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University of Auckland




Deadline: 31 August 2017

Location: Auckland


Postdoctoral opportunities to join the Bioinformatics Institute at the University of Auckland.

We are excited to offer two three-year postdoctoral research fellowships at the Bioinformatics Institute. The Bioinformatics Institute is hosted by the School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand, and has strong links to the Centre for Computational Evolution.

The ideal candidates will have:

  • interests in one or more of the following broad areas of research: metagenomics, genome biology, molecular structural evolution
  • an established publication record
  • a proven capacity to collaborate
  • experience in bioinformatics research at the interface of one or more of the above areas
  • a desire to develop their own independent research direction.

Candidates will become a member of the Bioinformatics Institute, and will be encouraged to develop independent research plus explore collaborations with other teams in the School.

The postdoctoral fellowship is available with a salary range of approximately NZD $79,558- $84,717 depending on experience, the start date is negotiable but ideally during 2017. We welcome informal enquiries, please contact Director of the Bioinformatics Institute, Prof. Anthony Poole at

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Deadline: 31 August 2017




Children’s Medical Research Institute



Deadline: 8 September 2017 (5.00 PM)

Location: Sydney


Why not take control of your own future and be proactive in the choice of research area that excites  you. If you’re an outstanding and enthusiastic graduate committed to a career in research then  apply now for a CMRI PhD Research Award. Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) is  an award-winning state-of-the-art medical research facility, with over 100 full-time scientists dedicated  to researching the genes and proteins important for health and human development. CMRI is supported  in part by its key fundraiser Jeans for Genes®. Our scientists are internationally recognised research  leaders and foster excellence in postgraduate training. CMRI graduates are highly sought after nationally and internationally. CMRI is located at Westmead, a major hub for research and medicine in NSW, and is affiliated with the University of Sydney. We are easy to access by public transport.


Successful applicants will be awarded a Research Award, consisting of a $7,000 per annum top-up  over the value of an Australian Postgraduate Award, for 4 years. Successful applicants will also be  expected to apply for external scholarships with support from CMRI research leaders.


Projects are multi-disciplinary with training in molecular and cellular biology techniques, with  some involving mass spectrometry, proteomics, bioinformatics, transgenic animals or live cell imaging.

Areas of CMRI research strength:

• Developmental biology and genetic disease
• Gene therapy
• Neuroscience
• Cancer

A list of current PhD projects available can be found at the following URL:


Eligibility requirements
• Applicants must hold:
◦ a relevant Bachelor’s degree with first or second class Honours, OR
◦ a research Master’s degree, OR
◦ at least 6 months of supervised research training.
• Applicants must be available to start a full-time PhD at CMRI at the start of 2018.
• International students are eligible to apply, but the CMRI award does not cover university tuition
For Application Form and Instructions, see:


Deadline: 8 September 2017 (5.00 PM)





Bioinformatics and Genomics

University of Auckland

Faculty of Science – School of Biological Science



Deadline: 15 September 2017

Location: Auckland


The School of Biological Sciences invites applications for two tenure-track positions as either Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Bioinformatics and Genomics. Applicants should have a strong record of research and teaching with research focusing on genome biology and evolution or a related area, and should have strong skills in bioinformatics, programming and/or genomics/bioinformatics research. Research projects are open, and could include both experimental and computational approaches. The appointee will teach into SBS courses in Genomics, Bioinformatics, Evolution, and across Quantitative Biology more generally. Professional expertise in one or more of scientific programming, genomics/bioinformatics platform development and/or management would be an advantage.

The successful applicant will be expected to collaborate with other researchers within and outside the University, through the Bioinformatics Institute led by Professor Anthony Poole, and with the wider SBS community, which includes expertise in Genome Biology, Plant and Microbial Science, Biomedical Science, and Evolutionary Biology. They will be expected to establish their own research portfolio that attracts external funding and postgraduate students. They will also be expected to teach in the School’s academic programme at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The School of Biological Sciences currently employs 180 staff and supervises 160 PhD students. The School has modern laboratories and facilities (see SBS web site:, and has excellent facilities in bioinformatics, genomics, proteomics and metabolomics. The Bioinformatics Institute is the only institute of its kind in New Zealand, and, together with the Centre for Genomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics, is rapidly strengthening its research-focus across a range of areas, including in genome biology. The Bioinformatics Institute is on the City Campus, in the heart of Auckland, with good public transport links and easy walking to neighbouring research institutes.

Summary statement

The successful applicant will be expected to teach and coordinate courses in Genomics, Bioinformatics, Evolution and Quantitative Biology at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; to undertake original research and secure external funding; to contribute to bioinformatics and genomics research platform development and management; and to supervise research students towards Honours, Masters and Doctoral degrees.


Undertake undergraduate and postgraduate teaching as required by the Head of School. Supervise and assess student work.


  • Undertake an active and viable research programme
  • Attract significant research-funding from appropriate national and international agencies
  • Disseminate knowledge through scholarly research activities
  • Participate in conferences and advance research interests
  • Supervise postgraduate student research
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues at the University of Auckland


  • Carry out administrative responsibilities appropriate to the position
  • Contribute to development and management of the platform infrastructure in genomics and bioinformatics
  • Undertake administration of teaching course(s)

University responsibilities

  • Participate in community service activities that further advance the particular field
  • Participate in University and/or School committees
  • Ensure the observance of University policy and codes of practice in all teaching, research and administrative practices
  • Contribute to the development of the School working environment of teamwork and cooperation


Doctoral degree with postdoctoral experience and a strong record of research and teaching with a focus in a specific area of Genomics or Bioinformatics.


All applications must be made online.

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Deadline: 15 September 2017