Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor - Bioinformatics


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Townsville, QLD 


Academic - Teaching and Research, Biology


$114,363 - $150,462 per year

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Full Time - Continuing


Academic: Associate Professor, Senior / Principal Lecturer

Job Description:

James Cook University (JCU) is a world leader in specific areas of the molecular life sciences, and tropical/infectious diseases. The aim of this recruitment is to strengthen our involvement in bioinformatic studies, especially as they relate to human health and tropical disease. This recruitment is part of JCUs planned expansion of the Centre for Tropical Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology ( Particular emphasis will be placed on the development of single-cell transcriptomic/genomic analysis as it relates to fundamental aspects of cell biology, especially in relation to health sciences. The brief of the person would be to develop collaborations broadly across JCU, including the Australian Institute of Tropical Health Medicine and the Tropical Australia Academic Health Centre, with the intention of generating an independent research program capable of attracting external funding. This position will be a research-only appointment for the first year, reverting after that time to a mixed duties academic appointment. The expectation is that, during the first two years, the appointee will contribute to the development and expansion of undergraduate/postgraduate teaching efforts in Bioinformatics, available through B.Sc., B.Sc. (Advanced) and B.Med.Sci courses. This teaching effort will support and expand our current bioinformatic teaching effort at both undergraduate and Masters levels as well as Higher Degree Research.

Job Requirements:

The appointee will join a dynamic team of research professionals already established in Molecular & Cell Biology (MCB) and Biomedicine at the Townsville Campus of JCU, and work with colleagues in the Tropical Australian Academic Health Centre, and relevant academic and research staff in other JCU campuses. They will provide a crucial leadership component to the capacity building that is taking place in Australia’s north. The appointee will conduct and lead innovative research and contribute to capacity building in postgraduate and staff research, especially in bioinformatics/single cell analysis. The appointee will also take a lead role in developing and conducting research activities in bioinformatics and other areas of life science research and in providing support to build capacity in research methods through formal and informal training.   



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