The new Ocean Genomes Laboratory (part of the Minderoo OceanOmics Centre at the UWA Oceans Institute) is hiring a Level B postdoc in marine genomics. (Three-year fixed term full time role, or flexible working equivalent.)
This is a rare opportunity to work as part of a collaborative team in a high-profile state of the art genomics research facility dedicated to studying marine vertebrates. You should have a PhD in bioinformatics, computational biology, molecular genetics or genomics, plus an interest in marine vertebrates and postdoctoral experience in high throughput DNA sequencing and whole genome assembly. The lab is new and there is plenty of scope to shape its direction beyond the core mission creating a marine vertebrate reference genome library as part of the Vertebrate Genome Project. You will also have an important role in helping to supervise the lab staff and research team.
Closing date: 11:55pm AWST, Friday 12 August 2022
About the team
The Minderoo OceanOmics Centre at UWA combines a joint Ocean Genomes Laboratory, an OceanOmics Laboratory, and a Computational Biology Program.
Equipped with the latest high-throughput sequencing technology, and in collaboration with global partners, the Ocean Genomes Laboratory will generate a comprehensive library of high-quality marine vertebrate reference genome assemblies. All reference genome data will be subject to rigorous QA/QC and all assemblies will be released publicly through open access.
The OceanOmics Centre will be located in the Bayliss Building on the UWA Crawley Campus, OceanOmics staff sharing the building with research and teaching staff primarily from the UWA School of Molecular Sciences and interacting with staff in the UWA Oceans Institute in the nearby IOMRC building.
About the opportunity
As a Research Fellow you will join a research group committed to applying modern molecular biological methods to marine research.
Using modern genomic approaches, you will undertake research on marine vertebrates, focussed on the production, QC and assembly of high-quality reference genome data. You will participate in the entire workflow from sample collection and processing, generating genomic sequence data in the laboratory using multiple modern genome sequencing technologies, with a focus on data processing, assembly, curation, analysis and dissemination.
In this unique role you will also be supported to develop your leadership skills. Working closely with the Centre’s UWA Principal Research Fellow, junior postdoctoral academics, the Centre’s Laboratory Manager, and diverse researchers from Minderoo Foundation you will contribute to decision making, oversee the work of technicians and PhD students and provide leadership in modern high-quality genome assembly production and publication.