Advancing Epigenetics Towards Systems Biology

Senior Research Assistant (Computational Biology) position, BDI, Melbourne

Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Description

BDI Monash University is one of the largest and most successful biomedical research institutes in Australia. The BDI brings together more than 100 teams in a highly interactive environment, with access to truly world-class infrastructures.
Our laboratory research interest focuses on how transcription factors (TFs) and epigenetic regulators, along with small RNAs and long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) regulate gene expression programs in ES cells, neural stem cells and differentiated cells under normal and pathological conditions, such as, cancers and neurodegenerative diseases. We use various experimental approaches including - Cell and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, CRISPRs, CRISPRs screens, ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, WGS, ATAC-seq, RRBS, ChIA-PET, 3C, 4C, Hi-C, proteomics and bioinformatics.
Research details here.

Job description:
Job No. 557456
Faculty / Portfolio: Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
School of Biomedical Sciences
Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology
Location: Clayton campus
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: Three year fixed-term appointment
Remuneration: $82,645 - $90,646 pa HEW Level 07 (plus 17% employer superannuation)
Education/Qualifications requirement:
A PhD in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics would be desirable with significant research experience in the field of Bioinformatics, Computational biology, Genomics and Epigenetics

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Excellent knowledge and hands on experience in NGS data, particularly- ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, WGS, ATACseq, HiC and ChiA-PET, SNPs and related genomics datasets
  • Able to work independently and in teams
  • Candidates should have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • High-level of project management skills with a record of successfully coordinating and/or supporting projects
  • Planning and organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise multiple tasks and set and meet deadlines
  • Ready to handle creative and challenging assignments
  • Willing to learn machine or deep learning, developing new bioinformatics tools
  • A demonstrated awareness of the principles of confidentiality, privacy and information handling

Qualifications

A PhD in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics would be desirable with significant research experience in the field of Bioinformatics, Computational biology, Genomics and Epigenetics

Salary

$82,645 - $90,646 pa HEW Level 07 (plus 17% employer superannuation)

Application details

If you are interested, please send a cover letter, CV and contact information for 3 references via email to me-Dr. Partha Pratim Das. PhD (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) OR
apply through this link:
http://careers.pageuppeople.com/513/cw/en/job/557456/senior-research-assistant-computational-biology

Starting date: 1st May 2017
Closing Date: Sunday 28 May 2017, 11:55pm AEDT