Research Fellow in Genomics/Computational Biology

Updated: 8 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 07 Apr 2020

Research Fellow in Genomics/Computational Biology

Job No.: 605432        

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 2-year Fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $69,401 - $94,190 pa Level A  (plus 9.5% employer superannuation)/$99,147 - $117,738 pa Level B (plus 17% Employer Superannuation)

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

Monash University strongly advocates diversity & inclusion, equality, fairness and openness . We fully support the gender equity principles of the Athena SWAN Charter and invite you to join us in celebrating women in STEMM .

The Opportunity

A postdoctoral position is available, to join the Gastrointestinal Genetics Research Group directed by Prof Mauro D’Amato at the School of Biological Sciences , Monash University. Our team combines genomic, computational and pre-clinical expertise to elucidate the pathogenetic mechanisms predisposing to gastrointestinal (GI) disease. The druggable genome, nutrigenetics and host (genome) - microbiota interactions are also new research lines within the group. We take advantage of an extremely vast network of international collaboration with academic, clinical and pharma partners world-wide; the ultimate goal of our studies is their translational application for therapeutic precision in gastroenterology.

The candidate's responsibilities:

We are seeking a bioinformatician/computational biologist for large-scale genomics-focused projects on the genetic causes of irritable bowel syndrome, microscopic colitis and other GI conditions. The successful candidate will be mainly responsible for project(s) involving large-scale data analysis (genomics, (epi)genetics, transcriptomics, metagenomics etc), the interpretation of results and their communication in scientific journals and at international meetings.

The candidate's attributes:

  • PhD in computer science, bioinformatics, biostatistics, genetics, biology or related field, with experience in analysis of large datasets (previous experience of working with large-scale biobank data is considered a special merit)
  • Experienced user of R/Bioconductor, Python and programming languages. Unix environment and high-performance computing clusters
  • Demonstrated knowledge of bioinformatic and computational approaches to the study of human genetic diseases, and good understanding of the “biology” behind scientific questions
  • Computational skills associated with genome-wide analyses (GWAS, EWAS, NGS, miRNA, transcriptomics, metagenomics etc), multivariate analyses, meta-analyses
  • Additional background in mathematics, statistics, and machine learning is a plus
  • Team-work attitude, impeccable organisational skills, and previous participation in international research activities/projects/publications
  • Excellent spoken and written English

What we offer?

  • With a diverse and supportive workforce, we also offer employment benefits  such as salary packaging, staff development opportunities and on-site services such as gym, childcare, health service, etc.
  • The Monash Club  provides a vibrant, social, multi-purpose place to relax, meet, dine and/or work. We have a wide range of initiatives to support environmental sustainability , with a target to become carbon neutral by 2030.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

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To apply for this role, please send your application with a cover letter addressing your motivation to apply for this role along with responses to the Key Selection Criteria (listed in the position description) and your most recent resume. Please refer to  "How to apply for Monash Jobs ".


Professor Mauro D’Amato,   

Position Description

Research Fellow Level A

Research Fellow Level B

Closing Date

Tuesday 7 April 2020, 11:55 pm AEST


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