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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Statistical Bioinformatics
University of Sydney

  • May 10, 2017
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate in Statistical Bioinformatics
  • Faculty of Science
  • University of Sydney
    Sydney, New South Wales
  • May 28, 2017
  • To be negotiated
  • Post-Doc
  • Statistics & Actuarial Science
    Mathematics/Applied Mathematics
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School of Mathematics and Statistics
Faculty of Science
Reference no. 811/0417

  • Join an organisation that encourages progressive thinking
  • Be valued for your exceptional knowledge and experience in Statistical Bioinformatics
  • Full-time fixed term for two years, remuneration $106k p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity
The School of Mathematics and Statistics has secured a new ARC Discovery Grant to develop new statistical approaches to identify various types of interpretable feature representations that are informative in classifying complex diseases. We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate (Level A) to work on this project.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics is a large and diverse School with research strengths in many areas ( In addition, we have a strong applied statistics and bioinformatics group working on various aspects of applied statistics and bioinformatics research.

About you
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate with:

  • Experience with low level processing or performing initial data analysis on recent platforms of omics data such as next generation sequencing or mass spectrometry.
  • Superior computer programming or software development skills in at least two computational languages with one of them preferably in R.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop R shiny application before the commencement of the position.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research / scholarly activities under limited supervision and as part of a multidisciplinary research team.
  • Good communication skills (both written and oral).

To succeed, you will need a PhD or have started your final year of PhD, in a relevant discipline preferably statistics. This role also requires research strength in at least two of the following areas: statistical bioinformatics, computational bioinformatics, applied statistics, computer science, data science and computational biology.

About us
Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia’s first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm 28 May 2017 (Sydney time)

  • We are committed to diversity and social inclusion. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, people who identify as LGBTIQ, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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Contact Information

  • Sydney Recruitment
    Faculty of Science
    The University of Sydney
    Level 1, 1-3 Ross Street
    Sydney, New South Wales 2006
  • + 61 2 862 17200


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