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Gordon Smyth, 26 October 2016

Postdoctoral Bioinformatics Analyst

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI) is Australia's oldest medical research institute, and celebrated its centenary in 2015. For 100 years we have been making discoveries for humanity, improving the health of people in Australia and around the world.

An opportunity exists for a postdoctoral bioinformatics analyst (Research Officer) to join the Bioinformatics Support Unit in the Bioinformatics Division of The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI). The WEHI Bioinformatics Division is one of the largest bioinformatics research groups in Australia, with a reputation for developing statistical and computational methodology that has become widely used around the world. The Bioinformatics Support Unit is an initiative aimed at increasing the Division's capacity to support genomic research being conducted in the WEHI's biological research divisions.

The appointee will work with other members of the Support Unit, undertaking bioinformatics analyses of a wide variety of genomic data generated by research groups at the WEHI. The data analysed will especially include next generation sequencing data designed to profile gene expression patterns, gene regulatory mechanisms or DNA structure. The analyst will use advanced bioinformatics tools developed at the WEHI and elsewhere and will have access to high quality computing facilities. More information about the Division is available from:

This position would suit a PhD graduate in a relevant discipline such as statistics, mathematics, computer science, computational biology or genetics. The appointee will have strong programming and data analysis skills. Prior experience in genomic research is not essential, but the applicant must be highly motivated to work on problems in medical biology.

The positions will be for 2 years in the first instance. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. Up to 17% superannuation and attractive salary packaging options are available.

A position description including key selection criteria is available at http://bioinf.wehi.edu.au/folders/gordon/SuppUnitOct16_RO_PD.pdf

General enquiries should be directed to Professor Gordon Smyth (smyth@wehi.edu.au).

Written applications should be emailed in PDF format to jobapplications@wehi.edu.au quoting WEHI/MKSU in the subject line. Applications should include a cover letter, a document addressing each of the key selection criteria, a current resume and contact details of three referees.

Application closing date: Monday 14 November 2016

At the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute we strive to ensure our staff and students enjoy a great working environment. We value diversity and gender equity in our work force and promote flexible working arrangements for staff to balance working requirements and personal needs.


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