Bioinformatician @ Auckland

Employer: New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries

Closing date: 25 October 2019

Brief position description: The Ministry for Primary Industries' Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (PHEL) in Auckland has a fixed-term vacancy (36 months) for a bioinformatician to work on a project to develop a bioinformatics toolkit for the detection of known viruses and the discovery of novel viruses from high-throughput sequencing data. The toolkit will be used to support the work of both the PHEL and the Animal Health Laboratory in Wallaceville. In this role, you will be expected to develop an in-house automated bioinformatics toolkit for the screening of viruses in plant and animal samples of biosecurity importance. For the toolkit to be intuitive and user-friendly, you will be expected to develop a windows-based software with an easy-to-use graphical user interface to allow the laboratory diagnosticians to easily perform data analysis.

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