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Research Officer x2

Advertiser: Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute3.9 out of 53.9 overall rating (9 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
8 Aug 2019
Location
Melbourne, CBD & Inner Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Science & Technology, Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Research Officer x2

  • Based in Melbourne
  • Full-time, 5-Year contract
  • Generous Salary Packaging options

About the Baker Institute
Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute is an independent, internationally renowned medical research facility.  Our work extends from the laboratory to wide-scale community studies with a focus on diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

About the Role
This is an exciting opportunity for two Research Officers to join our supportive and newly relocated Computational Biology and Clinical Informatics Laboratory

We focus on the development of new bioinformatics tools to improve human health and guide drug development. We straddle basic and translational research in a wide variety of diseases, including cardiovascular, genetic diseases, cancer and antimicrobial resistance.

Duties
In this role you will be expected to:

  • Collaborate with Baker Institute laboratories and support them with advice/expertise on experimental design, data processing, analysis, visualisation and interpretation.
  • Perform high quality research in genomics, bioinformatics or computational biology.
  • Develop or modify new analytical methodologies that would allow researchers to use cutting-edge tools for their research.
  • Contribute to preparing manuscripts for publication, technical reports and other research-related documents.
  • Participate in the planning and development of general goals for the research project.
  • Organise data for supporting new funding applications.
  • Perform critical literature reviews.
  • Proactive attendance at team meetings and all relevant seminars and staff meetings.

Skills and Experience
You will have:

Essential

  • Research or industry experience in at least one of the following areas: data science, software development, machine learning, computational biology, bioinformatics or biostatistics, with high level of experience in the statistical and computational analysis of large datasets.
  • A high level of interpersonal skills, which enable the appointee to liaise effectively with a wide range of people at a variety of levels internal and external to the Institute.
  • Application or development of machine learning and/or deep learning methods to biological and medical data.
  • Experience in application development for the web, both front-end and back-end and relational database development and management [Position 1].
  • Demonstrated ability to use Unix-based systems, HPC clusters, modern scripting/programming languages including Python and R [Position 2].
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high quality results and to meet deadlines without compromising close attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Proven capacity to work as a member of a team as well as individually without close supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to guide and contribute to high impact research publications.

Desirable

  • A PhD in a quantitative discipline (such as computer science, computational biology, bioinformatics or statistics) and/or science discipline (such as biochemistry, molecular biology or genetics/genomics) with substantial computational component.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to guide and mentor research students.
  • Well-developed time management skills, including the ability to negotiate priorities and manage conflicting demands for resources.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills, including the ability to manage a range of tasks with conflicting priorities.
  • A high level of independence and initiative, and demonstrated ability to consistently produce high quality results.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and comply with privacy requirements.

Benefits
Working at the Baker Institute offers flexibility, professional development, and the opportunity to contribute to a research centre of world renown. Benefits include generous salary packaging, an employee assistance program, and an active social club as well as modern offices and laboratories adjacent to the Alfred Hospital and walking distance to St Kilda Road, Chapel Street, and Fawkner Park.

Remuneration will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.

How to Apply
Applications should include a current resume with details of 3 professional referees quoting reference (DA01).  To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa.  For a position description or further information, please visit our website at: https://www.baker.edu.au/career. 

We will close this job ad as soon as we have enough applicants so please apply without delay.

The Baker Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome interest from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders for roles within the Institute. We value diversity, inclusivity, gender equity and we promote family friendly practises. We are a proud recipient of an inaugural Athena SWAN Bronze Award from Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE).

Contact details
David Ascher, Laboratory Head - Computational Biology and Clinical Informatics

Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute
03 8532 1111 or David.Ascher@baker.edu.au

 

Baker

About the Baker Institute
Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute is an independent, internationally renowned medical research facility.  Our work extends from the laboratory to wide-scale community studies with a focus on diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

About the Role
This is an exciting opportunity for two Research Officers to join our supportive and newly relocated Computational Biology and Clinical Informatics Laboratory

We focus on the development of new bioinformatics tools to improve human health and guide drug development. We straddle basic and translational research in a wide variety of diseases, including cardiovascular, genetic diseases, cancer and antimicrobial resistance.

Duties
In this role you will be expected to:

  • Collaborate with Baker Institute laboratories and support them with advice/expertise on experimental design, data processing, analysis, visualisation and interpretation.
  • Perform high quality research in genomics, bioinformatics or computational biology.
  • Develop or modify new analytical methodologies that would allow researchers to use cutting-edge tools for their research.
  • Contribute to preparing manuscripts for publication, technical reports and other research-related documents.
  • Participate in the planning and development of general goals for the research project.
  • Organise data for supporting new funding applications.
  • Perform critical literature reviews.
  • Proactive attendance at team meetings and all relevant seminars and staff meetings.

Skills and Experience
You will have:

Essential

  • Research or industry experience in at least one of the following areas: data science, software development, machine learning, computational biology, bioinformatics or biostatistics, with high level of experience in the statistical and computational analysis of large datasets.
  • A high level of interpersonal skills, which enable the appointee to liaise effectively with a wide range of people at a variety of levels internal and external to the Institute.
  • Application or development of machine learning and/or deep learning methods to biological and medical data.
  • Experience in application development for the web, both front-end and back-end and relational database development and management [Position 1].
  • Demonstrated ability to use Unix-based systems, HPC clusters, modern scripting/programming languages including Python and R [Position 2].
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high quality results and to meet deadlines without compromising close attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Proven capacity to work as a member of a team as well as individually without close supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to guide and contribute to high impact research publications.

Desirable

  • A PhD in a quantitative discipline (such as computer science, computational biology, bioinformatics or statistics) and/or science discipline (such as biochemistry, molecular biology or genetics/genomics) with substantial computational component.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to guide and mentor research students.
  • Well-developed time management skills, including the ability to negotiate priorities and manage conflicting demands for resources.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills, including the ability to manage a range of tasks with conflicting priorities.
  • A high level of independence and initiative, and demonstrated ability to consistently produce high quality results.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and comply with privacy requirements.

Benefits
Working at the Baker Institute offers flexibility, professional development, and the opportunity to contribute to a research centre of world renown. Benefits include generous salary packaging, an employee assistance program, and an active social club as well as modern offices and laboratories adjacent to the Alfred Hospital and walking distance to St Kilda Road, Chapel Street, and Fawkner Park.

Remuneration will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.

How to Apply
Applications should include a current resume with details of 3 professional referees quoting reference (DA01).  To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa.  For a position description or further information, please visit our website at: https://www.baker.edu.au/career. 

We will close this job ad as soon as we have enough applicants so please apply without delay.

The Baker Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome interest from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders for roles within the Institute. We value diversity, inclusivity, gender equity and we promote family friendly practises. We are a proud recipient of an inaugural Athena SWAN Bronze Award from Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE).

Contact details
David Ascher, Laboratory Head - Computational Biology and Clinical Informatics

Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute
03 8532 1111 or David.Ascher@baker.edu.au

 

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