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Postdoctoral Fellow in Bioinformatics and Systems Medicine
Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute
Australia-NSW-Sydney

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, established in 1994, is recognised as an international centre of excellence in biomedical research, with a focus on heart disease and cardiovascular biology. It places a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches within and across its research divisions, which are focused on Developmental and Stem Cell Biology, Cardiac Physiology and Transplantation, Molecular Cardiology & Biophysics, Vascular Biology and Molecular, Structural and Computational Biology. The Institute is housed in a state-of-the-art research building located within the St Vincent’s Hospital Research & Biotechnology Precinct in the Inner Sydney suburb of Darlinghurst, Sydney, Australia.

Applications are invited from those with excellent training in bioinformatics and communication skills to work in the Bioinformatics and Systems Medicine Laboratory.
The long-term goal of the laboratory is to understand (epi)genomic regulation in embryonic organ development and diseases in human and relevant animal models using integrative bioinformatics analysis of genome-scale data, especially next-generation sequencing (NGS) data such as RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, DNase-seq, and whole genome sequencing.

We will be working on projects such as: (i) reconstruction and analysis of inter-cellular gene regulatory network during mammalian organogenesis, (ii) integrative analysis of epigenomic determinants for cell-type-specific signaling response, and (iii) causal disease mutation identification using whole genome sequencing data. All projects in this laboratory involve analysis of NGS data. Individual projects can be tailored to fit each team member’s professional interests and skill set. VCCRI has an in-house next-generation sequencer and ample computational resources. The laboratory is also actively involved in a host of exciting collaborations with local and international experimental/clinical collaborators.

Information about Ho Lab: http://bioinformatics.victorchang.edu.au/
An ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in a quantitative field and have substantial experience in bioinformatics. In exceptional cases, we will consider candidates with a biological/biomedical qualification and demonstrated programming skills. Strong programming skills in at least one language (e.g., R, Perl, C++ or Java) are essential. Previous experience in analysis of NGS data is highly desirable. Familiarity with the Unix operating system is also desirable. Exceptional researchers in bioinformatics with interests not specifically mentioned above are encouraged to apply.

A generous salary and employer contribution to superannuation will be provided to the successful applicant commensurate with his/her qualification and experience.

Job Information
Position Type: Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships
Start Date: TBD
Duration: Full Time
Status: open

Contact Information
Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute
Dr. Joshua Ho
j.ho@victorchang.edu.au
How To Apply:Please send your CV, a short statement of research interests, pdfs of your three best papers, and a list of three references to Dr. Joshua Ho <j.ho@victorchang.edu.au> with ‘[POSTDOC]’ and your name in the subject line.