Closing date: 14/04/2022
Apply here (plus further information): https://petermac.mercury.com.au/ViewPosition.aspx?id=EgxxdLSXvwU=&jbc=ere
The position requires a full-time Bioinformatician within the lab of Dr Shom Goel, a physician-scientist at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. The Goel lab at the Peter Mac is devoted to conducting basic and translational research that improves outcomes for patients with breast cancer. The specific interests of the lab are cell cycle biology in cancer (with a focus on therapy-induced senescence), cancer epigenetics, cancer cell death, and tumour immunology. The lab relies heavily on novel transgenic mouse models of breast cancer, coupled with an intensive in vitro program and frequent interactions with breast cancer clinicians. There is a strong emphasis on translating results from the laboratory bench to the patient bedside. Examples of recent work conducted by Dr Goel that exemplify the efforts of the lab can be found in the publications: Watt AC et al 2021 Nature Cancer, Goel et al 2017 Nature and Goel et al 2016 Cancer Cell. Importantly, Dr Goel has recently been awarded the $8 million Snow Fellowship, which provides the lab with a secure platform to address major challenges in the cell cycle and senescence fields.
The successful applicant will be a highly skilled and motivated bioinformatician. They will be proficient in shell scripting and R and will play a key role in analysing RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq and Cut&Tag data. This includes alignment of raw fastq files, QC, differential analysis, generating plots and integrative analysis of the different datasets. Critically important to this position are analysis reproducibility, documentation of all codes, and data/file organisation. This includes writing scripts to automate, and usage of Rmarkdown/Rnotebook. Ability to use Git version control is desirable.
Exceptional communication skills, time management skills, and attention to detail are a must. Technical precision whilst carrying out experiments is also critical. The candidate should also have a strong interest in pursuing a long-term career in cancer research.
For further information about this opportunity, please review the position description or contact us for a confidential discussion.
For interested candidates:
As per the application, candidates may have to disclose if they have undergone policecheck in last one year and if candidates are willing to undergo police check before appointment. (Refer to last page of application).