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Bioinformatic Postdoc

Camperdown, Australia
Closing date
20 May 2024

Job Details

  • Full time, fixed term role until 2028 located with the Charles Perkins Centre
  • Significantly contribute within the School of Medical Sciences as a Bioinformatic Postdoc
  • Base Salary starting at $105,350 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Hayes Lab (Ancestry & Health Genomics Lab) located within the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney is hiring. We are looking for a self-driven RNA-based computational biologist to join an internationally funded, highly diverse cancer, population and computational genomic team focused on determining the underlying contributions to prostate cancer health disparities.

The successful candidate should have a proven record of expertise in RNA-based bioinformatics, developing analytical workflows and computational biology, while a background in cancer genomics and both short- and long-read data sources would be encouraged. The successful candidate should be looking to launch their career within an established 4-year project. They will be expected to lead RNA-based data and associated statistical analytics, disseminate their findings via both publication and presentation to the research community, work independently and within a larger multi-omic and multi-disciplinary team, including geographically dispersed members and consortia, co-supervise honours and postgraduate students, while being encouraged to develop longer-term research goals and career path.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • conduct research, scholarly or professional activity, independently and as part of a team, contributing to discipline knowledge
  • provide significant contributions to publications and research communications
  • develop and refine independent research skills under the supervision of more senior academic staff and collaborative networks
  • provide informal mentoring and advice to students within discipline
  • carry out administrative tasks and contribute to faculty/school meetings
  • contribute to a positive workplace culture in which diversity of thought, contribution, collaboration, excellence and achieving outcomes are valued and enabled
  • understand and contribute to furthering the university and faculty/school strategic agenda
  • undertake other duties and contribute to projects appropriate within the classification level as required.

About you

  • PhD in a relevant field is required
  • demonstrated understanding of the subject-matter within the discipline
  • experience conducting original research and/or engaging in scholarly activity
  • demonstrated understanding of the subject-matter within the discipline
  • experience conducting original research and/or engaging in scholarly activity
  • knowledge of qualitative and/or quantitative research methods
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

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Monday 20 May 2024 11:59 PM


The University of Sydney was established in 1850 and is consistently recognised, both locally and internationally, for its outstanding teaching and research excellence. Sydney alumni include Prime Ministers, Governor Generals, Nobel Prize winners and leaders in every field of endeavour.

The University offers a comprehensive range of courses, including a number of disciplines unique in Australia. Teaching is spread across nine different state-of-the art campuses, located across New South Wales.

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