Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Health

Sydney, Australia
25 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
17 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • One of the Asia-Pacific’s leading research intensive Universities
  • Strong regional and global engagement
  • Cutting edge facilities and equipment

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

The Department of Medicine is in the St George & Sutherland Clinical, The University of New South Wales is located at St George Hospital. The Professor of Medicine is Professor Emad El-Omar, a gastroenterologist with a longstanding research interest in infection and inflammation and their consequences in a wide variety of disease outcomes including gastrointestinal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. He is the director of the Microbiome Research Centre (MRC), a hub of exciting new research that is diverse, collaborative and translational. His group has collaborations nationally and internationally with groups across Europe, North America and Asia.

About the role

  • $90K–96K plus (17% superannuation and leave loading)
  • 3 years Fixed Term
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Bioinformatics) will join a team of clinical and basic scientists studying the role of the microbiome in health and disease and will have an opportunity to contribute to a large number of research projects and develop an outstanding career with opportunities for advanced training and development.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Knowledge in statistical methods in the context of biological systems and proven experience with programming (e.g. R, Python, C++, Perl)
  • Experience with common pipelines for Metagenomics analysis: 16S- QIIME, Mothur, USEARCH
  • Experience in MEtaGenome ANalyze (MEGAN) pipeline, PICRUSt and RNA-Seq bioinformatics tools
  • A PhD in Systems Biology, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Biophysics or related discipline
  • High level of interpersonal skills with ability to coordinate work with collaborators from different Universities or Institutes

Full details of the selection criteria are available in the position description. You should systematically address the full selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online – applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

You may be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment to this role.


Professor Emad El-Omar, Professor of Medicine


T: (61 2) 9113 2011

Applications close:  17 October 2017