Neurogenetics Bioinformatician

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: North Sydney, NEW SOUTH WALES
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 11 Mar 2024

27 Feb 2024
Job Information

Research Field

Medical sciences
Computer science
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

11 Mar 2024 - 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, fixed term until 31 December 2024
  • Opportunity for a Bioinformatician to join the School of Medical Sciences in the area of Neurogenetics
  • Base Salary starting from $105,350 - 118,390 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The School of Medical Sciences is recognised as one of the leading centres for medical science education in the world. With over 100 years of excellence in education, we are proud to be training the next generation of medical scientists who will be leading members of the medical research community with an innovative integrated curriculum. Our team of researchers lead key internationally competitive research from molecules to medicines, from patient to policy across a range of therapeutic areas.

As a Research Fellow, you will work as part of an established multidisciplinary program to develop genome sequencing analysis resources and analyse genome sequencing from Parkinson's disease patient-derived cell lines undergoing de-differentiation and re-differentiation into neural cell types.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • lead data processing, alignment and analysis using the cloud-based Illumina Connected Analytics platform
  • contribute to the development of an analytical platform for genome sequencing from neurological patient-derived cell lines
  • prepare data for presentation, reporting and publishing
  • oversee protocol development, documentation and sharing
  • adhere to university policies and practices that ensure a safe and harmonious work environment
  • attend meetings, respond to emails and contribute to collegial discussion with other academics and industry representatives engaged in the project
  • undertake other duties and contribute to other projects as required and appropriate for the classification level.

About you

  • PhD in computer science/bioinformatics/data science
  • proven experience conducting original research and engaging in scholarly activity
  • proven capability in bioinformatics and genome data analysis
  • evidence of working in a team under direction and collaboration with external academic and industry groups
  • skills in variant analysis, pipeline development, large dataset analysis, QC and validation and troubleshooting would be ideal
  • a developing or established research profile evidenced by original, high-quality and independent research in the discipline or area of expertise.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions , which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

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.

How to apply

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Ajaypal Singh at [email protected]

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Applications Close

Monday 11 March 2024 11:59 PM

Additional Information
Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
North Sydney
Postal Code
St Leonards

Where to apply


North Sydney


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