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Bioinformatics Analyst - Walter + Eliza Hall, Institute of Medical Research - Melbourne

An opportunity exists for a bioinformatics analyst to join the Bioinformatics Support Unit in the Bioinformatics Division at The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI).

The WEHI Bioinformatics Division is one of the largest bioinformatics research groups in Australia, with a reputation for developing statistical and computational methodology that has become widely used around the world. The Bioinformatics Support Unit is a new initiative starting in 2014, aimed at increasing the Division’s capacity to support genomic research being conducted in the WEHI’s biological research divisions. The WEHI conducts basic research into the causes of human diseases including cancer, immune disorders, malaria and arthritis.

The appointee will undertake bioinformatics analyses of a wide variety of genomic data generated by research groups at the WEHI. The data analysed will especially include next generation sequencing data designed to profile gene expression patterns, gene regulatory mechanisms or DNA structure. The analyst will use advanced bioinformatics tools developed at the WEHI and elsewhere and will have access to high quality computing facilities.

Applicants with an honours, masters or higher degree in a relevant discipline are welcome to apply. Relevant disciplines include computer science, mathematics, statistics, computational biology or genetics. The position requires strong programming and data analysis skills and, in particular, the ability to analyse large datasets. The applicants should have excellent writing and communication skills.

The position will be for 2 years in the first instance. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. Up to 17% superannuation and attractive salary packaging options are available.

General enquiries should be directed to Professor Gordon Smyth ([email protected] ) or Professor Terry Speed ([email protected] ).

Please note, job applications including cover letter, CV and the names of 3 professional referees should be emailed to [email protected] quoting WEHI/MKBA in the subject line.

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Closing date: 29/01/2014

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