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Entries in New Zealand (4)

Wednesday
Apr302014

Senior Bioinformatician - AgResearch Ltd. New Zealand

AgResearch is a Crown Research Institute with the purpose of enhancing the value, productivity and profitability of New Zealand's agricultural sector.  The Bioinformatics team supports scientific research in a range of areas to the benefit of the pastoral agricultural sector.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with excellent training and expertise in Bioinformatics to join our team.  The successful candidate will be responsible for providing Bioinformatics consultancy to a range of science projects.  Main duties will involve analysing high throughput/high-dimensional 'omics data from mostly non-model organisms, this includes the design, development, implementation and testing of bioinformatics pipelines for Next-Gen Sequencing (NGS) data, assembly and expression analysis of NGS data and contribution towards interpreting the results.  Experience in working with Genotyping by Sequencing data would be advantageous. The ideal candidate will also have some experience or an interest in integrating multi-faceted 'omics data to understand underlying systems and biological networks.  This is a senior and permanent position.

The successful applicant will have a PhD or high level postgraduate qualification in Bioinformatics (or related field) with at least five years of related work experience.  A thorough knowledge of Unix, scripting language (Perl/Python or similar) and an understanding of biological databases along with various Bioinformatics tools is required.  This is a highly collaborative role, where the incumbent will be working alongside scientists on a regular basis thus requiring a good knowledge of Genetics and Molecular Biology.  Strong communication skills, with the ability to effectively articulate complex, technical information to the clients is highly desirable. Other requirements are good organisational abilities along with excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills.

The position will be based at our Grasslands campus in Palmerston North and will be part of the wider Bioinformatics and Statistics team.  Palmerston North, a university city, is 30 km from the coast, 2 hours from ski fields, and 2 hours from Wellington. The AgResearch Grasslands campus is situated in pleasant rural surroundings with easy access to the central city. The surrounding area offers many outdoor recreational opportunities.

The position is available immediately and will be open until filled.

For informal inquiries please contact Dr. Nauman Maqbool (nauman.maqbool@agresearch.co.nz). Applications including a CV highlighting relevant research experience, a cover letter and contact details of three referees should be submitted online here

Friday
Feb282014

Bioinformatician - Plant & Food Research - New Zealand

Plant & Food Research is internationally renowned for innovation in plant breeding, with traditional breeding approaches being combined with modern genomics techniques to develop better cultivars, faster. Our researchers target new markers, genomics and breeding tools to deliver new cultivars with resistance to pests and diseases, human health attributes and novel fruits, vegetables and grains. With genomic approaches now a key element in plant research and the investigation of bacterial, fungal and insect pathogens, our need for bioinformatics has increased markedly.

In this role you'll combine applied research with bioinformatics support and consultancy services to Plant & Food Research scientists and collaborators. This will include the analysis of entire genomes, contributions to scientific programmes and publications, and the development of bioinformatics tools and applications. Current priorities include the analysis of large data sets from Next Generation Sequencing and software development. The role also presents a great opportunity to work in the area of genotyping by sequencing and with polyploidy organisms.

The Bioinformatics team offers a stimulating and rewarding environment and the opportunity to work with people with diverse backgrounds and expertise. We are committed to professional development in this fast moving field and will actively seek to support you in developing new skills. Team members at the Lincoln campus maintain close relationships with collaborators in universities and other research institutes.

In addition, the Canterbury region offers an outstanding lifestyle with a superb natural environment, great people, good schools and a multitude of outdoor recreational and sporting opportunities.

It's likely that you will hold a postgraduate degree in bioinformatics, biological or computer science or have extensive experience working in biological science, with a proven record in bioinformatics or computational biology.

Although the preferred location for the position is at Lincoln Research Centre in Canterbury, we will consider proposals to be located at another of our sites

Click here for further details and to apply...

Tuesday
Dec242013

Bioinformatician - NZ

Paramount Recruitment are working exclusively with a government owned research institute in New Zealand.  This organisation has a number of projects in various areas including plants, animals, grasses, microbes and insects.

The present Bioinformatics & Statistics team is going through an exciting period of growth which will continue over the next 12-18 months. The focus is on the application of Bioinformatics, Statistics, Computer Science and information processing to develop experimental protocols, analyse and interpret data to gain a better understanding of biological systems. The group is aiming to be the first choice for consultancy in these areas for both internal and external clients.

This Senior Bioinformatician position will be a fundamental part of the team, you will provide expertise in the application of bioinformatics tools and in-depth knowledge of data sources. Your focus will be to ensure the scientific consultancy achieves maximum value and efficiency whilst continuing to exceed the quality service expectation of your clients and team members.

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Sunday
Jul072013

Senior Bioinformatician, NZ

AgResearch is a Crown Research Institute with the purpose of enhancing the value, productivity and profitability of New Zealand’s agricultural sector. The Bioinformatics team supports the Biological research in a range of areas working for the improvement of pastoral agricultural sector.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with excellent training in Bioinformatics to join our team. This is a permanent position. You will be responsible for providing Bioinformatics consultancy to a range of Science projects involved in the scientific discovery in plants, animals, fungi and microbes and will be responsible for analysing high throughput/high-dimensional ‘Omics data from non-model organisms. This includes the design, development, implementation and testing of bioinformatics pipelines and tools, assembly of NGS and RNA-Seq data, network and pathway analyses. You will also have some experience or interest in integrating multi-faceted Omics data to understand underlying systems and biological networks.

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