Postdoctoral Fellow - Cancer Genetics Laboratory
University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand
12d ago

Our Department

The Department of Biochemistry is a large research and teaching department with 100 graduate students and 110 administration, teaching and research staff.

The Role

As a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Cancer Genetics Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry, you will :

  • Develop and implement analytic methodology for identifying synthetic lethal (SL) interactions between genes and / or biological pathways, using data from cancer genomics studies.
  • Apply SL detection methods to data from gastric cancer to identify potential SL partners of the E-cadherin gene.
  • Provide assistance with statsitical and bioinformatic analyses to postgraduate and summer students working in the Laboratory.
  • Your Skills and Experience

  • A PhD degree in statistics, bioinformatics, molecular biology, genetics or similar subject.
  • Extensive experience with the R language, and some familiarity with other programming languages (e.g., Python, Perl, C / C++, Fortran).
  • Familiarity with reproducible research concepts and methods, and experience working with version control systems (e.g., git, subversion, mercurial).
  • Good knowledge of genomics and molecular biology, and experience working with genomic data (e.g., RNA-seq and microarray data, DNA sequence data, methylation data), including data sets stored in international databases (e.
  • g., TCGA, ICGC, GEO, SRA, ArrayExpress).

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Highly organised, motivated and empathetic person.
  • Further Details

    This is a full-time, fixed-term position for two years.

    How to Apply

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