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Medical Research Data Scientist / Bioinformatician

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Job Listing Date
21 May 2018
Location
Sydney, Parramatta & Western Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Science & Technology, Mathematics, Statistics & Information Sciences

Medical Research Data Scientist / Bioinformatician

  • Make an important contribution to the health of children through medical research
  • Work with one of Australia’s most respected national and independent medical research institutes
  • Gain valuable experience in the not-for-profit sector

Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) was Australia’s first dedicated paediatric research facility and is now one of the world’s most highly regarded independent medical research centres.  Our research focuses on the areas of embryonic development and birth defects, cancer, neuroscience and gene therapy and we have a strong international reputation based on our research outcomes.  It is also home to the world-first proteomics project, ProCan, which is changing the way cancer is diagnosed and treated. CMRI’s research programs are supported by state of the art facilities and committed research and support staff. Our achievements are made possible by a loyal network of community supporters, highly engaged donors and the very successful Jeans for Genes® fundraising campaign. 

We are seeking a suitably qualified Data Scientist/Bioinformatician to join the Bioinformatics and Data Science Research Facility. This role will involve collaborating with medical researchers from the CMRI and collaborating institutions to develop and tailor computation tools, statistical and mathematical solutions around specific research questions. It will involve engaging in experimental design, building novel algorithms or using ‘best practices’ tools to transform experimental and clinical data into relevant knowledge that may lead to actionable novel research findings or improvements to clinical decision-making. The successful applicant will have opportunities to explore and interrogate a diverse range of data, some of which include: genomics, epi-genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, structural biology, cell imaging and clinically relevant data. Additionally, the successful applicant will reside closely with highly experienced medical research data scientists/bioinformaticians.  

Applicants should:

  • Have at least a MSc and/or PhD in Mathematics, Statistics, Bioinformatics, Software Engineering or Computer Science.
  • 3+ years’ experience working in a professional research capacity with a major focus on biological data analysis.
  • Essential skills and experience in:
    • creating, implementing bioinformatics pipelines/workflows on Linux and cloud-based computing platforms.
    • data manipulation and exploratory data analysis in either R, python or Matlab.
    • troubleshooting basic and common problems within Linux environment.
    • application programming and scripting.
    • mathematical modelling and a statistical analysis repertoire to deal with high-dimensional data.
  • Problem-solving skills and independent thinking.
  • Have high-level interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Desirable skills in:
    • the use of cutting-edge approaches for the analysis of high-dimensional and multi-omics data.

You will be provided with a competitive remuneration package in accordance with qualifications and experience. Additional benefits include the provision of a Public Benevolent Institution salary packaging scheme and participation in an employer-contributed superannuation fund.

Applications should include:

  1. A cover letter (citing PV1816) with statement of motivation and a detailed description of the qualifications described above,
  2. A curriculum vitae including a chronological list of publications
  3. Contact details (phone/email) of three professional referees

            and be forwarded to recruitment@cmri.org.au.

Closing date for applications is 25th June 2018.

Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) was Australia’s first dedicated paediatric research facility and is now one of the world’s most highly regarded independent medical research centres.  Our research focuses on the areas of embryonic development and birth defects, cancer, neuroscience and gene therapy and we have a strong international reputation based on our research outcomes.  It is also home to the world-first proteomics project, ProCan, which is changing the way cancer is diagnosed and treated. CMRI’s research programs are supported by state of the art facilities and committed research and support staff. Our achievements are made possible by a loyal network of community supporters, highly engaged donors and the very successful Jeans for Genes® fundraising campaign. 

We are seeking a suitably qualified Data Scientist/Bioinformatician to join the Bioinformatics and Data Science Research Facility. This role will involve collaborating with medical researchers from the CMRI and collaborating institutions to develop and tailor computation tools, statistical and mathematical solutions around specific research questions. It will involve engaging in experimental design, building novel algorithms or using ‘best practices’ tools to transform experimental and clinical data into relevant knowledge that may lead to actionable novel research findings or improvements to clinical decision-making. The successful applicant will have opportunities to explore and interrogate a diverse range of data, some of which include: genomics, epi-genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, structural biology, cell imaging and clinically relevant data. Additionally, the successful applicant will reside closely with highly experienced medical research data scientists/bioinformaticians.  

Applicants should:

  • Have at least a MSc and/or PhD in Mathematics, Statistics, Bioinformatics, Software Engineering or Computer Science.
  • 3+ years’ experience working in a professional research capacity with a major focus on biological data analysis.
  • Essential skills and experience in:
    • creating, implementing bioinformatics pipelines/workflows on Linux and cloud-based computing platforms.
    • data manipulation and exploratory data analysis in either R, python or Matlab.
    • troubleshooting basic and common problems within Linux environment.
    • application programming and scripting.
    • mathematical modelling and a statistical analysis repertoire to deal with high-dimensional data.
  • Problem-solving skills and independent thinking.
  • Have high-level interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Desirable skills in:
    • the use of cutting-edge approaches for the analysis of high-dimensional and multi-omics data.

You will be provided with a competitive remuneration package in accordance with qualifications and experience. Additional benefits include the provision of a Public Benevolent Institution salary packaging scheme and participation in an employer-contributed superannuation fund.

Applications should include:

  1. A cover letter (citing PV1816) with statement of motivation and a detailed description of the qualifications described above,
  2. A curriculum vitae including a chronological list of publications
  3. Contact details (phone/email) of three professional referees

            and be forwarded to recruitment@cmri.org.au.

Closing date for applications is 25th June 2018.

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