Research Associate - Computational Biology / Bioinformatics

 
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Australia, WA
  • Nov 12, 2022
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

UWA School of Agriculture and Environment

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

DNA Zoo Australia (DZA), research initiative with the University of Western Australia dedicated to generating high-quality genomic resources for Western Australia species and a member of a global comparative genomics consortium, is looking for an experienced computational biologist to advance DNA Zoo’s mission to leverage comparative genomic data to improve ecosystem stability and human health. DZA provides computational and analytic resources to advance scientific discovery through its multi-disciplinary team of wet-lab and computational scientists who work on collaborative projects both within Australia and with the global members of the DNA Zoo community.

About the opportunity

You will lead the processing, analysing, and integrating public and newly generated genomic and epigenomic datasets. This will include developing sustainable integrated data science products, scaling up existing open-source software packages and developing new tools that empower DNA Zoo Australia to explore, analyse and interpret their comparative genomic data. The scale of the data to be analysed will require methodological work, algorithm development and technical development.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description: Download File PD - Research Associate - Bioinformatics 513037.pdf

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Sunday, 11 December 2022

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Associate Professor Parwinder Kaur on [email protected]

This position is open to international applicants.

Note: Any relocation and visa application will be the applicant’s responsibility.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

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