Smithies, Russell | 10 Jun 05:17 2013

Senior Bioinformatics position with AgResearch Ltd

Dear all

Firstly, sorry for the job spam.

I would appreciate if you could please bring it to the attention of suitable candidates and also circulate
to your networks.



Palmerston North, New Zealand

AgResearch is a Crown Research Institute with the purpose of enhancing the value, productivity and
profitability of New Zealand's agricultural sector.  The Bioinformatics team supports the Biological
research in a range of areas working for the improvement of pastoral agricultural sector.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with excellent training in Bioinformatics to join our team. 
This is a permanent position.  You will be responsible for providing Bioinformatics consultancy to a
range of Science projects involved in the scientific discovery in plants, animals, fungi and microbes
and will be responsible for analysing high throughput/high-dimensional 'Omics data from non-model
organisms.  This includes the design, development, implementation and testing of bioinformatics
pipelines and tools, assembly of NGS and RNA-Seq data, network and pathway analyses. You will also have
some experience or interest in integrating multi-faceted Omics data to understand underlying systems
and biological networks.

Successful applicant will have a PhD or high level postgraduate qualification in Bioinformatics or
related field with five years of related work experience.  A thorough knowledge of Unix, scripting
language (Perl/Python or similar) and an understanding of Biological databases along with various
Bioinformatics tools is required.  This is a highly collaborative role, where the incumbent will be
working with Scientists on a regular basis thus requiring a good knowledge of Genetics and Molecular
Biology.  Strong communication skills, with the ability to effectively articulate complex, technical
information to the clients is highly desirable. You will also have good organisational abilities along
with excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills.

The position will be based at AgResearch Grasslands campus in Palmerston North and will be part of wider
Bioinformatics and Statistics team.  Palmerston North, a university city, is 30 km from the coast, 2 hours
from ski fields, and 2 hours from Wellington. The AgResearch Grasslands campus is situated in pleasant
rural surroundings with easy access to the central city. The surrounding area offers many outdoor
recreational opportunities.

To find out more about this position and to apply online please visit:

Applications not submitted online will not be accepted.

Philippa.Maternaghan <at><mailto:Philippa.Maternaghan <at><mailto:Philippa.Maternaghan <at> <at>>>
if you have any questions about this vacancy.

Applications close Sunday 07 July 2013.




Russell Smithies
Infrastructure Technician
T 03 489 9085
M 027 4734 600
E russell.smithies <at>
Invermay Agricultural Centre
Puddle Alley, Private Bag 50034, Mosgiel 9053, New Zealand
T  +64 3 489 3809  F  +64 3 489 3739<>

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