Position Details
Reference Number 13186
Position Title Bioinformatics Research Officer/Computational Biologist
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time
Division Research
Location Melbourne
Award Classification Award : Research Technology (Allied Health Professionals)
Classification From: 1RA6 - RESRCH ASST LV A YR6
Classification To: 1RA10 - RESRCH ASST LV AYR10
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. 

 

We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated bioinformatics researcher who will contribute to an exciting research study involving the genomic analysis of neuroendocrine tumours (NET). NET is a heterogeneous collection of tumours with a complex genetic makeup that often display unpredictable clinical behaviour.

 

As leaders of a new international research study we aim to identify the genetic determinants of NET including associations with clinical outcome, response to therapy and functional imaging properties. The research will involve high-level bioinformatics analysis of a large series of tumour samples involving engagement with an international consortium and employing a range of genomic methods including whole genome DNA sequencing, RNA-sequencing, DNA methylation and proteomic analysis.

 

Candidates who wish to apply for this position MUST:

  • Have a PhD or Masters degree in a relevant field OR a bachelors degree and at least three years experience in a quantitative discipline such as mathematics, statistics, physics or computer science
  • Have >2 years experience in the application of bioinformatics to genomics data.
  • Have excellent skills in R and Unix programming
  • Possess excellent organization, communication, reporting and time management skills

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 Masters degree in a relevant field OR a bachelors degree and at least three years experience in a quantitative discipline such as mathematics, statistics, physics or computer science
Essential: Two or more years experience in the application of bioinformatics to genomics data
Essential: Have excellent skills in R and Unix programming
Essential: Possess excellent organization, communication, reporting and time management skills.
Essential: Have Australian residency or a current valid working visa permit
Desirable: Experience in cancer research or other complex diseases
Desirable: Prior experience in the analysis of whole genome DNA sequencing, RNA-sequencing and/or proteomic data is also desirable
Contact Person Richard Tothill
Contact Number 03 85595712
Closing Date 03/07/2017
Position Description
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