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Job no: 0044580
Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville


Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Salary: $68,892 - $79,130 p.a. plus 9.5% superannuation

The Microbiological Diagnostic Unit Public Health Laboratory (MDU PHL) provides a comprehensive microbiological investigation and advisory service for the public health community. This is supported by strong molecular biology, a substantial bacterial culture collection, and, expertise in infectious disease epidemiology and infection control. One of the major focuses of MDU PHL is transitioning existing technologies onto genomic platforms. We are committed to providing an efficient, effective, legally robust and timely public health laboratory service in the biological, medical and veterinary fields, including forensic operations. These activities incorporate the principles of ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 15189, and ISO 14001 in a Quarantine Approved Premises fulfilling the requirements of The National Health Security Act.

This Bioinformatics position sits within the MDU Bioinformatics team and provides support to the section leader in the analysis of sequence data across multiple disciplines at the MDU PHL.

The incumbent will report to senior bioinformaticians in the team and work closely with laboratory scientists and epidemiologists in the MDU PHL. The individual will be skilled in Python and/or R, and be comfortable in the organization and analysis of genome sequence data in a Unix software environment. The individual should have strong troubleshooting skills, have an interest in microbial genomics and public health, be a team player, and be prepared to provide service. The individual will work closely with other members of the bioinformatics team at the MDU PHL and with other bioinformaticians from MDU and the Melbourne Bioinformatics. In addition to service provision, there will be opportunity for professional development and involvement in research activities.

Close date: 17 Dec 2017

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