Bioinformatician – Invertebrate Genomics

University of Melbourne
July 28, 2024
Offerd Salary:$83,468 - $113,262
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Contract Type:Fixed-term for 20 mo
Working Time:Part time
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Bioinformatician – Invertebrate Genomics

Job no: 0063147 Location: Parkville Role type: Part-time (0.8 FTE; can be discussed); Fixed-term for 20 months Faculty: Science Department/School: School of BioSciences Salary: Level A – $83,468 - $113,262 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Opportunity to contribute to research projects exploring biodiversity's evolutionary dynamics in challenging environments.
  • Conduct advanced genomic analyses and computational modeling to investigate hybridization and parthenogenesis in invertebrates.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!
  • About the Role Joining the Pest and Environmental Adaptation Research Group (PEARG) and the Climatic and Metabolic Ecology Lab (CAMEL) at the University of Melbourne.

    You will contribute advanced analytical skills to multiple ARC Discovery projects focusing on invertebrate genomics. This role demands the consistent delivery of high-quality data analysis, pipelines, and visualisations, crucial for genomic characterization of model and non-model species.

    Collaborating across institutions, they will lead computational analyses exploring hybridization in invertebrates and the evolutionary significance of parthenogenesis, aiming to deepen insights into biodiversity generation and fitness advantages in harsh environments.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Contribute to internationally competitive research projects, resulting in publications in high impact journals
  • Identify and learn emerging analytical methods in functional genomics to understand potential genes and families involved in climate change adaptation.
  • Contribute to academic papers and other scholarly outputs to a high academic standard in accordance with the research expectations of the University of Melbourne
  • Assist with teaching, training, mentoring and supervision graduate students and research staff in the group.
  • Who We Are Looking For You will excel in data management, quality control, statistical and spatial analysis, and creating impactful graphics for publication. Additionally, you should possess familiarity with contemporary molecular laboratory techniques and proficiency in genomic analysis.

    You will also have:

  • A degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Science and / or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education and training
  • Demonstrated experience in relevant bioinformatics techniques, platforms, and technologies, as well as experience working on high-performance computer clusters.
  • Familiarity with population genomic software for establishing adaptive patterns and identifying DNA decay
  • Processes involved in genome assembly with the ability to collaborate with other bioinformaticians undertaking assemblies.
  • Identifying and modelling species climate niches.
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

    This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

    Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

    Your New Team – “The School of BioSciences“

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    The School of BioSciences was formed in 2015 through the amalgamation of the School of Botany and the Departments of Genetics and Zoology, thus bringing together a critical mass of 160 Academic staff and 240 Research Higher Degree students undertaking world class teaching and research in the biological sciences. Academics within the School are aligned to four research clusters: Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Science; Genetics, Genomics and Development; Plant Science and Computational Biology. Through cross- disciplinary collaborations within the School and with external partners, the School is a major recipient of grant and contract funding.

    What We Offer You! In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check outour benefits page!

    About the University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Be Yourself The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact the employee listed on the first page of the Position Description found below, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

    For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: //

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • Please note that you are not required to respond to the selection criteria in the Position Description.

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Anna Gradoboeva via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

    If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

    Advertised: 05 Jul 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Applications close: 28 Jul 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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