Development Bioinformatician

Sydney, Australia
17 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
16 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

UNSW Medicine is a national leader in learning, teaching and research, with close affiliations to a number of Australia’s finest hospitals, research institutes and health care organisations. The UNSW Cellular Genomics Futures Institute will leverage growing UNSW Sydney and Garvan Institute of Medical Research scientific leadership in this field. It will tackle major challenges in single cell data acquisition and data analytics. This will allow it to decode the state of DNA, chromatin, and its entire output as RNA and protein in thousands of single cells, to uncover diagnostic cell origins, molecular targets, and treatments for human disease with unparalleled precision. This will have a major impact on the precision health management of patients, through early detection and personalised treatment of disease, and will reduce the costs of healthcare.

About the role:

  • 3-Year Fixed Term, Full-Time opportunity
  • $87, 033 - $92, 843 (+ 17% superannuation & Leave loading)
  • Sydney, Australia based

The Development Bioinformatician will play a key role developing the computational methods and pipelines to manage and analyse high-throughput single cell sequence data as part of a new large-scale research program in Immune Profiling. The Development Bioinformatician will oversee the creation of new computational methods and tools to solve problems arising from new single cell assays and workflows being developed in the UNSW Cellular Genomics Futures Institute (based at The Garvan-Weizmann Centre of Cellular Genomics). There will be a particular focus on integrating single cell DNA sequence data, as well as multi-level genomics data from individual cells.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A degree in a relevant area of science or informatics. Experience working in genome informatics in either a research or commercial setting are highly desirable.
  • Expertise in computational bioinformatics techniques, with a special focus on Single cell transcriptomics, genomics and epigenetics.
  • Demonstrated experience in working in high performance computing environments, and bash scripting.
  • Strong programming skills in scripting languages such as Python, R, C/C++.
  • Demonstrated experience in using version control and software repositories.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management methodology, including planning, implementation and reporting, and the ability to assess priorities and manage competing deadlines.

You should systematically address the selection criteria from the position description in your application.

Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

Contact: A/Professor Joseph Powell - Deputy Director, UNSW Cellular Genomics Futures Institute
T: +61 2 9295 8100

Applications close: 11pm, Wednesday 16th October 2019

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