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University Research Fellow

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Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Location: Adelaide
Categories: Faculty of Sciences, Level A, Level B

  • Prestigious international university
  • Wide range of employee benefits
  • Exciting fixed term opportunities for bioinformatics researchers

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 Sciences is one of five faculties at the University of Adelaide. As the first university in Australia to grant degrees in science (1882), science has long been at the cornerstone of the institution and this continues today. As a research and education leader in fields such as agriculture, food & wine, animal & veterinary sciences, biological sciences, and physical sciences, the Faculty offers an exciting and innovative work environment.

The School of Biological Sciences is one of four schools in the Faculty of Sciences. Located at the University's North Terrace campus, the school consists of approximately 600 people including research, teaching and professional staff, and students in honours and research. The school was formed in 2015 to coordinate and consolidate the University's cutting edge and world-class research and teaching in Ecology & Environmental Science; Genetics & Evolution; and Molecular & Cellular Biology.

We are seeking two motivated and experience bioinformaticians to develop bioinformatics research and support capabilities.  As part of The University of Adelaide Bioinformatics Hub you will work with staff and students in a cross-faculty and interdisciplinary manner supporting research groups to analyse and interpret large-scale biological datasets, as well as develop and publish novel analytic or computational techniques.

The positions will have responsibility for maintaining productive collaborations and interactions with research staff, providing guidance and support for staff and students working on projects across the Robinson Research Institute, the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, the School of Agriculture Food & Wine, the School of Biological Sciences and SAHMRI, as relevant for each position. Additionally, the roles will implement computational biology teaching activities (running training workshops, providing documentation etc.) and help develop bioinformatics research infrastructure such as high-performance computing and structured datasets. Activities of the Bioinformatics Hub typically involve transcriptomic profiling and differential gene expression, biological network construction, genome-wide association studies, variant calling, methylomic analysis, population genomics and phylogenetic reconstruction, genome assembly and metagenomics.

Please make clear in your application (response to selection criteria), which position is your preference, if any.

University Research Fellow (Level B) 

The successful incumbent will be expected to work closely with staff and students across The University, with a key focus on the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine (AFW) based at the Waite Campus.

Salary: Level B ($96,135 to $113,788) per annum.

Superannuation: An employer contribution of 9.5% applies.

Term of position: This fixed-term contract is available immediately until 30 June 2020.

Please address and upload your responses to the selection criteria within the online application. If you have any queries regarding this position, please contact Mr Stephen Pederson, University Research Associate (Bioinformatics Hub Coordinator), email: stephen.pederson@adelaide.edu.au.

 

University Research Fellow (Level B) / University Postdoctoral Fellow (Level A)

This position will be working primarily within the Adelaide BioMed City Precinct (ABMC), which includes The University of Adelaide’s Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (AHMS), the Robinson Research Institute (RRI) and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI).

Salary: Level A ($67,894 to $91,425) or Level B: ($96,135 to $113,788) per annum, commensurate with experience.

Superannuation: An employer contribution of 9.5% applies.

Term of position: This fixed-term contract is available immediately until 30 June 2020.

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 Jimmy Breen, University Senior Research Fellow, email: jimmy.breen@adelaide.edu.au.

Please note if the selection criteria link is not appearing, you will need to view on another device.

Download File rec-selection-criteria-form - University Research Fellow.pdf

Download File rec-selection-criteria-form - University Research Fellow - University Postdoctoral Fellow.pdf

Closing date: 9am Friday,  3 August 2018 ACST

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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