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Research Scientist (Bioinformatics)

Advertiser: Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria3.75 out of 53.8 overall rating (4 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
13 Oct 2020
Location
Melbourne
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Science & Technology, Other

Research Scientist (Bioinformatics)

  • Opportunity to work at an iconic Victorian landmark
  • Fixed Task (3 years), full time position
  • South Yarra location

About our organisation

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is comprised of two significant sites: Melbourne Gardens, a world-renowned heritage landscape with a significant state-owned collection, much loved by Melburnians, and Cranbourne Gardens, a conservation and design site dedicated to Australian flora and fauna, including the internationally award-winning Australian Garden.  Together, the two sites provide extraordinary opportunities for community engagement and cultural expression, recreation, learning and participation, as well as Australian and Victorian tourism. The Gardens also plays an active role in promoting Melbourne as a resilient city, contributing to social cohesion and enhanced scientific literacy, toward our vision of a healthy planet and flourishing local community.

About the Role

The Research Scientist (Bioinformatics) is responsible for leading the development and implementation of a range of bioinformatics tools as relevant to the RBGV's lead role in the Genomics for Australian Plants (GAP) project. Essential for the position is the capacity to build and maintain high performance software and workflows, coordinate and collaborate in a national project, and develop relevant training materials for the research community. The incumbent will be a recognised authority on the analysis and organisation of genomic data, and its deployment in systematics and conservation research.

Key Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position you will have the following:

  •  A PhD in biological sciences
  • Postgraduate qualification in Bioinformatics (Masters preferred)
  • Demonstrated expertise in bioinformatics with competence to program R, Perl or Python in a Unix/Linux environment and experience analysing genomic datasets in a High Performance Computing environment
  • Demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of bioinformatics software, workflows and analyses in a successful research program
  • Experience in preparing grant proposals, and in developing training courses.

All other key selection criteria can be found in the position description which is located under the attachments heading on the Victorian Government Careers website.

To apply for this role, please visit the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria's website at http://www.rbg.vic.gov.au/about-us/job-opportunities or http://jobs.careers.vic.gov.au by Sunday 8 November 2020.

Enquiries can be directed by email to Frank Udovicic, Manager Research at recruitment@rbg.vic.gov.au.

To be considered for this position you must submit a recent resume along with a document responding to each of the Key Selection Criteria as stated in the position description.

Applications will only be accepted via the Victorian Government website.

Our organisation is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment.

  • Opportunity to work at an iconic Victorian landmark
  • Fixed Task (3 years), full time position
  • South Yarra location

About our organisation

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is comprised of two significant sites: Melbourne Gardens, a world-renowned heritage landscape with a significant state-owned collection, much loved by Melburnians, and Cranbourne Gardens, a conservation and design site dedicated to Australian flora and fauna, including the internationally award-winning Australian Garden.  Together, the two sites provide extraordinary opportunities for community engagement and cultural expression, recreation, learning and participation, as well as Australian and Victorian tourism. The Gardens also plays an active role in promoting Melbourne as a resilient city, contributing to social cohesion and enhanced scientific literacy, toward our vision of a healthy planet and flourishing local community.

About the Role

The Research Scientist (Bioinformatics) is responsible for leading the development and implementation of a range of bioinformatics tools as relevant to the RBGV's lead role in the Genomics for Australian Plants (GAP) project. Essential for the position is the capacity to build and maintain high performance software and workflows, coordinate and collaborate in a national project, and develop relevant training materials for the research community. The incumbent will be a recognised authority on the analysis and organisation of genomic data, and its deployment in systematics and conservation research.

Key Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position you will have the following:

  •  A PhD in biological sciences
  • Postgraduate qualification in Bioinformatics (Masters preferred)
  • Demonstrated expertise in bioinformatics with competence to program R, Perl or Python in a Unix/Linux environment and experience analysing genomic datasets in a High Performance Computing environment
  • Demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of bioinformatics software, workflows and analyses in a successful research program
  • Experience in preparing grant proposals, and in developing training courses.

All other key selection criteria can be found in the position description which is located under the attachments heading on the Victorian Government Careers website.

To apply for this role, please visit the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria's website at http://www.rbg.vic.gov.au/about-us/job-opportunities or http://jobs.careers.vic.gov.au by Sunday 8 November 2020.

Enquiries can be directed by email to Frank Udovicic, Manager Research at recruitment@rbg.vic.gov.au.

To be considered for this position you must submit a recent resume along with a document responding to each of the Key Selection Criteria as stated in the position description.

Applications will only be accepted via the Victorian Government website.

Our organisation is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment.

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