Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Employer: Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute

Closing date: 30/7/2018

Brief position description: We are seeking an enthusiastic post-doctoral scientist to join the Computational Genomics Laboratory, led by Dr Eleni Giannoulatou.

The successful candidate will be involved in the analysis of large next-generation sequencing datasets and the development of quantitative approaches to identify the genetic causes of cardiovascular diseases with a particular focus on Congenital Heart Disease.

Job website: http://www.victorchang.edu.au/uploads/PDS-Giannoulatou-Lab-June-2018-2.pdf

Contact name: Eleni Giannoulatou

Contact email: e.giannoulatou@victorchang.edu.au

Bioinformatics Analyst

Employer: Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute

Closing date: 30/7/2018

Brief position description: We are seeking a bioinformatics analyst to join the Computational Genomics Laboratory, led by Dr Eleni Giannoulatou. 

The successful candidate will be involved in the analysis of large next-generation sequencing datasets and the development of quantitative approaches to identify the genetic causes of cardiovascular diseases with a particular focus on Congenital Heart Disease.

Job website: http://www.victorchang.edu.au/uploads/RA-Giannoulatou-Lab-June-2018.pdf

Contact name: Eleni Giannoulatou

Contact email: e.giannoulatou@victorchang.edu.au

Bioinformatics Internship opportunity in epigenetics

Employer: KAUST

Closing date: 30 August 2018

Brief position description: We are happy to announce an student internship opportunity as part of KAUST VSRP programme. The internship, slated for July/August 2018, is available to undergraduate/Postgraduate students from computer science/bioinformatics/computational biology. Students in computational biology or any related areas are welcome to apply. A stipend of 1200-1500USD/month and economy class airfare,accomodation will be provided to the selected intern. For further informations, please contact rajkumarravi2017new@gmail.com
Computational epigenetics is an interesting interdisciplinary area of research that involves development of computational methods to analyze large scale epigenomic data. Advent of Large-scale high-throughput experiments have resulted in generating huge amount of binding signal data (enrichment profile) for factors associating with genomes. Analysis of this kind of big dataset involves development of methods and tools to characterize these binding peak signals (epigenetically modified regions). Our project focuses on combinatorial approach to define boundaries of these epigenetically modified regions in complete genomes and to classify and characterize these regions into segments or domains. A student project work on this project will entail developing an algorithm to find statistically significant domains of ChIP-enriched signals and to develop innovative computational strategies involving machine-learning approaches for the integrative analysis of the above said high-throughput multi-omics data. The outcome of this project will be a user-friendly software solution for epigenomic data analysis to the bioinformatics community.

Responsibilities: Knowledge of programming in C++ in *nix environment. Develop (or assist/apply) computational method for segmentation of genomes using a combination of epigenomic datasets. Application of machine learning techniques to predict 3D architecture of the segments of epigenomes. Maintain good log(CVS), Submit writing and present results. Qualifications: Masters/Bachelors in Engineering/Computer science/Bioinformatics or any other related areas.

Job website:

Contact name: Ravi raj

Contact email: rajkumarravi2017new@gmail.com

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Employer: University of of Queensland

Closing date: 28th June 2018

Brief position description: Highly motivated researchers are invited to apply for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position as part of an ongoing Australian Laureate Program entitled Reconstructing the Universal Tree and Network of Life, led by Professor Phil Hugenholtz. The project will involve leveraging a primary resource of the Program, the Genome Taxonomy Database (http://gtdb.ecogenomic.org/) to explore and understand the evolution of novel phylogenetic groups and functions. Examples include study of several basal Planctomycete lineages recently highlighted by metagenome-assembled genomes with regard to e.g. cell compartmentalisation, and evolution of ultrasmall cell mophotypes in bacterial and archaeal lineages.

Job website: https://www.seek.com.au/job/36359887

Contact name: Caroline Moniz

Contact email: c.moniz@uq.edu.au

Faculty position - Bioinformatics

Employer: Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute

Closing date: 15 August 2018

Brief position description: We are seeking to hire a talented and enthusiastic individual as a Full Faculty member (Assistant or Associate Professor level) to lead an independent research laboratory in the area of bioinformatics, computational biology, statistical genetics or a related discipline that focuses on one or more of the following areas, closely linked with experimental science within the VCCRI: whole genome sequencing analysis, single-cell transcriptomics, disease gene discovery, drug discovery, biomedical imaging, metabolomics, structural biology, and systems biology.

The successful applicant will be expected to develop or continue a vigorous independent research program, secure and maintain extramural research funding, form collaborative projects with other faculty within the Institute and participate in graduate and postdoctoral training.

What we offer:
- An attractive remuneration package commensurate with your skills experience and qualifications. This position is appointed for a period of five years, renewable.
- Generous start-up funds, laboratory and office space will be provided.
- Eligibility for an academic appointment at the University of New South Wales
- State of the art facilities
- Collaborative team environment
- Stimulating work setting focused on cutting edge medical research

Qualification: 
PhD/DPhil/MD in the fields of bioinformatics, computational biology, statistical genetics, or a related discipline.

Candidates will have an outstanding record of peer-reviewed publications, and evidence of leadership potential. Candidates will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and a strong interest in innovative and interdisciplinary research. Essential is a leadership style that promotes a co-operative culture throughout the Laboratory and that allows collaboration within the Institute and wider community.

Job website: http://www.victorchang.edu.au/uploads/Victor-Chang-Institute-Info-Pack-Faculty-Head-Bioinformatics-June-2018.pdf

Contact name: Maria Voukenas

Contact email: m.voukenas@victorchang.edu.au

Junior Scientific Computing & Desktop Support

Employer: Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute

Closing date: Until position is filled

Brief position description: The role

This is a unique entry level role featuring 50% scientific software development and 50% desktop support.

This is a newly created role with the potential to evolve over time. We are looking to provide a new service to our scientists, this will involve talking to them, looking at what they do and writing software to solve their problems and automate repetitive tasks such as reviewing biomedical images.

Duties and responsibilities include:

Scientific Computing:

Speak to scientists and translate their problems into software requirements and provide solutions
Create software to analyse images, video and data from a range of scientific equipment
Create software to automate scientific tasks
Desktop Support:

Providing technical support, both in person or over the phone
Work with Microsoft Windows 7/10, Apple OSX, Microsoft Office 2010/365, Windows Server 2008/2012, Microsoft Exchange 2010
Installing and configuring computer hardware, software, systems, networks, printers and scanners
Application & Network troubleshooting
Setting up accounts for new users
About you

You will be a recent graduate with a talent for helping others solve and translate their problems into software requirements. Along with this you will have a strong passion to offer creative solutions to meet other’s needs.

Above all, you will have a passion for helping others and working in an environment alongside the most exciting and cutting-edge cardiovascular researchers in Australia.

We would like to meet you if you have:

University Degree in IT or Engineering
Proficiency in at least one programming language, such as python, R, Java or C++
A technical, logical thought process
Problem-solving skills
Creativity
Excellent customer service skills
What we offer:

Salary packaging
State of the art facilities
Collaborative team environment
Stimulating work setting focussed on cutting edge medical research
We strive to ensure our staff and students enjoy a great working environment. We value and are committed to providing a working environment that embraces diversity and gender equity and promotes flexible working arrangements for staff to balance working requirements and personal needs.

To apply please send your cover letter, CV and details of three referees to recruitment@victorchang.edu.au or click on Apply Now.

Applications will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Job website: http://www.victorchang.edu.au/careers/jobs-available

Contact name: Michaela James

Contact email: recruitment@victorchang.edu.au

Bioinformatics Cloud Engineer

Employer: Microba

Closing date: Until filled

Brief position description: Microba is a new biotech company based in Brisbane providing the world's most accurate gut microbiome testing service direct to the public. We are a diverse skill set team of scientists, commercialisation experts, health practitioners, software developers, marketers and legal experts with a common goal to improve lives through a deeper understanding of the gut microbiome.

Microba is seeking a motivated Cloud Engineer to join the dynamic and hard-working bioinformatics and development teams. We transform trillions of raw DNA sequences into information representing communities of microorganisms living within people. The problems we tackle are challenging, fascinating, and at the forefront of science and IT technology, all within a commercial environment. As a rapidly expanding company, this is a greenfield role, and there is excellent scope for stamping your mark on our platform. 

We are seeking a highly motivated, systematic individual with a positive approach to challenges. You will provide robust and skilled Linux VM and file server system administration, and also take the lead within the group to optimise our cloud infrastructure, data pipelines and disaster recovery systems. You will also have an interest in development, and ideally, an interest in bioinformatics. You are passionate about learning new technologies, then implementing and maintaining these within our environment.

This position offers competitive remuneration and an opportunity to participate in the Employee Share Option Plan. 

Essential skills and experience:

- Expert Linux system administration (Ubuntu), file servers (NFS, Samba), networking, troubleshooting issues.
- Expert cloud optimisation (scale sets, VM load balancing, queuing systems eg RabbitMQ etc)
- Scripting skills (bash, python)
- Highly capable communicator and team player. Understands complex tasks and implements solutions fit for purpose.

Desirable skills and experience:

- Experience with bioinformatic tool sets, especially for whole genome sequencing.
- Dev ops experience with one or more cloud platforms (ideally Microsoft Azure and AWS), as well as automation tools eg. Chef, Puppet etc
- Experience with Docker.
- Further programming experience (eg java, C, web), with a desire to assist to development as time permits
- Efficiency/cost management cloud expertise

Job website: http://www.microba.com

Contact name: David Wood

Contact email: david.wood@microba.com

Senior Scientific Officer

Employer: UTS

Closing date: 14 June 2018

Brief position description: A degree in a relevant area such as computing or engineering
Advanced knowledge in the use/application of Python, Arduino, and at least one other programming (eg C, C++, JavaScript, R, Matlab, Perl, or Java) 
Knowledge of software development principles and tools, including demonstrated facility with test frameworks, continuous integration, version control as well as code-level and user documentation.
Capacity to develop knowledge and understanding of high level data management, storage and archiving requirements for C3 that will conform with UTS and external repository protocols. 
Some knowledge of database and web interfaces (such as MySQL, WAMP server, PHP, Apache.NET, THREDDS and OpenDAP).
Knowledge of and experience with Arduino (or similar) microcontrollers and digital communication (e.g. I2C, CAN, SPI, RS-232, or ModBus)
Capacity to develop knowledge of data integration methods, satellite data products and processing tools, visualisation tools and data mining concepts.
Experience designing software/scripts to meet specifications provided by the eventual users
Experience with embedded system programming to read sensor data
Experience with High Performance Computing in a UNIX/Linux environment and managing the data generated

Job website: https://recruitment.uts.edu.au/OA_HTML/OA.jsp?OAFunc=IRC_VIS_VAC_DISPLAY&p_svid=108386&p_spid=3258664

Contact name: Catriona Reid

Contact email: Catriona.reid@uts.edu.au

Post-doctoral Researcher in Bioinformatics and Systems Immunology

Employer: UNSW Sydney

Closing date: 19/06/2018

Brief position description: This is an exciting opportunity for junior/midcareer postdocs that wish to pursue an academics career in interdisciplinary environment and work on single cell multi-omics in immunology and virology. We are seeking talented researchers with a background in quantitative disciplines to join an interdisciplinary and vibrant research group at Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia.

Job website: http://external-careers.jobs.unsw.edu.au/cw/en/job/492618/postdoctoral-researcher

Contact name: Fabio Luciani

Research assistant in Bioinformatics

Employer: UNSW Sydney

Closing date: 30/05/2018

Brief position description: The primary purpose of the Bioinformatician position is to assist in analysing next generation sequencing data via established computational pipelines, as part of the research program in the Viral Immunology Systems Program. These pipelines include viral sequencing analysis and single cell RNAseq

Job website:http://external-careers.jobs.unsw.edu.au/cw/en/job/492632/research-assistant-dry-lab

Contact name: Fabio Luciani

Contact email: luciani@unsw.edu.au