Job: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Bioinformatics
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• Be mentored by Australia’s finest scientific researchers at CSIRO

• Contribute to cutting-edge research with global impact

• Collaborate with our research partners at the Macquarie Motor Neurone Disease Research Centre

The position:

This is a great opportunity for you to undertake innovative research in clinical bioinformatics and statistical genetics with Australia’s premier researchers at CSIRO. As a Postdoctoral Fellow with CSIRO Health and Biosecurity, you will have a unique opportunity to translate your research into practice with impact on both Australian and international e-Health programmes.

The successful candidate for this role will be highly motivated, enthusiastic and ready to make a significant contribution to the genetics and genomics aspects of a recently funded NHMRC team grant. The Postdoctoral Fellow will work closely with researchers from CSIRO’s Transformational Bioinformatics Team as well as with research colleagues at the Macquarie Motor Neurone Disease Research Centre. The research aims to elucidate the genetic component of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as motor neurone disease (MND).

Make a hands-on contribution to solving the research challenges in processing raw data from large-cohort whole genome sequencing, DNA methylation and gene expression datasets. Develop methodologies using traditional high-performance compute parallelization strategies and novel BigData approaches (e.g. Spark) to clarify molecular function or support the genomic engineering of animal models. Liaise with other international contributors to Project MinE to coordinate analysis pipelines.

Sydney has a vibrant and cosmopolitan atmosphere and is one of the world’s most loved cities. With exquisite dining, unique cultural activities, spectacular sightseeing and a number of idyllic beaches within easy reach, Sydney is a green, global and connected city. The North Ryde Site is well located and has a family friendly work environment. Child-care facilities are on site and CSIRO offers the option of salary-sacrificing child-care fees. The role provides excellent career development via our structured postdoctoral program, as well as professional support including ‘Women in Science’ activities and opportunities to collaborate with World-leading MND researchers.

We are looking to fill this role and get you settled in as soon as possible, so be sure to click on the “Position Details” link when you get to the CSIRO Careers site to see specific duties and selection criteria. Apply today!

Location: North Ryde (Sydney) New South Wales

Salary: AU $78K to AU $88K plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: 3 year term

Ref No.: 24162

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Owing to terms of the fellowship, candidates must not have more than 3 years of relevant Postdoctoral experience.

Please follow the direct link to the advertisement on the CSIRO Careers page ( and apply by uploading one document which incorporates the latest version of your CV plus a covering letter outlining your motivations for applying and your suitability for the role (uploaded under “Resume/Cover Letter”).

Applications close Sunday 14 August, 2016 (11:59pm AEST)

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