Postdoctoral Scientist: Microbiome Computational Biology (CIIID)

The opportunity exists to join the Microbiota and Systems Biology Laboratory as a Postdoctoral Scientist. This role will focus on developing and applying cutting-edge microbiome computational analysis approaches to complement existing bacterial culturing and genomics technologies within the laboratory. The position will involve investigation, analysis of large high-throughput metagenomics and transcriptomic research and clinical datasets and provide the opportunity for close interactions with laboratory based research scientists and clinical scientists. In this role, you will also assist in student supervision and core bioinformatics collaborations.

Essential Skills

  • An PhD in Biology, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or Computer Science
  • Demonstrated skills in Python and/or R programming
  • Expertise in Linux/Unix operating systems
  • Proven ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail

Ideal Skills

  • Knowledge of bacterial genomics, metagenomics and transcriptomic analysis methods and algorithms
  • Demonstrated expertise in the analysis of next generation sequencing datasets
  • Experience in the analysis and interpretation of large datasets and delivering complex projects to completion.
  • Demonstrated experience in software development, documentation and code management
  • Skills in the use of relational databases
  • Experience in cloud computing environments
  • Detailed knowledge of biologically relevant statistics and machine learning

The postdoctoral position will be for 3 years, with the possibility of extension subject to performance.  A generous remuneration package is available at a level subject to qualifications and experience. International applicants are welcome to apply.

The successful applicant would be expected to interact with members of the Microbiota and Systems Biology Laboratory, other bioinformaticians in the Centre for Innate Immunity and Infectious Disease and the Monash e-Research and Bioinformatics Core Facilities.

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Applications | Please apply via SEEK with a copy of your CV and cover letter outlining your skills and experiences

Closing date | Wednesday, 2 October 2019 at 5pm

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview 

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