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Position description

  • Opportunity to be a part of a leading Melbourne-based research centre
  • Generous Salary Packaging options
  • Bronze member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Program

The opportunity

We are looking for a Domain Bioinformatician Research Officer. The successful candidate will be based at the Baker Institute in the Systems Genomics lab and supervised by Prof Michael Inouye and Dr Sergio Ruiz Carmona.

The successful candidate's role will be:

  • Collaborating with Baker Institute laboratories and supporting them with advice/expertise on experimental design, data processing, analysis, visualisation and interpretation.
  • Performing high-quality research in genomics, bioinformatics or computational biology.
  • Developing or modifying new analytical methodologies that would allow researchers to use cutting-edge tools for their research.
  • Contributing to preparing manuscripts for publication, technical reports and other research-related documents.
  • Participating in the planning and development of general goals for the research project.
  • Organising data for supporting new funding applications.
  • Performing critical literature reviews.

The lab is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. We are a computational lab with highly flexible working arrangements both on- and off-site (e.g. working from home).

Skills and experience

The essential skills to succeed in this role are:

  • A PhD in a quantitative discipline (such as bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, statistics or epidemiology) and/or science discipline (such as biochemistry, molecular biology or genetics/genomics) with substantial quantitative component.
  • Research experience in at least one of the following area: statistical genomics, computational biology or bioinformatics, with high-competency in the statistical or computational analysis of large datasets.
  • Experience in the management, processing, analysis and interpretation of functional genomics/multi-omics data.
  • A high-level of interpersonal skills, which enable the appointee to liaise effectively with a wide range of people at a variety of levels internal and external to the Institute.
  • Demonstrated ability to use Unix-based systems, computing clusters, modern scripting/programming languages including R.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high quality results and to meet deadlines without compromising close attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Proven capacity to work as a member of a team as well as autonomously without close supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and contribute to high impact research publications.

Benefits

Remuneration is $87,107.39 – $93,497.53 pa (commensurate with the successful candidate's qualifications and experience), plus superannuation. Working at the Baker Institute offers flexibility, generous salary packaging, an employee assistance program and generous primary caregiver leave.

Other benefits include flexible working hours and generous primary caregiver leave. Numerous fellowships, grants and workshops to support parents, women and ethnic minorities in science are available as an ongoing commitment of the Institute to promote gender equity and diversity. Read more about our gender equality and diversity initiatives.

Numerous fellowships, grants and workshops to support parents, women and ethnic minorities in science are available as an ongoing commitment of the Institute to promote gender equity and diversity. Read more about our gender equality and diversity initiatives.

How to apply

Applications should include a current resume with details of 3 professional referees quoting reference SC01.

To be eligible to apply for this position you must be immunised with the COVID-19 vaccination in accordance with COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Directions (No 4). More details of the position can be found in the position description, for further information please contact the person listed below.

Applications for this opportunity have closed.

 

Contact details

Professor Mike Inouye
Head, Systems Genomics
E: michael.inouye@baker.edu.au

Equal Opportunity Employer

We value gender equality and diversity and are a proud recipient of an inaugural Athena SWAN Bronze Award from Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE).

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