Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

Job Description

We are looking for a Research Officer eager to provide their biostatistics expertise for experimental and study design, data analyses and interpretation at the Institute, and perform high-quality research in bioinformatics, genomics or computational biology.

Key duties

In this role you will be expected to:

  • Provide advice/expertise on experimental design, data processing, analysis, visualisation and interpretation.
  • Perform high quality research in genomics, bioinformatics or computational biology.
  • Develop or modify analytical methodologies that would allow researchers to use cutting-edge tools for their research.
  • Contribute to preparing manuscripts for publication, technical reports and other research-related documents.
  • Participate in the planning and development of general goals for the research project.
  • Organise data for supporting new funding applications.
  • Perform critical literature reviews.

Skills and Experience

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A PhD in a quantitative discipline (such as bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, or statistics).
  • Research experience in at least one of the following area: statistical genomics, computational biology or bioinformatics, with high competency in the statistical or computational analysis of large datasets.
  • A high level of interpersonal skills, which enable the appointee to liaise effectively with a wide range of people at a variety of levels internal and external to the Institute.
  • Demonstrated ability to use Unix-based systems, computing clusters, modern scripting/programming languages including R.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high quality results and to meet deadlines without compromising close attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and contribute to high impact research publications.

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