ancient Genomics laboratory where researchers have sequenced the genomes of ancient penguins, ancient Australians, and the extinct moa. We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate with interest in the bioinformatics analysis of next generation sequence data from Illumina, FLX and ion-torrent platforms. The prospective candidate could work on one of the following two projects:

  • Ancient human population genomics
  • Evolutionary genomics of ancient and modern penguins

The prospective candidate is expected to be familiar with (or have the desire to learn) Unix/Linux environments, a scripting language such as Perl or Python, and popular next generation data analysis tools such as BWA, GATK, Plink, and Samtools.

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