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Bioinformatics Officer - ACPFG

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...join the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG) bioinformatics team working on cereal crops such as hexaploid wheat.

Position Summary

The ACPFG is a cereal crop genomics facility which conducts research in plant genomics to develop cereal cultivars which are more resistant to environmental stresses, such as drought and salinity. To this end researchers investigate the genetic mechanisms that regulate the responses to specific stresses at the molecular level, and try to unravel the underlying regulatory networks that control plant growth under stress conditions. The Bioinformatics Officer will contribute to the development of computational and bioinformatics capability of the ACPFG.


There is approx. 130 staff employed by the ACPFG across 4 nodes located at the Universities of Adelaide, South Australia, Melbourne and Queensland. Working under limited supervision, the Bioinformatics Officer will be located at the Waite campus of the University of Adelaide and will provide support to a Pioneer - DuPont funded project, and work collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams. It is expected that the incumbent will have experience in a UNIX/Linux environment with strong programming skills.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Experience in a UNIX/Linux environment and strong programming skills in at least two of the following; R, C/C++, Perl, Python, SQL, PHP or Java.
  • Demonstrated experience with next generation sequence data
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within multi-disciplinary teams
  • Demonstrated analytical, problem-solving and communication skills
  • Ability to manage and prioritise multiple objectives
  • Experience with genomic and transcriptiptomics data analysis (microarrays, RNA-Seq, SNP) is desirable


Masters, Honours or Bachelors in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Statistics, Physics, Engineering or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Classification and documentation


For further information, please contact Ute Baumann ([email protected]).

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