Bioinformatics Research Officer

Job No: GC201839
Location: Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW

The Garvan Institute of Medical Research is one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes, with over 600 scientists, students and support staff.  We pioneer study into the most widespread diseases affecting our community today, including cancer, neurodegenerative and mental diseases, disorders of the immune system, diabetes and obesity, osteoporosis and other skeletal disorders.

This opportunity is for a talented and motivated Bioinformatics Research Officer to join Garvan’s Personalised Cancer Therapeutics group within the Cancer division, expanding our work on pancreatic cancer genomics. Researchers with a strong background in bioinformatics and an interest in cancer biology are welcome to apply for this position.

We are seeking an experienced to senior level Postdoctoral Researcher in Bioinformatics to conduct research that seeks to identify the biological, genetic and molecular processes that control pancreatic cancer progression and chemoresistance. Specifically, this position will be responsible for leading the analysis of single-cell genetic and genomic datasets.

The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • PhD in bioinformatics or related field
  • Excellent computational background, especially in the management of large data sets in Unix/Linux environment
  • High proficiency in programming and scripting languages (e.g. C/C++, Java, Perl, Python)
  • A proven track record in publications, grants, software/tool development
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team are essential
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines

The Offer

The position is based at The Kinghorn Cancer Centre, a joint initiative of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and St. Vincent’s Hospital, located in inner city Darlinghurst.  The Kinghorn is rapidly developing expertise and a large capacity in cancer genomics and informatics, and will provide a supportive and exciting work environment. The Bioinformatics Research Officer will have an exciting opportunity to collaborate with the newly established Garvan Weizmann Centre for Cellular Genomics.

Garvan offers a friendly and professional work environment with state-of-the-art modern buildings and facilities, onsite cafe, social club, and is close to cafes and public transport. You will be rewarded with a competitive salary, above-market superannuation and attractive salary packaging options. This role is a full-time, one-year contract with opportunity for extension and flexible working options for the right candidate.

How to Apply

Please prepare your application and submit following the instructions below:

  • Cover letter addressing the selection criteria above
  • Your CV including 3 referees
  • Relevant academic transcripts/qualifications

All applications must be submitted via Garvan’s career website: 

Closing Date

We will be reviewing applications as we receive them, as such we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.  

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