PhD position in Computational Biology/ Bioinformatics at Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

A PhD position is available for highly motivated trainee in the filed of Computational Biology/ Bioinformatics at “Epigenetics and Gene regulation Laboratory” within Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI), Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

BDI Monash University is one of the largest and most successful biomedical research institutes in Australia. The BDI brings together more than 100 teams in a highly interactive environment, with access to truly world-class infrastruc- tures. For details, please look at-

Our laboratory research interest focuses on- how epigenetic and epi-transcriptomic changes regulate gene expression programs in ES cells, neural stem cells and differentiated cells under normal and pathological conditions, such as, can- cers and neurological disorders. We use various experimental approaches including - Cell and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, CRISPRs, CRISPRs screens, ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, m6A RNA-seq, m5C RNA-seq, WGS, ATAC-seq, RRBS, Hi-C, proteomics and bioinformatics.

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Requirements for Computational Biology students:
The candidates should have computer science, mathematics, statistics, system biology and bioinformatics related backgrounds. They should have excellent communication and writing skills, able to work independently and in teams. Experience working with commonly used bioinformatics tools, as well as on different types of NGS data- ChIP seq, RNA-seq, ATAC-seq would be plus. Candidates with first author/ co-author publications are encouraged to apply, it will be plus to obtain Monash Scholarships.

If you are interested, please send a cover letter, CV and contact information for 3 references via email to me-Dr. Partha Pratim Das. PhD ( Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s or equivalent degree with first-class Honours, Master of Science, or MPhil.

Notes: International students encouraged applying for Monash-based scholarships support. PhD students will be fully funded during their study. For international students an English proficiency test is required. Our laboratory is committed to diversity and equality.

Last date: 31st December, 2017