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Postdoctoral Position in Epilepsy Statistical Genetics - WEHI

An opportunity exists for a research officer to join the Bahlo laboratory in the Bioinformatics Division at The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI) working jointly with Professors Sam Berkovic and Ingrid Scheffer at the Epilepsy Research Centre (ERC).

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Senior Research Fellow / Research Fellow

The Opportunity

The Monash University, Department of Clinical Haematology at the Alfred Hospital in central Melbourne, Australia is seeking to recruit a senior postdoctoral fellow/junior principal investigator to its research division - the Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD).

The Centre has major research strengths in Haematopoietic and Leukaemia Stem Cell Biology with existing Stem Cell Research and Mammalian Functional Genomics laboratories, and is looking to further enhance these or complementary interests. The primary objective of the ACBD is to integrate basic biomedical research with clinical-based experiments, which will ultimately facilitate the translation of research into clinical practice.

As the successful candidate, you will be highly motivated with a MD and/or PhD in the health sciences and have a proven track record of high quality publications that will ensure a competitive edge to attract independent funding. You will have either or all of strong molecular biology, biochemistry or bioinformatics skill sets.

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Genomics LIS Manager

East Melbourne
Fixed-Term Full Time

The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is Australia’s only public hospital solely dedicated to cancer and one of an elite group of hospitals worldwide to have its own integrated cancer research program and laboratories.

Peter Mac’s Molecular Pathology Laboratory and Genomics Core Facility are currently seeking a Genomics LIS Manager to lead the implementation, integration and day-to-day operation of a clinical Omics laboratory management system.

As a strong communicator and team player, you will work with a team of clinical scientists, bioinformaticians and IT professionals to develop an integrated end-to-end sample management and data analysis solution for Peter Mac’s clinical and research genomics programmes, including hardware integration to our sequencers, QC instruments and robotic liquid handling platforms, and software integration to our bioinformatics suite and pathology LIS. Excellent computer programming skills, knowledge of bioinformatics and/or biostatistics is essential.

This position is offered as a 12 month fixed-term contract in the first instance.

Enquiries: Anthony H. Bell
Ph: 96563595

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Post-doctoral researcher in bioinformatics and computational biology

An exciting new research position is available in the Bioinformatics and Cancer Genomics lab, based at the Peter Mac. This is a new lab led by Associate Professor Tony Papenfuss at the Peter Mac and is joint with the Papenfuss Lab at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute.

The lab is seeking an experienced bioinformatics or computational biology researcher to undertake bioinformatics and melanoma genomics research. You will analyse next generation sequencing and other –omics data obtained from melanomas in order to investigate tumour evolution, intra-tumoral heterogeneity and the emergence of therapy resistance.

You will collaborate closely with other melanoma researchers at the Peter Mac, members of the Papenfuss lab at Peter Mac and WEHI, and the Molecular Genomics Core Facility.

Applicants should have a PhD in a quantitative discipline such as mathematics/statistics, computer science, physics or bioinformatics. A strong interest in biology and a passion for scientific research is essential. Previous experience in bioinformatics research and the capacity to work independently is essential. Applicants should have excellent writing and presentation skills and be highly collaborative. Previous experience in phylogenetic analysis would be an advantage. The position requires strong programming skills and expertise in python and R. Familiarity with unix is essential.

A position description is available at

Please send enquiries to Associate Professor Tony Papenfuss (

To apply, please submit a cover letter briefly addressing the selection criteria, an academic CV and the names of 3 referees via or by June 3, 2014.


Senior Bioinformatician

The Monash Bioinformatics Platform is newly established facility that provides bioinformatics support to the University and affiliated organisations in partnership with research groups and facilities. It has a wide range of expertise in biological research fields requiring cutting-edge computational techniques such as genomics, proteomics and structural biology. It is also the hub for a distributed network of bioinformaticians embedded across the University, and a partner in technical training and infrastructure development.

In this position, you will take the lead in the bioinformatics component of research from the experimental design phase through to publication. This will primarily include analysing next generation sequencing datasets, collecting and archiving the metadata for these experiments and creating workflow pipelines to facilitate data processing, storage, retrieval and access by internal and external scientists.

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