Research Fellow in Single-Cell Transciptomics

Melbourne, Australia
$80,258 – $108,906 p.a. plus 17% super
29 May 2023
End of advertisement period
20 Jun 2023
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job no: 0006051
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time; Fixed-term for 12 months
Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Department of Anatomy and Physiology
Salary: Level A – $80,258 – $108,906 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Contribute to an important research project to investigate the molecular control of human brain development.
  • Opportunity to develop as an independent researcher, with the host lab and department having a strong emphasis on mentorship and career development.
  • $80,258 – $108,906 p.a., 17% super, benefits and a flexible hybrid work environment! (edit if needed)

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Research Fellow to join the Clark Lab Group in the Department of Anatomy and Physiology. The position will be responsible for performing bioinformatic analysis of long-read single-cell RNA-sequencing to investigate the role of gene isoforms in brain development. You will also contribute to the development of bioinformatic workflows and tools for long-read single-cell RNA-sequencing.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Participate in research independently and as a member of a research team.
  • Lead the computational analysis for this project within the research group and help develop and manage this research project.
  • Develop computational workflows for the processing, integration and analysis of longread single-cell RNA-seq data. Characterise gene and isoform expression changes at the single-cell level during brain development.

Who We Are Looking For

To be successful in this role you will be a highly motivated researcher, with research experience in bioinformatics and transcriptomics. Your excellent communication and organisational skills will enable you to work effectively both independently and collaboratively, to meet project goals. 

You will also have:

  • Completed a PhD or made substantial progress towards completion of a PhD in a relevant area such as genomics/transcriptomics or neuroscience and evidence of independent research in one or more of these relevant areas.
  • Demonstrated ability to code in popular language(s) such as bash, R or python and in the use of code repositories such as Git/GitHub to manage, track and share code.
  • Ability to manage own academic research and associated activities including designing and performing experiments/analyses effectively and achieving project objectives.

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – Department of Anatomy and Physiology

In January 2021, a consolidation occurred within the School of Biomedical Sciences that amalgamated the former Departments of Anatomy and Neuroscience and Physiology into the Department of Anatomy and Physiology.

The Department of Anatomy and Physiology’s key research themes are neuroscience, metabolism and diabetes, muscle and cell biology. The goal of the combined department is to remain at the forefront of scientific research aimed at understanding the structure and function of the human body in health and disease, employing novel and imaginative research methods.

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne

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We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community. For more information, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We encourage and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We recognise that reconciliation is central to our purpose. For more information, please visit our Reconciliation page.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

Applications close: 20 June 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Position Description: 0006051_Research Fellow - Single Cell Transcriptomics_PD.pdf