Bioinformatics Research Officer or Research Assistant, Melbourne

Employer: Molecular Medicine Division, WEHI

Closing date: 24th November 2017

Brief position description: An opportunity exists for a Computational Scientist to work on the analysis of single-cell RNA-sequencing data. The appointee will use and develop advanced bioinformatics tools to analyse these data using high performance computing infrastructure. This role will be embedded in the recently established Single-cell Genomics Facility.

The successful candidate will ideally hold a PhD/Masters-level qualification and have experience in bioinformatics analysis with strong programming and data analysis skills. Good knowledge of R and Unix would be highly desirable.

The position is available for 3 years in the first instance. A salary range up to and including Academic Level B ($86,472 - $92,817) is available depending on qualifications and experience. Up to 17% superannuation and attractive salary packaging options are available. Flexible working arrangements are on offer.

The Institute is highly supportive of women scientists. Attractive awards including childcare fellowship (Craven and Shearer Award) and additional technical assistance (Page Betheras Award) during and after maternity leave. A new childcare facility will commence building in early 2017 with a proposed completion date of 2018. Mentoring programs and a strong postdoctoral association contribute to an outstanding career opportunity for an ambitious junior postdoc.

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Contact name: Matt Ritchie

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