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Research Assistant (Bioinformatics & Computational Biology)

Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Job Posted: 25/09/2017

Job Category:

Science & Technology / Mathematical / Statistical

Job description:

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.

The Cancer Epigenetics Laboratory and the Molecular Biomarkers & Translational Genomics laboratory are currently seeking a full time Research Assistant for a 1 year fixed term position, with the opportunity for future extension. This position will involve working closely with members of the two groups to provide bioinformatics support.

The position requires a highly motivated and organised scientist capable of working in an independent manner within an existing team.

Further to this it is essential that the individual can communicate effectively at all levels and work collaboratively with colleagues.

The successful candidate will have a B.Sc. (or equivalent research experience) in bioinformatics, computational biology and statistics. Outstanding organisational and record keeping skills, ability to conduct independent research, high quality written and oral communication skills and ability to work with independence and collaboratively as part of a team are essential. Previous experience in the analysis of next-generation sequencing data is highly desirable.

The position will be in a research environment that includes a large and interactive group of bioinformaticians and computational biologists in the Computational Cancer Biology Program and the Bioinformatics Core Facility. The position will be initially for a fixed term of 12 months with the 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

NOTE: Applications will only be accepted when submitted through the online recruitment system, please do not forward your application via email.