Research Fellow, Bioinformatics

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Jan 13, 2022

Job Description:

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s #1 university and is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

About the Department of Microbiology and Immunology
The Department of Microbiology & Immunology is one of the departments within the School of Biomedical Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.

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About the Role
The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute) is internationally renowned for its cutting-edge studies of infectious diseases and immunity, as highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic. To support ongoing and new research activities at the Doherty Institute, a new Computational Sciences Initiative has been formed. This is to provide new resources for computational and data sciences, incorporating bioinformatics, biostatistics, infectious disease modelling and artificial intelligence.

As part of the Institute’s Computational Sciences Initiative, a Research Fellow is required to drive computational and statistical analysis of multi-omics datasets, applied to the areas of infectious diseases and immunology. The candidate will be self-motivated and develop a strong program of collaborative projects with other researchers in the Doherty Institute. This is anticipated to generate substantial new scientific discovery in areas spanning Immunology and Microbiology pursued in the institute. It will also facilitate the development of novel approaches in bioinformatics, particularly in the application of mathematical and computational techniques to analyse data from new and emerging ‘omic’ technologies, including genomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics. Talented, highly motivated, computer scientists with an interest in infection and immunity are encouraged to apply

About You

Benefits of Working with Us
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If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria* (found in the Position Description) for the role.

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