Bioinformatics Research Assistant @ Melbourne

Employer: Murdoch Children's Research Institute

Closing date: 7 November 2019

Brief position description: High throughput sequencing has revolutionised both the diagnosis of genetic disorders and the discovery of novel disease associated genes. Despite this success, a substantial fraction of patients remain undiagnosed, even after undergoing clinical genomic testing. The Translational Bioinformatics Research Group uses a combination of genomic transcriptomic sequencing, advanced computational analysis and functional genomic approaches to understand the genetic causes of rare and undiagnosed disorders.

A talented Bioinformatician research assistant is now required to support the activities of this multi-disciplinary team including clinicians, bioinformaticians and wet lab researchers. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing, testing and supporting bioinformatic pipelines and end user applications, as well as performing ad hoc data and statistical analysis. The role applies a combination of software engineering and bioinformatic skills to produce high quality, tested, documented, robust and well-designed informatics solutions.

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