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Sahmriresearch - Adelaide, SA

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FTC - Full-time Contract
SAHMRI North Terrace

Applications close Friday 05, March 2021

Computational Biologist/Bioinformatician

Full-Time, 2 Year Contract (possibility of extension)
The South Australian Genomics Centre (SAGC) invites Bioinformaticians and Computational Biologists to apply for a full-time Bioinformatics Staff Scientist role that will support genomics and bioinformatics research in the state.

SAGC opened its doors on July 1st 2020 thanks to an investment of more than $7 million, including $2 million from Bioplatforms Australia (BPA) through the Australian Government’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS). Through its initial phase, the SAGC has consolidated genomics and bioinformatics expertise in the state, with a group of ~10 genomics and bioinformatics staff working side-by-side to deliver high-quality laboratory and analysis support across all areas of research, including Agriculture, Healthcare and Ecology.

The successful candidate will join the SAGC Bioinformatics Platform which currently consists of 3 Bioinformaticians working across several scientific themes, with active collaboration and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously being essential. An initial 2-year full-time contract is available, with potential for renewal. The position will be based at the SAGC central node at SAHMRI, collaborating with team members at other SAGC nodes.

About the Role

Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide collaborative analysis support to SAGC clients with bioinformatics components of their projects.
  • Develop efficient analysis and data integration strategies for projects involving multiple omics approaches and techniques, including genomics, transcriptomics, epigenomics, metagenomics, metabolomics and proteomics.
  • Lead or assist with drafting publications and scientific reports relating to the projects across academic, industry and government areas.
  • Contribute to development of competitive funding applications.

Some out of hours work may be required

About You

The successful candidate will possess the following key attributes:

  • PhD in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Physics, Statistics or other relevant discipline.
  • Prior experience working in at least some of the following areas is essential:
    • Systems biology, multi-omics data integration
    • High-throughput sequencing
    • Data integration and visualization techniques.
    • Single cell analysis techniques
  • A strong track record in bioinformatics as evidenced by prior publications in high impact journals in the field.
  • Prior experience working in a high-performance computing environment.
  • Programming skills in at least two of: Python, R, C/C++, Perl, SQL, Go, Rust or Java.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and communication skills.
  • Must be highly collaborative, be a strong team player and be able to manage multiple ongoing projects.

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values and our institute is dedicated to grow a culture that pursues, enables and demands research excellence. We are proud of the work we do and work hard as a team to make a positive difference to the community. Our values of Excellence, innovation, courage, integrity and teamwork are what help us achieve our goals. If these are also your values and goals, apply today.

For a copy of the position description, please click here.

For more information, please contact Dr Jimmy Breen at Jimmy.Breen@sahmri.com

Applications close: - 5th March 2021, 5pm

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply

SAHMRI is a member of the Athena SWAN Science in Australia Gender Equity program. We have been awarded Bronze status for our commitment to advancing the careers of women, trans and gender diverse individuals in STEMM.