Employer: University of Melbourne, Centre for Cancer Research

Closing date: 26 Nov 2017

Brief position description: The RAre DIsease Oncogenomics (RADIO) Laboratory with the University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research (UMCCR) is dedicated to translational research of rare and orphan cancers. We are currently seeking an experienced and highly motivated junior post-doctoral bioinformatics researcher who will contribute to a new and exciting research study involving deep genomic analysis of neuroendocrine tumours (NET). NET is a rare but heterogeneous collection of tumours with a complex genetic makeup that often display unpredictable clinical behavior. We aim to identify the genetic determinants of NET tumours including those originating from sympathetic endocrine tissues such as the adrenal gland and extra-adrenal paraganglia. Our goal is to find genetic associations with clinical outcome, response to therapy and functional imaging properties and to translate these finding to improve patient care and outcome. The research will include high-level and integrated bioinformatic analysis of a large series of tumour samples collected through an international network (American Australian Asian Adrenal Alliance, A5) involving whole genome DNA sequencing, RNA sequencing and DNA methylation analysis. The candidate will work closely with a team of biologists and bioinformatics staff of the UMCCR at the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre.

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