PhD candidate @ ANU

Employer: The John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University

Closing date: 24/08/2019

Brief position description: We are looking for motivated bioinformaticians to work with long-read technologies and challenging genomic problems relevant for cancer and evolution. We are seeking a skilled and motivated candidate for a PhD position to work in an interdisciplinary project to characterise ribosomal DNA repeats, their variability and transcriptional properties, using nanopore long-read sequencing technologies. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Prof. Ross Hannan and Prof. Eduardo Eyras, at the John Curtin School of Medical Research (Australian National University), and Dr. Austen Ganley (University of Auckland). Additionally, there will be the opportunity to develop the work both in Auckland, New Zealand, and Canberra, Australia.

We look for candidates with outstanding qualifications in biology, biochemistry, computer science, biostatistics, or similar. Good working knowledge of statistics and programming is required. Experience in the area of genomics and transcriptomics will be a plus. The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with the experimental groups generating the datasets, and will contribute with new analyses and tools to process long and short read sequencing data.

Applicants should send their CV, motivation letter, plus transcription of their graduate and postgraduate marks to

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Contact name: Eduardo Eyras

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