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  • Postdoc position - Systems Biologist - The University of Western Australia

    Research Associate/Research Assistant PROFESSOR (REF: 3826)


    An outstanding opportunity to be involved in exciting genomics research projects in a world class research environment located in a city with exceptional quality of life.

    2 year appointment
    Salary: Level A $77,328 p.a.
    Salary range: Level B $81,400 - $96,663 p.a.
    Closing date: Friday, 20 January 2012

    Applications are invited from a highly motivated scientist to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment on genomics research projects with a dedicated team of bioinformaticists/mathematicians/statisticians who analyse the genomic, epigenomic, transcriptomic, proteomic and metabolomic data produced by ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology researchers. The wider aim of the Centre is to promote the understanding and uptake of modern systems approaches within biotech research and industry in WA, both in plant and animal sciences.

    The Research Associate will lead the data analysis for key research projects that aim to answer fundamental unresolved questions in plants concerning the regulation of gene expression via transcriptional and post-transcriptional mechanisms. The successful applicant will lead the analysis and interpretation of a variety of high-throughput RNA and DNA sequencing experiments performed in the Centre, including genome-wide profiling of transcript abundance, RNA processing events, Chip-Seq and RIP-Seq samples. A PhD in computational biology, molecular biology, or related disciplines is essential, and past experience in genomics and the computational analysis of next-generation RNA or DNA sequencing data would be an advantage. The position will involve tight collaboration with Centre of Excellent Plant Energy Biology researchers and close links to nearby supercomputing centres such as [email protected]

    For further information regarding the position please contact Professor Ian Small by email, [email protected].

    * PLEASE NOTE: The University will be closed from 12 noon Friday, 23 December 2011 until Wednesday, 4 January 2012 inclusive.

    Download the position description here.

    Application Details: The position description follows. Written applications quoting the reference number, personal contact details, qualifications and experience, along with contact details of three referees should be sent to Director, Human Resources, The University of Western Australia, M350, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009 or emailed to [email protected] by the closing date.

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