<p>CSIRO Plant Industry Bioinformatics Team</p>
CSIRO Plant Industry is a world-leader in wheat genomics research and
has developed several highly informative genetic populations. These
populations are designed to provide new insights into the genetic
control of important cereal phenotypes relevant to food security and
resilience to climate change.
In this role you will join the CSIRO Plant Industry Bioinformatics Team
and contribute to existing efforts to develop novel analytical methods
to analyse high-throughput genomics data towards the identification of
molecular candidates integral to the control of important biological
traits. In particular, you will lead method development in the highly
active area of cereal functional genomics.
The research will utilise cutting-edge genomics approaches such as
next-generation DNA and RNA sequencing approaches and whole-genome
genetic polymorphism detection platforms. You will access international
collaborations and participate in a highly collaborative and
multidisciplinary bioinformatics and genomics research community in CSIRO.
Specifically you will:
Design and conduct research in analysis of genetic variation in
large DNA and RNA sequencing datasets generated in cereal populations
Assess the utility of developed methods through application to
several collaborative research projects in cereal genomics within CSIRO
Actively engage in the cereal functional genomics community within
CSIRO, nationally and internationally
Present results in a meaningful format and write scientific papers
Location: Canberra, Australia
Salary: $78K to $85K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Ref no: ACT12/03842
Tenure: 36 month specified term
To be successful you will have:
A PhD, or will shortly satisfy requirements for a PhD, in
biostatistics, information science, statistical genetics or bioinformatics
Owing to the terms of the fellowship, candidates must not have more
than 3 years relevant Post-Doctoral experience.
Demonstrated capability to conduct innovative research in
bioinformatics and to develop independent research projects in genomics
Demonstrated ability to achieve results
High proficiency in computational scripting or programming and
Demonstrated participation in multidisciplinary collaborations
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About Bioinformatics team: The Plant Industry Bioinformatics Team is a
small, energetic team within Plant Industry. The role of the
bioinformatics team is to develop internationally competitive
bioinformatics research and support to address the analytical and
computational challenges presented by modern genomics research. The
current interests of the group lie in the analysis of high-throughput
genomics and functional genomics data, including microarray expression
profiling, tiling arrays and next-generation sequencing. The
Bioinformatics Team assists internationally competitive plant research
projects in the areas of genomics, epigenomics and transcriptomics.
Position Description ACT12/03482 - Bioinformatics OCE postdoctoral fellow