Help the 4.2 million Australians affected by cardiovascular disease
World class research institute
Inner city location, close to public transport
The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute is dedicated to finding cures for cardiovascular disease through world class medical research. Established in 1994, it is the legacy of legendary heart transplant surgeon Victor Chang. Renowned for the quality of its breakthroughs, the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute is working to discover better ways to diagnose, treat and ultimately prevent the onset of heart disease through innovative fundamental and applied research.
We are seeking a driven and motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to join the Regulatory Systems Laboratory at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute. We are a new research group led by Faculty member Emily Wong. Our main goal is to understand gene regulatory control, through the context of evolution, development and regeneration, using comparative methods, novel technologies and animal models. We are largely computational, but we also go beyond the dry lab to generate molecular data to address fundamental biology questions using zebrafish as a model.
In this role you will have the opportunity to study the genetic and molecular mechanisms underpinning differences in regenerative capacity. The successful candidate may also develop new methods to understand genetic systems and regulatory variation using high-throughput data.
You will receive support from a collaborative inter-disciplinary team of scientists in systems biology, genetics and regeneration.
You should have:
PhD in genetics/genomics, computational biology, bioinformatics, biostatistics or a relevant quantitative field
Experience in R, or similar, and a scripting language such as Python
Strong interest and experience in genome biology
Experience in using statistical methods
Experience in working with large datasets and leading projects
Good written communication skills
You may have:
Experience in molecular evolution/comparative genomics
Experience in analysing –omics data
Basic wet lab experience, such as molecular biology
What we offer:
State of the art facilities
Stimulating work setting focused on cutting edge research
Collegial team environment
We strive to ensure our staff and students enjoy a great working environment. We value and are committed to providing a working environment that embraces diversity and gender equity and promotes flexible working arrangements for staff to balance working requirements and personal needs.