Postdoc Position – Bioinformatics
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We are seeking an innovative and enthusiastic bioinformatician to work with a team of researchers headed by Doctor Ulf Schmitz, in the areas of transcriptomics, RNA biology and cancer. Building on the recent discoveries we are currently investigating the roles of alternative splicing and microRNA-mediated gene regulation in diverse human and mouse cells and tissues.

We are also expanding our study to define the interplay between aberrant epigenetic modifications that contribute to splicing abnormalities relevant to cancers. We are committed to support and mentor young investigators to become group leaders in the future.

Your main role will be to conduct bioinformatics analyses in collaboration with a team of wet lab researchers for a fixed term, while participating in the activities of Centenary.

We are looking for exceptional candidates with:

  • A recent PhD (preferably within the last 1-2 years) or about to be awarded a PhD in the relevant areas of computational biology/ bioinformatics, however more experience investigators will also be considered;
  • Extensive experience in NGS data analysis, pipeline development and algorithm implementation/development;
  • Solid research experience, including first author publications in top journals;
  • Ability to write/contribute to journal articles, grants and keep meticulous notes;
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills with an ability to liaise with a diverse range of people
  • A strong team focus; and
  • A demonstrated commitment to Occupational Health and Safety.


  • A strong background in statistics and/or application of statistics for data analysis;
  • Familiar with blood cell development and related malignancies, or breast cancers;
  • Experience with systems biology and/or systems medicine workflows
  • A demonstrated ability to supervise junior staff and students.

To apply for the role: please email your application to [email protected]

Applications must include:

  • A cover letter addressing the essential skills,
  • A detailed curriculum vitae (CV) including academic transcript, and
  • The full contact details of at least three recent professional referees.

Applications close: 28 February 2020

Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine And Cell Biology is a centre of excellence in medical research affiliated with the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the University of Sydney located at Camperdown.

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The Centenary Institute supports Equal Employment Opportunity. We value diversity and encourage applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people with disability, LGBTIQ individuals and applicants of diverse cultures and ages.