Bioinformatics Research Officer / Assistant

Updated: 7 months ago
Location: Camperdown, NEW SOUTH WALES
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 21 May 2023

9 May 2023
Job Information

Research Field

Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

21 May 2023 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description
  • Full time, 12 month fixed term contract with the possibility of extension contingent on funding
  • A fantastic opportunity to perform data analysis to support the School of Mathematics & Statistics, located on Camperdown Campus
  • Base Salary HEO5/6, $79,717 - $98,796 p.a. + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The School of Mathematics and Statistics are welcoming applications for a Bioinformatics Research Officer/Assistant to join their team in helping extract meaningful insights from highly multiplexed single cell resolution datasets.

The incumbent will be expected to collaborate on projects spanning multiple diseases including multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular disease, cancer, organ transplant and infectious disease. We also work with various high-throughput technologies including single-cell RNA-Seq, CyTOF and imaging mass cytometry.

The successful applicant will be a member of the Bioinformatics Cluster in the Sydney Precision Data Science Centre , a research collective positioned at the interface of biomedical and data science. In addition, they will also be affiliated and work across the Westmead Institute for Medical Research as well.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • perform bioinformatics data analysis on a range of collaborative projects
  • interact with collaborators across the country and internationally to communicate results
  • document and share analytical strategies to support reproducible research and contribute to the maintenance and development of various software packages
  • track progress and timelines of interdisciplinary projects within the group to ensure their timely completion.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for Bioinformatics Research Officer/Assistant who has:

  • an undergraduate degree in statistics, bioinformatics, data science or relevant discipline
  • demonstrated ability to conduct research / scholarly activities under limited supervision and as part of a multidisciplinary research team
  • strong general IT skills, including familiarity with Linux/Unix environments and HPC server
  • experience with the analysis of large biomedical data sets coupled with R package programming and development (highly regarded)
  • ability to assist researchers from other disciplines as well as work with PhD students within the bioinformatics research group (highly regarded).

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Sponsorship / work rights forAustralia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People , women , people living with a disability , people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds , and those who identify as LGBTIQ . We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

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Applications Close

Sunday 21 May 2023 11:59 PM

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Camperdown, Australia

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