Postdoctoral Fellow, Prince of Wales Clinical School

Kensington, New South Wales, Australia
17 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
09 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • One of Australia‚Äôs leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The Prince of Wales Clinical School (POWCS) delivers high quality medical education to undergraduate, postgraduate, and elective students located at the Prince of Wales Hospital site in Randwick and at the Lowy Cancer Research Centre on the Kensington Campus. 

POWCS has over 15 different research groups and labs and facilities for clinical research will soon be enhanced by the opening of a new clinical research facility, Scientia Clinical Research which will accommodate all phases of clinical trials.

About the role

  •  $70,381-$93,840 plus (9.5% Superannuation and annual leave loading)
  •  Fixed Term  - 18 Months with the possibility of extension
  •  Full-time (35 hours per week)

The role of the Post-doctoral Research Fellow (Level A academic) will be to undertake research projects relating to the study of mechanisms of mutation formation in cancer and the impact of these mutations on cellular function at the Prince of Wales Clinical School, UNSW. The successful applicant will carry out computational and bioinformatics data analyses, write research manuscripts and co-supervise research students. There will also be opportunities to undertake experimental research to generate data and test hypotheses, and therefore researchers with experience in laboratory-based research will be highly regarded. The position will be based within the Lowy Cancer Research Centre in the Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics team led by Dr Jason Wong.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • PhD (or near completion) in Molecular Biology, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics or a related discipline;
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of scripting languages such as Python, shell script and/or the use of statistical packages such as R;
  • Familiarity with code management and documentation using repositories such as Github;
  • Experience in laboratory-based research will be highly regarded.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.


Dr Jason Wong, Team Lead, Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics


T: (61 2) 9385 8796

Applications close: 9 December 2016