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Professor/Associate Professor in Applied Mathematics - UWS

The Centre for Research in Mathematics at the University of Western Sydney is seeking to build its strength in Applied Mathematics. We are looking for someone who works in areas that will interact with some or all of our existing strengths in Control Theory, Mathematical Biology, and Computational Statistics, as well have the potential to collaborate with industry. We are a new Centre and hence the appointment will have the opportunity to help build the Centre’s research culture and integrate our research strengths with our undergraduate programme.

The closing date is August 31st 2014.

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Bioinformatics - Research Officer - Garvan Institute of Medical Research

We are seeking a highly driven Bioinformatics postdoctoral scientist to join the Osteoporosis and Bone Biology Division, Headed by Professor John Mattick and Professor Peter Croucher.

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Translational Bioinformatics Officer

The Translational Cancer Research Network (TCRN) is seeking an experience, highly motivated, organised and flexible Translational Bioinformatics Officer.

The TCRN is a member-based network that has been established to create an innovative and supportive environment for the translation of research findings into improvements in patient care and outcomes. The Translation Bioinformatics Officer will be responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of biological data integration, analysis and visualisation systems for TCRN.

To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrated experience working in a Linux environment, possess strong programming skills in R, C/C++, SQL and Java, and be able to produce work of high quality and accuracy. In addition, you will be detail oriented, with strong organisational, communication and time management skills with a high level of interpersonal skills and with significant understanding of cancer bioinformatics, or genomics, or molecular biology and/or biochemistry.

This is a full time (35 hours per week), fixed term position available for 12 months, which may be renewed for a further period.

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Research Officer or Senior Research Assistant - Bioinformatics

Applications are invited for either a suitably qualified Research Officer (RO) or a Senior Research Assistant (SRA) in Bioinformatics for appointment to the Bioinformatics Unit. The level of appointment will be determined by qualification, PhD for an RO or an Honours degree and work experience for SRA.

The successful candidate will work collaboratively with existing staff from the Bioinformatics Unit in the bioinformatics analysis of high throughput proteomic and gene sequencing data. The candidate will contribute to the development of bioinformatic capability, services, and infrastructure at CMRI and the Westmead Research Hub, and will engage in a range of other bioinformatics projects and initiatives, working closely with biomedical researchers, CMRI Research Facilities, and ICT. Appointment is initially for 1 year, and continuing tenure is subject to satisfactory performance and the availability of funding.

Applicants should:

  • hold a PhD or equivalent (for RO appointment), or an Honours degree and relevant work experience (for SRA appointment), in computational biology, bioinformatics, or a related biomedical discipline;
  • have proven experience in the analysis of high throughput proteomic and/or gene sequencing data as well as the development of bioinformatics infrastructure to support these analyses, including a high level of familiarity with a broad range of relevant open source software packages, data analysis pipelines, and systems for large scale data management
  • be proficient in Perl, Python, or a related scripting language
  • be proficient in the design, setup, and querying of databases for research data
  • have high-level interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • demonstrate problem-solving skills and independent thinking
  • have strong, general bioinformatics skills and a solid basic understanding of molecular biology, cell biology, and related disciplines
  • demonstrate a willingness and ability to educate, train, and up-skill colleagues in basic bioinformatics skills.

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The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7300 permanent staff, supporting over 50,000 students.

The University is building a vibrant bioinformatics group within a newly established Research Computing Core Facility (RCCF). The RCCF will consist of a higher performance computing cluster, dedicated bioinformatics software, and support staff who will provide expert consultancy and training for researchers.

As Bioinformatics Technician you will:

  • assist to establish and manage core bioinformatics infrastructure to facilitate computational biology throughout the University of Sydney and partner organisations
  • provide advanced user support in bioinformatics for internal and external researchers
  • promote the research computing core facility

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate:

  • proficiency in Perl, Python, or a related scripting language
  • proficiency in the design, setup, and querying of databases for research data
  • strong, general bioinformatics skills and a solid basic understanding of molecular biology and related disciplines.

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