Research Fellow in Bioinformatics

Auckland, New Zealand
13 Jul 2018
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12 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

The University of Auckland is New Zealand's leading university, with a turnover of NZ$1.1bn, including research revenue of over $200m generated across eight diverse faculties and two research institutes. We employ more than 5,400 academic and professional staff to support over 41,000 students, making us one of NZ's largest employers.

We are looking for an experienced and motivated Bioinformatician with skills in mass spectrometry data analysis/interpretation, computer coding for mass spectrometry data analysis, bioinformatics, education and communication.

About us

The newly established Mass Spectrometry Hub (MaSH) exists to develop a virtual mass spectrometry data analysis, technical and research support platform to facilitate investigators from diverse fields to apply mass spectrometry techniques to their own research and generate meaningful interpretations of mass spectrometry data.

Who are we looking for?:

  • The successful applicant will have a PhD degree in bioinformatics or computer science, with preferably a track record of peer-reviewed publications in this field
  • They must be able to work with others in a collaborative environment and foster an enjoyable and focussed workplace
  • They will have experience in the development of software tools and workflows for the analysis of a range of mass spectrometry data using coding languages (e.g. R, C, Python, MATLAB)
  • Ideally, they will have experience with analysis of data generated from global as well as targeted proteomics/metabolomics analysis using SWATH, GC-MS or LC-MS platforms, and biological pathway analysis
  • They will also have excellent communication and people skills, and be able to work both independently and as part of a team

In addition to the roles above, the appointee will be expected to devote a proportion of their time to developing their own research programme, either independently or in collaboration with other researchers that are associated with the MaSH.

Why us?

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through flexible employment practices and a culture that encourages and supports staff to reach their full potential. We offer a competitive salary, five weeks' annual leave, and over 300 different career development courses.

In addition, the University offers discounted car parking, childcare and a number of other subsidies on internal and external services.

If this sounds like the opportunity you're looking for, apply today!

This is a full-time position, available for a fixed-term of two and a half years. Candidates must be available for an immediate start, and will be expected to work relatively independently while under the supervision of the Coordinator of the MaSH.

For further information please contact Dr Angus Grey

Applications close Sunday, 12 August 2018.

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