Employment

scientists

Want to be a part of a cutting-edge research centre?

The Centre undertakes fundamental and strategic research relating to plant metabolism, signalling, nutrition and genetics in model plants using a wide array of functional genomics approaches. It has excellent plant growth and imaging facilities, plus state-of-the-art equipment for genome, transcript, protein and metabolite profiling.

Suitably qualified researchers are invited to work on a range of integrated projects in the Centre.


We have two new positions available.


The University of Western Australia

We currently have two positions available.

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  • POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW IN SINGLE CELL COMPUTATIONAL GENOMICS | REF: 498505| [OPEN]

    POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW IN SINGLE CELL COMPUTATIONAL GENOMICS (REF: 498505)
    Epigenetics and Genomics Laboratory (Lister Lab)
    ARC CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE
    PLANT ENERGY BIOLOGY

    A world-leading centre for plant science

    • 3 year appointment
    • Salary: Level A ($91,397 p.a.) or Level B ($96,210 - $114,250 p.a.)
    • Closing date: Monday, March 27, 2017

    A post-doctoral position is available for a computational biologist to undertake research in the area of plant single cell genomics. The research will involve the analysis of large-scale transcriptomic and epigenomic datasets to investigate plant cell identity and dynamics, with a particular focus on sequencing-based single cell resolution analyses. Candidates with a background in computational biology/mathematics/statistics and experience in cell biology and advanced high-throughput genomics are encouraged to apply.

    The Epigenetics and Genomics Laboratory (Lister Lab), at the University of Western Australia, is comprised of molecular, cellular and computational biologists, forming a multi-disciplinary group undertaking a diverse range of (epi)genomics research. We utilize genomic, computational, genetic, molecular, and biochemical approaches to investigate the regulation of genomic information in animal and plant systems. For some examples of our work in these areas see the following publications in Science (2013), Nature Genetics (2016), and eLife (2016). The lab is also a member of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology (PEB), a nationally funded research centre headquartered at UWA, and a leading plant molecular research centre and focal point of plant sciences in Australia.

    Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant discipline (Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Molecular Biology, etc). Good programming skills in at least one language (e.g. R, Perl, C++, Java) is essential. Previous experience in analysis of next generation sequencing data and statistical modeling of highdimensional data is highly desirable. Expertise in regulatory genomics and transcriptomics is very important, and genome scale integrative analysis of experimental datasets is highly desirable (e.g. RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, DNA methylation, chromatin accessibility, sequence analysis). An understanding of the experimental techniques underlying such genomics experiments is advantageous.

    For further information contact Ryan Lister (ryan.lister@uwa.edu.au)

    Application Details: Applications must be submitted online. Full details of the responsibilities and selection criteria are outlined in the position description. Applicants should demonstrate they meet the selection criteria, and should include a cover letter and a description of their research interests and career goals.

  • POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW IN PLANT SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY | REF: 498503| [OPEN]

    POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW IN PLANT SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY (REF: 498503)
    Epigenetics and Genomics Laboratory (Lister Lab)
    ARC CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE
    PLANT ENERGY BIOLOGY

    A world-leading centre for plant science

    • 3 year appointment
    • Salary: Level A ($91,397 p.a.) or Level B ($96,210 - $114,250 p.a.)
    • Closing date: Monday, March 27, 2017

    A post-doctoral position is available to lead the development of artificial transcriptional regulators and programmable genetic circuits in plants. The research will utilize molecular, genomic, and gene editing techniques to generate synthetic genetic circuits that integrate multiple signals to produce customizable transcriptional outputs. Candidates with a background in plant transcriptional regulation, genome editing, or synthetic biology are encouraged to apply.

    The Epigenetics and Genomics Laboratory (Lister Lab), at the University of Western Australia, is comprised of molecular, cellular and computational biologists, forming a multi-disciplinary group undertaking a diverse range of (epi)genomics research. We utilize genomic, computational, genetic, molecular, and biochemical approaches to investigate the regulation of genomic information in animal and plant systems. For some examples of our work in these areas see the following publications in Science (2013), Nature Genetics (2016), and eLife (2016). The lab is also a member of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology (PEB), a nationally funded research centre headquartered at UWA, and a leading plant molecular research centre and focal point of plant sciences in Australia.

    Candidates should have a PhD in plant molecular biology, biotechnology, genetics or related discipline, and have experience in a diverse range of plant molecular, biochemical and genetics techniques. Advantageous skills would include experience with plant transformation, synthetic biology techniques, DNA assembly, genome editing systems (CRISPR-Cas9, TALENs), and modelling of transcriptional regulation.

    For further information contact Ryan Lister (ryan.lister@uwa.edu.au)

    Application Details: Applications must be submitted online. Full details of the responsibilities and selection criteria are outlined in the position description. Applicants should demonstrate they meet the selection criteria, and should include a cover letter and a description of their research interests and career goals.



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