Post-Doctoral position in Statistical Genetics - Studying the Genomics of Chronic Disease in Australia’s First Peoples

Queensland University of Technology
School of Biomedical Sciences
Australia QLD Brisbane


An MRFF funded post-doc position is available within the Centre for Genomics and Personalised Health, School of Biomedical Sciences at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane in Dr Shivashankar H Nagaraj’s research group. This post-doc will study the genetic architecture of Indigenous populations and the association between these genetic factors and the incidence of chronic diseases, including kidney, lung and cardiovascular diseases.

This is two (2) years, full-time, fixed term position at Academic Level A.
Remuneration Total remuneration range: $97,325 to $115,586 pa

Australian Permanent residency – Employer sponsored nomination (VISA Subclass 186) is considered for exceptional international candidates.

About Brisbane
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The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in human Genetics, Statistics/Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Bioinformatics Mathematics or a related field. Strong track record in either statistical genetics, population genomics, or human genetics and programming in R (or similar language) and statistical skills is essential.
Demonstrated experience working with large scale genetic data sets and developing new methods, and producing high-quality published work are essential.

Start date

June 01, 2021

How to Apply

Please submit a brief statement of interest, CV, contact information for at least 3 references, and one sample publication to Dr Shiv Nagaraj


Dr Shivashankar H Nagaraj

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