Postdoctoral Research Associate - Tanaka Lab
UNSW

The School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences

Closing date: 9th June 2017

The School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences is located at the Kensington campus in Sydney. We have an international reputation in biotechnology, molecular and cellular biology, and microbiology, including proteomics and genomics, gene regulation, metabolism, environmental microbiology and infectious diseases.

About the role

  • $89,051-$95,248 plus (9.5% superannuation and leave loading)
  • Fixed Term (12 months)  The position is full-time for a fixed term of 12 months with the possibility of extension depending on funding availability.
  • Full-time

An ARC-funded project has commenced at UNSW to understand the molecular evolution of pathogens in terms of their natural history. The postdoctoral research associate will work with A/Prof Mark Tanaka to model pathogen evolution integrating the processes of mutation and within host dynamics with epidemiological dynamics. Our objective is to produce a closer alignment between mechanistic models that incorporate the ecology and epidemiology of microorganisms on one hand and genomic data on the other. We will use our models to analyse the accumulation of drug resistance, patterns of non-synonymous variation throughout the genome, and genetic interactions. The successful candidate will work within the Tanaka research group, and work closely and cooperatively with the research group of A/Prof Ruiting Lan.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will possess:

  • A PhD in a quantitative discipline such as theoretical biology, bioinformatics, mathematics, statistics, physics or computer science.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research in quantitative areas such as mathematical modelling or biostatistics.
  • Proficiency in Linux or Unix and computer languages, preferably R.
  • Excellent communication skills including oral presentations and preparation of written research reports and manuscripts.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a research team.
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