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PhD position in Pathogen Genomics - University of Canterbury, New Zealand

There is an open PhD position to study bioinformatic approaches to analysing large and diverse pathogen genomic datasets at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.

The successful candidate will be involved in analysing a wealth of data generated by new sequencing technologies. The research group has a broad range of interests including but not exclusive to the bioinformatic characterisation of comparative genomics, RNA-seq, proteomics, sequence and structural motif analysis and the analysis of transposon mutagenesis libraries.

The bioinformatics team at the School of Biological Sciences is a dynamic group interested in the free and rapid dissemination of research discoveries. They collaborate widely, including with groups in the UK, Denmark, US, Sweden, Germany and Australia.

For further enquiries please contact: Paul Gardner [email protected]

Required background: An honours or masters degree in a biological or mathematical discipline such as biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, maths, statistics, physics, computer science or equivalent and a demonstrated interest in developing bioinformatic skills.

Closing date 15 January, 2016.

A PhD stipend of up to $28,000 NZD including fees will be provided by the Bio-Protection Research Centre.

Regulations regarding the PhD program at the University of Canterbury can be found here.

Application: Please email a cover letter, CV, academic transcript and the names of at least two referees to: [email protected]
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Graduate and Post-Doctotorate Opportunities - Defence Science and Technology Group

An appropriate PhD in computational biology and/or bioinformatics with experience in processing analysis and visualisation of large-scale biological datasets; programming skills in one or more of R, C/C++, python or perl and SQL and demonstrated skills of bio-python and or bio-perl.

Considerable network with national and international bioinformatics community.

Note: This position requires security clearance and Australian citizenship.

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Research Manager and Academic Convener (Computational Biology) – University of Melbourne

We have a vacancy for a full-time position performing two roles in computational biology research management at the University of Melbourne: 0.6 FTE Research Manager for the Centre for Systems Genomics and 0.4 as Academic Convener for the University’s Computational Biology Research Hallmark Initiative. This will be an academic specialist appointment, we are looking for someone with a good research track record and management/organising skills, who is looking for something different from the standard academic/research career paths. They will have a diverse portfolio of activities, involving a range of cutting-edge research projects.

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Professor of Bioinformatics, Systems Biology and/or Medical Genomics Organisation - UNSW 

One of the Asia-Pacific’s leading research-intensive Universities Strong regional and global engagement Cutting edge facilities and equipment UNSW Australia is where the best people come to do their best work.

Are you a first-class scholar with a strong and highly respected research record in the area of Bioinformatics, Systems Biology and/or Medical Genomics? If so, we are offering an opportunity to join a School with an international reputation in molecular and cellular biology, including proteomics, genomics, cellular biology, environmental microbiology, biomaterials and chemical ecology.

The School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences (BABS) is part of the Science Faculty at UNSW Australia and is located on our Kensington campus in Sydney. BABS hosts the Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics, which has world class facilities for sequencing (including MiSeq, NextSeq, PacBio and access to Illumina X-Ten), microfluidics (including single cell genomics) and microarray analysis. The School hosts the New South Wales Systems Biology Initiative, supported by high-performance computing facilities, including national supercomputers. The School also has access to outstanding proteomics and metabolomics facilities at the UNSW Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry Facility. Additional major facilities at the University provide capacity for biochemical, biophysical and chemical analyses, electron microscopy and animal breeding.

For more information about the School, please visit:

About the role Continuing/Tenured Full time

We are seeking an individual with the vision, experience and capability to take a leadership role in research within the discipline. High-level academic leadership is expected in research, publishing and the attraction of research funding.

The appointment will initially be made at Level E (Professor) with reference to UNSW’s performance-based salary supplementation scheme for Professors, which involves three additional salary steps based on demonstrated performance above and beyond that normally expected of Professorial staff at UNSW.

About you

To be successful in this role you will:

  • have an outstanding research record in Bioinformatics, Systems Biology and/or Medical Genomics, including the capacity to develop methods for the analysis of high-throughput systems biology or genomic data;
  • actively carry out research in the fields specified above and publish in influential and high-impact scholarly journals;
  • have proven success in attracting competitive grant funding and/or industry funding;
  • have a demonstrated ability to engage in collaborative research within the specified disciplines, and preferably across disciplines;
  • have an excellent record in teaching and supervision at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels;
  • contribute actively to the teaching programs of the School.

You should systematically address the selection criteria in the position description in your application.

You may be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment to this role.

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