Position Details
Reference Number 13065
Position Title Postdoctoral Bioinformatician
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.


Postdoctoral Bioinformatician - Cancer Research Division

Applications are invited for a new research position based within the Cancer Genetics and Genomics laboratory (Bowtell laboratory) of the Research Division at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. The Bowtell lab is a leading Australian human cancer genomics group and a major contributor to ovarian cancer research internationally. This project focuses on understanding the genomic landscape of high-grade serous ovarian cancer and how mutations lead to treatment response and resistance. This work has direct clinical application, and the Bowtell lab has a strong reputation for translational findings in ovarian cancer.


The position will involve the analysis of large-scale genomic data through the application of best-practice bioinformatics workflows and the development of innovative methods as required. The position will require a highly motivated and skilled bioinformatician or computational biologist with expertise in the analysis of cancer whole genome sequencing and RNAseq data, integration of genome-wide datasets, competency in programming languages R and/or Python/Perl and experience with working on a high performance-computing cluster. The individual will collaborate very closely with cancer cell and molecular biologists within the Bowtell laboratory to work on joint initiatives but will also be responsible for driving their own specified biological projects. The position is in a research environment that includes a large and interactive group of bioinformaticians and computational biologists in the Bioinformatics Core Facility.


This position will be initially offered for a fixed term duration of 12 months with the possible opportunity to extend. Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


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: A PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, or a quantitative discipline (e.g. computer science, mathematics, or statistics) with very good biology knowledge
Essential: Demonstrated experience in the analysis of Illumina next-generation sequencing data, DNA copy number and RNA sequencing analysis methods
Essential: Excellent knowledge of R language and tools available from the bioconductor project for high throughput genomic data analysis
Contact Person Liz Christie
Contact Number 85596505
Contact Email elizabeth.christie@petermac.org
Closing Date 19/05/2017
Position Description
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