Bioinformatician @ AGRF

Employer: Australian Genome Research Facility

Closing date: Sunday 25 August 2019

Brief position description: About us:
Australian Genome Research Facility (AGRF) is a not-for-profit organisation committed to quality and innovation. AGRF provides the gateway to a national network of essential genomic technology, expertise and innovation through our main laboratory operations located at the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre in Melbourne, and laboratories located in Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth and Sydney,

We seek to empower Australia to be recognised for world-class genomics and innovation. By collaborating and sharing our knowledge and expertise, and providing local access to innovative and state-of-the-art genomic technologies, we enable Australian academia and industry to advance leading-edge genomic research internationally. We are a team of dependable, collaborative and innovative thinkers who are empowered to generate and deliver solutions to the scientific community.

About the role:
In this full-time, 12 month contract role of Bioinformatician you will report directly to the Bioinformatics Manager and support AGRF's national bioinformatics capability through delivering innovative and tailored solutions for clients' research hypotheses and acting as Primary Analyst responsible for specific analysis. You will also provide support for internal and external training workshops, promote the service via liaison with external Bioinformatics groups and the life science community. As a team player you will support the optimisation of team operations and contribute to improving work efficiencies within the team.

•PhD or Masters in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or an equivalent combination of experience and/or training

•Experience with common bioinformatics software for Next Generation Sequencing
•In-depth knowledge of and experience in high throughput sequencing data analysis
•Familiarity with basic concepts in biology
•Familiarity with research design and scientific methods
•Computer programming skills Linux/UNIX plus at least one of Python, Perl, R, shell scripting and/or other relevant languages
•Strong written and verbal communication skills
•Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a service role emphasising client satisfaction
•Demonstrated ability to handle tight deadlines and maintain high standards of work

Any of the following is desirable but not essential:
•Experience in working with job scheduling systems, such as SLURM, in HPC clusters
•Experience in teaching bioinformatics to life scientists
•Knowledge of working with version control systems such as Git, SVN
•Experience with analysing RNA-seq, GBS, exome/WGS, metagenomics

Attractive remuneration package on offer including 9.5% superannuation, salary packaging benefits and employee benefits discount program.

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Contact name: Karen Jenkins

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