Junior Research Fellow/Research Fellow in Statistical Genetics

Armidale, Australia
13 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Environmental and Rural Science

  • 2.5 year fixed term, full-time
  • Junior Research Fellow (Level A) salary $ 65,685 to $ 88,725 per annum
  • Research Fellow (Level B) salary $ 93,336 to $ 110,619 per annum plus relocation allowance
  • Plus 17% employer superannuation. Salary packaging options are available.

The University of New England (UNE) in Armidale, Australia boasts an excellent national and international reputation being a leader in research and academic innovation that has industry impact.  We aim to foster a constructive and engaged culture where creative ideas and innovation thrive. UNE serves regional, national and international communities through the progressive pursuit of excellence in scholarship, research and teaching.  While we have a long history and strong tradition of academic distinction, our outlook is dynamic and fresh. Our focus is on the future.

The School of Environmental and Rural Science (ERS) at UNE has an enviable reputation as a research based education group in agricultural science.  The School is actively involved in education and research programs in agriculture and is well recognised by industry and research funding bodies.  The Animal Science and Genetics groups, within ERS, have a strong international reputation and are well funded with a very active research portfolio. We are currently looking for a Junior Research fellow or Research Fellow to join our Animal Genetics group to work on a project both within Australia and overseas. The duties involve finding and testing selected genetic variants and using those in genetic evaluation pipelines.

Skills & Experience

As a successful applicant at Junior Research Fellow level you must have experience with statistical analysis of quantitative genetic models, understanding of and experience with bioinformatics tools for analysis of genomic data and a record of research achievement. You will also have experience in computer programming.

At a Research Fellow level we expect an extensive experience with statistical analysis of quantitative genetic models, a high level of experience in computer programming and a strong record of research achievement.

Desirable Criteria for both level A and B include:

  1. A sound understanding of livestock production systems; Experience with bioinformatics and large public databases for gene annotation; and Demonstrated ability to take initiatives and independently develop research proposals.

Additional information

To discuss this role please contact Professor Julius van der Werf, phone 02 67732092 or email: jvanderw@une.edu.au. For further information about the school visit: http://www.une.edu.au/ers.

About Armidale

Living in Armidale you will experience the best of both city and rural living. Enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle with access to shopping, gourmet food, top sporting facilities and cultural delights. You can live in the heart of Armidale or experience the tranquillity of the New England on a rural property.

To find out more, visit: http://www.armidaleregional.nsw.gov.au/

Closing Date:   Sunday 15 July

Reference No:   218123

To demonstrate your suitability for this role, please respond to the selection criteria, contained in the position statement, in your application.


Equity principles underpin all UNE policies and procedures. As a University committed to engaging a diverse workforce, UNE encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.