Position Details
Reference Number 15581
Position Title Bioinformatician
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time
Division Chief Operating Officer
Location Melbourne
Award Classification Award : Managers & Administrative Officers
Classification From: HS4 - Administrative Workers Grade 4
Classification To: HS4 - Administrative Workers Grade 4
Position Summary

Outstanding candidates are encouraged to apply for positions now open at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre – a place where our normal days are extraordinary; as are the people we care for.

 

Peter Mac is one of a handful of integrated cancer research, education and treatment centres in the world. Each day our team strives to provide the very best in cancer care, even better treatments and potential cancer cures for all people affected by cancer.

 

Globally, we are facing one of the most pivotal times in the pursuit of cancer cures, and Peter Mac stands at its forefront. Together, we aim to lead a new era of cancer prevention, care and discovery, supported by state-of-the-art facilities at our new home within the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre building.

 

Your role in our future.

 

The aim of this role is to provide bioinformatics support to the Pathology Department to develop a high-throughput diagnostic genomics assay for TMB/MSI assessment in cancer patients.

 

The role will involve designing the assay, interrogating public databases and manipulating large next generation sequencing (NGS) datasets in order to demonstrate the analytical validity of the assay.

 

Essential requirements for this position:

  • PhD or MSc or equivalent in Bioinformatics, Computer Science or Computational Biology;
  • Prior full-time work experience (1-5 years) in a Bioinformatics, Computer Science or Computational Biology role;
  • Experience in analyzing NGS data, such as whole genome, whole exome and RNA sequencing;
  • Excellent Python or R programming skills;
  • Solid experience with LINUX and shell;
  • An interest in clinical applications of NGS in cancer;
  • Excellent verbal communication, organizational and time management skills;
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.

For further information about this opportunity, please review the position description or contact us for a confidential discussion.

 

Peter Mac offers its employees the following benefits:

  • Salary Packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Central City Location
  • Training and Development Program
Selection Criteria Essential: PhD or MSc or equivalent in Bioinformatics, Computer Science or Computational Biology
Essential: Prior full-time work experience (1-5 years) in a Bioinformatics, Computer Science or Computational Biology role
Essential: Experience in analyzing NGS data, such as whole genome, whole exome and RNA sequencing
Essential: Excellent Python or R programming skills
Essential: Solid experience with LINUX and shell
Essential: An interest in clinical applications of NGS in cancer
Essential: Excellent verbal communication, organizational and time management skills
Essential: Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
Contact Person Andrew Fellowes
Contact Number 03 855 98401
Contact Email andrew.fellowes@petermac.org
Alternate Contact Person Roxane Legaie
Alternate Contact Number 855 98407
Alternate Contact Email roxane.legaie@petermac.org
Closing Date 23/07/2018
Position Description
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