Research Associate, Fish Genomic Lifespan

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
Tuesday, 27 July 2021
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 10 August 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Biological Sciences

  • Based at Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre (IOMRC), Crawley
  • Full time appointment until end of June 2022 with a possibility of extension depending on performance and funding
  • Salary range: Level A: $72,780 - $97,946 p.a. plus superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About the team

You will join a collaborative team of researchers at CSIRO and School of Biological Sciences at UWA working on genomic methods to study animal life history parameters.

The Environomics Future Science Platform is a CSIRO research and development program exploring the limits of what is possible at the intersection of genomics and environmental science. By taking advantage of the genomics technology revolution, Environomics is creating new technologies and knowhow for better natural resource management in Australia and elsewhere. Environomics is a collaborative venture bringing together experts in molecular biology, ecology and big data science from CSIRO and the university sector.

About the opportunity

You will play a role and contribute to developing an optimised model for genomic lifespan estimation specific to bony fish. This new model would be calibrated with new genome sequences for fish where we can establish robust lifespan values. The new model calibrated with fish reference genomes and will be more accurate for fish than the model calibrated with all vertebrate classes.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • PhD in relevant field of biology such as statistics, bioinformatics, genomics or mathematical modelling
  • Evidence of highly developed statistical and bioinformatics analysis skills
  • Excellent research and publication profile relative to opportunity
  • Evidence of collegiality, imagination, and a constructive approach to working in teams that undertake both applied and fundamental research

About you

To succeed in this position, you must have highly developed skills in statistical, and bioinformatics analysis skills and/or mathematical modelling. You will be a lateral thinker who is flexible and adaptable. You enjoy new challenges and thrive at problem solving. A background in medicines or agricultural science are encouraged to apply.

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description. Please see the position description prior to applying.

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Closing date: Tuesday, 10 August 2021

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

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Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.
  • UWA has been awarded Bronze Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2021).
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