AI large-language models of single-cell data for cancer immunogenomics

Job no: 514185
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, Level B

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(Level B) $111,031 to $131,335 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Fixed term, full time position available for 24 months.

Develop AI-driven digital tissue models for precision oncology, harnessing a multidisciplinary approach to tailor immunotherapy across diverse demographic profiles.

The South Australian Immunogenomics Cancer Institute (SAiGENCI) is embarking on a ground-breaking project to create a digital tissue AI model for precision oncology. This role offers an exciting opportunity to be part of a multidisciplinary team that combines expertise in AI, bioinformatics, clinical oncology, and cancer immunology. As a key team member, you will contribute to advancing our understanding and implementation of immunotherapy tailored to demographic specificities such as age and sex. The role involves the development and refinement of AI-driven tissue models (e.g. large-language models) and the analysis of extensive single-cell data across a wide demographic spectrum.

This position will allow you to explore and develop new methodologies that integrate detailed cellular and molecular data to enhance the precision of established therapies and uncover new treatment avenues. We are looking for experienced individuals who are passionate about using their skills to make a tangible impact in medical research. You will be part of a team that values collaboration, innovation, and the pursuit of excellence. If you are driven to be at the cutting edge of technology and healthcare, we would like to hear from you.

Key responsibilities: Develop and apply advanced AI large-language models to analyse large-scale single-cell datasets; Contribute to the expansion and refinement of our large-scale single-cell database; and collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to advance the field of precision oncology.

To be successful you will need: 

Explicitly address each selection criteria

  • PhD in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, or a closely related field with a strong focus on machine learning and deep learning applications.
  • Demonstrable experience in developing and implementing deep learning tools, particularly in the context of large-language models.
  • Proficiency in programming languages commonly used in computational biology and data science, such as Python and R, with the ability to handle complex data analysis tasks. Please provide publicly available examples.
  • A strong record of research, evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals or presentations at significant conferences, particularly in areas related to AI, language modelling, computational biology, bioinformatics, or immunogenomics.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences contains one of Australia's largest concentrations of leading health researchers, teachers and clinical titleholders. It's comprised of eight schools and a number of specialist disciplines, institutes and centres, variously focused on world-class research, and training the next generation of: medical doctors; surgeons; dentists; nurses; psychiatrists; psychologists; and other health professionals.

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 18 July 2024.

The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Stefano Mangiola
Group Leader - SAiGENCI

You'll find a full position description and/or selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. 

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