Computational CRISPR genomics - Bioinformatics research officer

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Bioinformatics Division and Blood Cells and Blood Cancer Division
Australia Victoria Melbourne


An exciting new opportunity exists for a talented bioinformatics research officer to work on computational CRISPR genomics.

The role will be joint between the laboratories of Prof Tony Papenfuss in the Bioinformatics division and A/Prof Marco Herold in the Blood Cells and Blood Cancers division. The successful candidate will work in close collaborations with bench scientists, contribute to the design of CRISPR experiments, analyse genomic and transcriptomic data, and develop new bioinformatics methods related to CRISPR.


Personal qualities

Excellent attention to detail, ensuring that data analysis, new methods and software implementations are of high-quality and accessible to other researchers
Highly collaborative with excellent communication skills and the ability to work constructively in a team environment
Ability to manage time effectively and be reliable and approachable
A passion to work at the intersection of computational research and biomedical research
Knowledge and skills

A PhD in a relevant discipline such as bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, statistics, mathematics, physics or biology with strong computational skills
Strong programming and data analysis skills, and a knowledge of the R and/or python programming language(s)
Experience applying analytical and computational skills to large, complex data, especially gene expression and DNA sequencing data
Excellent time management, writing and communication skills.
Knowledge or understanding of CRISPR technology and analysis of genomic or transcriptomic data from CRIPR screens and other studies would be very highly regarded
An excellent academic record and achievements
Demonstrated ability and potential for excellence and productivity in research
Research experience that has resulted in publications, conference papers or reports

Start date

As soon as possible

How to Apply

Please email your application including cover letter, CV and a letter addressing the key selection criteria in pdf format to, quoting the reference WEHIDATP011220

Application closing date: 1 February 2021


Prof Tony Papenfuss

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