Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Biostatistics and Genetics

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Location
Perth, Australia
Posted
26 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
05 Jul 2020
Ref
081/2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time
  • SCHOOL OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES
  • SARICH NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH INSTITUTE (NEDLANDS)
  • $100,643 to $118,912 (ALEVB)
  • 18 MONTHS, FIXED TERM FULL TIME 

Overview

The School of Medical and Health Sciences is seeking to appoint an outstanding early career researcher for the position of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Collaborative Genomics and Translation Research Group to work closely with our leading academics and our industry partners on an NHMRC funded research project.

Applications are invited for an 18-month Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biostatistics and Genetics of Alzheimer’s disease within the Collaborative Genomics and Translation Research Group within School of Medical and Health Sciences. You will be based at the Sarich Neuroscience Research Institute in Nedlands and work closely with research academics and collaborators, including those from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), investigating the relationship between single nucleotide polymorphisms, DNA methylation patterns, lifestyle/clinical factors and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). You will investigate the nature of the relationships between genetic and epigenetic markers and changes in disease related biomarkers over time. A significant proportion of time will be spent identifying those genetic factors that, in combination with clinical and lifestyle risk factors, increase the likelihood of being diagnosed with AD or impact on disease progression.

We are proud of our enthusiastic and committed staff and support them in staying abreast of the latest research and industry trends. Well qualified staff, together with excellent teaching and research facilities, places the school’s diverse range of programs at the forefront of their respective disciplines.

You will also demonstrate personal attributes that are congruent with the University’s values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry and Personal Excellence.

Benefits & Remuneration

This full time, fixed term position attracts remuneration of $100,643 to $118,912 plus 9.5% University superannuation contribution.

ECU supports a work/life balance for staff. Benefits such as flexible working arrangements may also be negotiated to meet your personal circumstances.

ECU has an Award-winning Health and Wellness Program and an extensive range of staff benefits across entertainment, financial, health, travel and consumer goods and services.

For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our website Employment Opportunities.

Contact

Interested applicants are welcome to call Associate Professor Simon Laws on 6304 5128 for more information.

How to Apply

Please upload your resume along with a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role with a particular focus on your research experience in genetic data analysis and statistical programming languages such as R, Matlab, Plink or other relevant statistical packages.

Closing Date:

Applications close on Sunday 5 July 2020 at 11:30 pm AWST.

PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED FROM CANDIDATES WHO HAVE THE RELEVANT WORKING RIGHTS TO FILL THIS POSITION.

ECU is a diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address under representation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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