Research Associate - Bioinformatics Officer, Perth

Employer: University of Western Australia

Closing date: 31st January 2019

Brief position description: The Cancer Research Trust ( has recently funded a 9 year program to enable single cell approaches to study tumour biology. The program led by Professor Alistair Forrest at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical research is based in Perth Western Australia and is a collaboration involving all of the major hospitals, medical research institutes and Universities in the region.

Seeking to employ a postdoctoral researcher with a PhD at the time of appointment (or equivalent experience) in bioinformatics, computer science, biostatistics, molecular biology or a related discipline with an emphasis in the specific fields of bioinformatics, genomics and systems biology. The candidate will be working directly with Prof Forrest and his team on analysis of single cell datasets.

Essential selection criteria:
• Demonstrated capacity to analyse NGS data, form hypotheses, test them and follow through to publications.
• Experience in documenting, testing and reusing code.
• Proficiency with R or other languages.
• Experience in cancer biology and analysis of single cell data is a bonus.

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Contact name: Alistair Forrest

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