Research Fellow, Bioinformatics

University of Melbourne

Australia

February 9, 2022

Description

Research Fellow, Bioinformatics

Job no: 0055073

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Department/School: School of Biomedical Sciences

Salary: $75,289 - $102,163 (Level A)

Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 17% super

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia's #1 university and is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

About the Department of Microbiology and Immunology The Department of Microbiology & Immunology is one of the departments within the School of Biomedical Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.

Further information is available at https:// www. microbiol.unimelb.edu.au/ and https:// bsac.unimelb.edu.au/.

About the Role The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute) is internationally renowned for its cutting-edge studies of infectious diseases and immunity, as highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic. To support ongoing and new research activities at the Doherty Institute, a new Computational Sciences Initiative has been formed. This is to provide new resources for computational and data sciences, incorporating bioinformatics, biostatistics, infectious disease modelling and artificial intelligence.

As part of the Institute's Computational Sciences Initiative, a Research Fellow is required to drive computational and statistical analysis of multi- omics datasets, applied to the areas of infectious diseases and immunology. The candidate will be self-motivated and develop a strong program of collaborative projects with other researchers in the Doherty Institute. This is anticipated to generate substantial new scientific discovery in areas spanning Immunology and Microbiology pursued in the institute. It will also facilitate the development of novel approaches in bioinformatics, particularly in the application of mathematical and computational techniques to analyse data from new and emerging ‘omic' technologies, including genomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics. Talented, highly motivated, computer scientists with an interest in infection and immunity are encouraged to apply

About You

  • PhD in bioinformatics, statistivs, computer science or a related field
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate across teams and disciplines (biology and computer science), work as a member of a research team, and interact in a courteous, collaborative and effective manner with academic, administrative and support staff
  • Experience in running bioinformatics workflows on high-performance computing clusters
  • Experience in analysis of high-dimensional datasets, ideally those arising from high-throughput molecular assays
  • Strong organisation skills and accurate recording and analysis of data generated from research undertaken
  • Demonstrated experience in using initiative, working with minimal supervision and ability to prioritise tasks to achieve project objectives within timelines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated by presentation of research results at internal forums, conferences, and through manuscript submissions, inclusive of manuscripts posted to preprint servers
  • Experience in the following would be desirable: analysing single cell RNAseq datasets; integrating different high-dimensional datasets and multi-omics analyses; developing bioinformatics pipelines and/or software packages; cloud computing; machine learning or statistics; supervising students or research staff; and fundamental understanding and prior exposure to concepts in immunology and/or microbiology.
  • Benefits of Working with Us In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements and generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families
  • To find out more, please visit https: // about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff- benefits.

    Be Yourself At UoM, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. Indigenous Australians, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages and culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our roles. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria (found in the Position Description) for the role.

    For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to https:// about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

    Should you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at hr-talent@unimelb.edu.au.

    Due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications with current valid working rights in Australia and candidates who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements: https: // covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/

    Advertised: 12 Jan 2022 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 09 Feb 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Similar Jobs

    Computational Biologist II

    We're treating cancer, one patient at a time. computational scientists dedicated to the creation and optimization of genomic dedication to translational science, be an innovative thinker, outstanding communicator, enjoy working with an interdisciplinary team, and...

    Hong Kong University

    Hong Kong 4 days ago

    Add to favorites Read more...

    Senior Technical Assistant/Research Assistant I/II in Proteomics and Metabolomics Core

    Apply now Ref.: 511363 Work type: Full-time Department: Centre for PanorOmic Sciences (22200) Categories: Research Support Staff, Executive / Technical / Support Hong Kong Metabolomics Core of the Centre for PanorOmic Sciences Centre for PanorOmic...

    George Washington University

    United States Dec 21, 2021

    Add to favorites Read more...

    Research Scientist

    studies, diagnostic studies, and bioinformatics and computational biology. A position is available for a Research Scientist jointly sponsored by the laboratory of Dr. Katherine Chiappinelli, PhD at the GW Cancer Center (https: Medicine and the...

    University of Melbourne

    Australia Jan 4, 2022

    Add to favorites Read more...

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Imaging Processing and Analysis)

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Imaging Processing and Analysis) Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 17% super produce a Department with a remarkable breadth and depth in research expertise the combined department is to...

    Chalmers University of Technology

    Sweden Jan 11, 2022

    Add to favorites Read more...

    Postdoctoral Position in AI-Accelerated Oligonucleotide Drug Design

    This postdoctoral researcher position aims to improve the design of Oligonucleotide-based drugs using computational chemistry, biophysical and Engineering (CSE) at Chalmers/GU and is one of two postdoctoral a collaboration between the two largest research programs...

    Add to favorites Read more...

    Research Scientist in Cancer Genomics

    Position: Research Scientist in Cancer Genomics extensive scientific program in the field of cancer research. established the German Cancer Consortium (DKTK). research scientist to support the work of the Cancer Genomics Unit and the The...

    University of Heidelberg

    Germany 4 days ago

    Add to favorites Read more...

    Postdoctoral positions in Infectious Disease Modelling (f/m/d)

    The Interdisciplinary Centre for Scientific Computing and the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health invite applications for postdoctoral positions Postdoctoral positions in Infectious Disease Modelling (f/m/d), full- Postdoctoral positions in Infectious Disease Modelling (f/m/d), full- in...

    About the employer

    The University of Melbourne has a rich and fascinating past spanning 160 years.Every building, every department and every period of time has its own story. While some of these stories have been recounted many times over, a great number remain...