Job:Bioinformatics PhD Studentship Available at Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand
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We are seeking an enthusiastic student to join the group as a PhD student. The prospective student will have the chance to work in a fast-growing interdisciplinary field on the interface of biology and computer science.

The group’s research interests focus on transcriptional regulatory processes and their influence on disease states. As a student you will learn about the newest computational and statistical means to analyse biological and biomedical data from next-gen sequencing and other technologies. There are a variety of projects available, please see the lab website for examples of the work we do. However, students with their own research projects are also encouraged to contact me to assess if they fit the research profile of the lab.

The ideal candidate would have experience in at least one programming language, database design, and statistics. Biological background knowledge is also desirable. Applicants must have a BSc(Hons) or MSc degree in a relevant discipline and the willingness to learn and apply new techniques and work in a team. Both local and international students are encouraged to apply.

The studentship covers all university fees and includes an annual tax-exempt stipend of NZ$25,000 for three years.

Sebastian Schmeier recently joined Massey University and started his own research group in Auckland, New Zealand, a city regularly ranked one of the most liveable in the world. This is your chance to experience the amazing Auckland lifestyle and the excitement of joining a young new science team, while staying connected to world-class scientific networks.

To apply for the position, please send a cover letter stating your interest in the position and why you think you would be a good candidate, a Curriculum Vitae, a copy of your academic transcript, and the names of two referees. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Enquiries and applications to Dr. Sebastian Schmeier (

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