Research Associate - Bioinformatics

University of Technology Sydney
Sydney, Australia
$80,539 to $98,091
Mar 28, 2021
Apr 14, 2021
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The UTS Climate Change Cluster (C3) is looking to appoint a Research Associate to work with researchers and students to build bioinformatics research capacity and to contribute to a range of research projects across the Climate Change Cluster (C3), playing a contributing role in developing UTS' research in the fields of Biotechnology and Biosystems, Future Reefs, Ocean Microbiology, Productive Coasts to achieve and maintain national leadership and international recognition.

Detailed Description

About the role

This position supports the UTS research strength called the Climate Change Cluster (C3) located within the Faculty of Science. C3 is made up of 4 academic research programs that each comprise a team of researchers, as well as a small group of research integrators who work across all research teams and a team of administrative and technical professional staff. In total C3 comprises about 90 research staff, including students, and is expected to grow with the increasing research performance expectations of senior management.

About you

You will provide expertise in bioinformatics to a range of existing and future research projects in the many and diverse research fields in the Climate Change Cluster, currently ranging from biotic and abiotic stress responses in corals, to microalgal diversity, plant and microbial genomics and transcriptomics.

You will also have:
  • Demonstrated expertise in analysing amplicon sequencing, metagenomic, metatranscriptomic, genomic and transcriptomic data with algae, coral and/or bacteria
  • Skills in the application of suitable statistical analysis techniques for analysing and interpreting genomic data
  • A PhD in a relevant area of environmental bioinformatics, biostatistics, molecular genetics or very closely related field
  • Demonstrated experience in publication of research findings in international journals with an excellent publication record commensurate with career stage