Research Assistant in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne

Employer: Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Closing date: 23/10/2017

Brief position description: The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is Australia’s only public hospital solely dedicated to cancer and one of an elite group of hospitals worldwide to have its own integrated cancer research program and laboratories. 

The Cancer Epigenetics Laboratory and the Molecular Biomarkers & Translational Genomics laboratory are currently seeking a full time Research Assistant for a 1 year fixed term position, with the opportunity for future extension. This position will involve working closely with members of the two group to provide bioinformatics support. 

The position requires a highly motivated and organised scientist capable of working in an independent manner within an existing team. Further to this it is essential that the individual can communicate effectively at all levels and work collaboratively with colleagues.

The successful candidate will have a B.Sc. (or equivalent research experience) in bioinformatics, computational biology, statistics. Outstanding organisational and record keeping skills, ability to conduct independent research, high quality written and oral communication skills and ability to work with independence and collaboratively as part of a team are essential. Previous experience in the analysis of next-generation sequencing data is highly desirable.

The position will be in a research environment that includes a large and interactive group of bioinformaticians and computational biologists in the Computational Cancer Biology Program and the Bioinformatics Core Facility. The position will be initially for a fixed term of 12 months with the opportunity to extend. Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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