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NHMRC Postdoctoral Researcher

Apply now Job no: 496149
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Location: Adelaide
Categories: Faculty of Health Sciences, Level A, Level B

  • Prestigious international university
  • Wide range of employee benefits

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia's leading Group of Eight, research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world. Established in 1874, it is Australia's third oldest university with a strong reputation for preparing educated leaders and delivering research outcomes that contribute to local, national and global wellbeing.

University of Adelaide employees enjoy a range of benefits and favourable work conditions that include opportunities for career development and advancement. 

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is one of five faculties at the University of Adelaide. Comprised of five schools and a number of disciplines, research centres and institutes, the faculty is focused on education excellence and innovative research in the health sciences.

Programs taught out of the faculty train medical practitioners: surgeons, dentists, nurses and psychologists and other health professionals. The faculty boasts one of the largest concentrations of leading researchers, academic teachers and clinical titleholders working across the areas of health.

The Adelaide Medical School encompasses the disciplines of General Practice, Medical Sciences, Medical Specialties, Paediatrics and Reproductive Health, Rural Health and Surgical Specialties. It is one of five schools in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and is made up of academics, researchers and clinical titleholders.

The clinical components of the University's undergraduate medical program are taught through the school with activities at four major hospitals in the state. The school offers a vibrant, intellectual environment in which to work. 

The Australian Collaborative Cerebral Palsy Research Group are world leaders in the investigation of the contribution genetics is to the causation of Cerebral Palsy.  The Group is focused on uncovering the causes of Cerebral Palsy, particularly the genetic causes.  The Group has the largest repository of transcriptome, whole-genome and whole-exome sequencing data from people living with Cerebral Palsy in the world.

The Group is seeking to appoint a suitable qualified researcher to investigate the genetics of Cerebral Palsy.  This is a relatively unexplored aspect of Cerebral Palsy biology and will primarily involve analysis of massively parallel sequencing data for rare pathogenic variant discoveries but also gene association and variant burden analysis.

Salary: (Level A) $83,307 - $89,425 or (Level B) $94,135 - $111,788 per annum, dependent on experience.

Superannuation: An employer contribution of 17% may apply.

Term of position: This fixed-term contract is available immediately until 31/12/2018.

Position requirements

To be successful you should have:

  • PhD or nearing completion of PhD
  • Experience with analysis of massively parallel sequence data
  • Strong publishing record in the fields of bioinformatics, statistics or computer science
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Competency in the use of computer software

Please address and upload your responses to the selection criteria within the online application. If you have any queries regarding this position, please contact Dr Mark Corbett, Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation Fellow, telephone: 8161 6272 or email:

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Closing date: 29 April 2017

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

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