Research Fellow in Statistical Genetics

Melbourne, Australia
20 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
18 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Science
Department/School: School of Mathematics and Statistics
Salary: $69,148 - $93,830 (Level A)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - 9.5% superannuation

The Melbourne Integrative Genomics (MIG) and the School of Mathematics and Statistics has an exciting opportunity for a Research Fellow to participate in cutting-edge research in statistical genetics. The appointee will work with Professor Balding to develop and apply new models for traits of interest – such as disease risk or physical characteristics – from genome-wide genetic predictors. The goal is a unified model for understanding genetic mechanisms and predicting disease risk or drug response.  The models will be applied to large genomic datasets in public databases or available through collaborators in Denmark, Norway, UK and other countries.  International travel to present results and engage with collaborators is available, subject to satisfactory progress.

To be considered for this position you will have a PhD in statistics, computational biology, mathematics, computer science or other field with strong statistical/computational components. You will also have strong computing skills including programming in a scientific and/or statistical language.

For further details regarding selection criteria please see the position description.

This is a full-time, fixed-term position for 3 years.

Position Description

Advertised: 19 Mar 2019 12:00 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 18 Apr 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time