Research Assistant in Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences

Kensington, New South Wales, Australia
$69,355 - $78,478
23 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
21 Dec 2016
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
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The School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences in the Faculty of Science is located at the Kensington campus in Sydney. It hosts the Systems Biology Initiative, which is Australia’s only dedicated centre for molecular systems biology. It has expertise in genomics / transcriptomics, proteomics and bioinformatics, which it combines to understand the molecular biology of the cell. It has specific expertise in the analysis of next-generation sequence data, in protein interaction networks and network biology. It has a wide range of scientific collaborators and is closely affiliated with the Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics. We invite applications for a Research Assistant in bioinformatics, to work within this dynamic environment.

About the Role

  • Level 5 (AUD $69,355 - $78,478 plus 9.5% superannuation p.a.)
  • Fixed Term for 12 months, with possibility of extension
  • Full-time (35 hours per week) or Part-time negotiable

Some key duties you will have include:

  •  Provide research support to the collaborative bioinformatics research undertaken by the SBI team
  • To support users of the Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics through the analysis of next-generation sequencing data
  • Assist with the preparation of data analysis reports and assist in the contribution to research publications

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Bachelors’ degree or in bioinformatics or advanced data mining, with a background in genomics, transcriptomics, network and/or systems biology. An honors’ or research Masters’ degree in the above areas would be highly desirable.
  • Ability to successfully execute analytical tasks in bioinformatics and contribute to research projects in a range of biological areas
  • High level of oral and written communication skills
  • Technical skills relevant to bioinformatics research (one or more of Perl, Python, Java, C, R and experience in statistical analysis and/or data mining)
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and a commitment to attend relevant health and safety training

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 to the contact listed.

Contact: Marc Wilkins, Professor
T: +61-2-9385-3633

Applications close: 3 January 2017 (AEDT)

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