Postdoctoral position in bioinformatics & computational biology at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne

Postdoctoral Scientist (Bioinformatics & Computational Biology)

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.

Your role in our future.

An excellent opportunity is available for a highly motivated and skilled bioinformatician or computational biologist to work on prostate cancer genomics within the Research Division at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. The role will involve analysis of DNA and RNA sequencing data to investigate the drivers of metastasis and therapy failure in prostate cancer.

Suitable applicants will have a PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Statistics, Computer Science, Genetics or related discipline. Additional requirements include expertise in genomics, statistics and the analysis of next generation sequencing data, advanced skills in at least one of R, Python or Perl and experience working on high performance computing clusters.

The research environment will be highly collaborative, with regular interactions with cancer biologists from the Prostate Cancer Research Laboratory and bioinformaticians from the Computational Cancer Biology Program and the Bioinformatics Core Facility. The candidate will work on joint initiatives but will also be responsible for driving own specified projects.

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: PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Statistics, Computer Science, Genetics or equivalent
  • Essential: Experience in the analysis of next-generation sequencing data
  • Essential: Detailed knowledge of at least one of Python, Perl and R
  • Essential: Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
  • Desirable: Use of high-performance computing clusters
  • Desirable: Knowledge of cancer biology, genetics and/or genomics
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