41314 Bioinformatician - Plant & Food Research

Updated: 25 days ago
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline: 03 Feb 2021

Lincoln, Te Puke, Nelson Research Centre

Vacancy 41314

About us

Plant & Food Research (PFR) is a vibrant organisation conducting research that adds value to New Zealand's horticulture and seafood industries. Our approximately 1,000 employees, spread across 14 New Zealand locations, are proud of the way our science and commercialisation supports the production of top quality, sustainably-produced foods and high-value products that earn a premium in international markets and benefit human wellbeing.

What you will be doing

We have an opportunity for a Bioinformatician to join our Molecular and Digital Breeding Group to support the application and development of Bioinformatics, Data Science, and Informatics Technologies solutions which can be applied to plant and fish breeding, commercial projects, and fundamental research for biological knowledge generation.  Using your broad knowledge of Bioinformatics you will provide effective analysis and support to a diverse range of research employees.  You will lead data-driven large scale computational analysis, including the application of statistical methods to large data sets derived from multiple sources.

What you will need

To be successful in this role, you will be proficient in programming languages such as Python, R, or Bash, and have sound expertise in statistical application to genomic data.  You will be consultative by nature, be a collaborative team member, with excellent written and verbal communication skills as you will be working with a diverse range of people across the organisation.  You will thrive on working in an environment where you can utilize your analytical skills.

This is a permanent fulltime position, which could be located at our Lincoln, Te Puke, or Nelson Research Centre, dependent upon the successful applicant.

What you will get

The opportunity to work within a friendly, team based environment that encourages and supports work-life balance, and to contribute to exiting projects with an organisation who has an excellent reputation for its science and for being a great place to work!

At PFR, we encourage and support career development, and offer excellent employee benefits including generous leave provisions and employer contribution to superannuation, and subsidised health insurance.


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