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From: Smithies, Russell <Russell.Smithies <at> agresearch.co.nz>
Subject: Senior Bioinformatics position with AgResearch Ltd
Newsgroups: gmane.comp.lang.perl.bio.general
Date: Monday 10th June 2013 03:17:18 UTC (over 3 years ago)
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.

[email protected]>
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 [email protected]
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Invermay Agricultural Centre
Puddle Alley, Private Bag 50034, Mosgiel 9053, New Zealand
T  +64 3 489 3809  F  +64 3 489 3739  www.agresearch.co.nz<http://www.agresearch.co.nz/>

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