[Pdx-pm] Fwd: [bioinfo-core] Senior Bioinformatics position with AgResearch Ltd

Tom Keller kellert at ohsu.edu
Mon Jun 10 08:47:31 PDT 2013

Perl job (in Middle Earth) if you have bioinformatics training and experience as well.
best wishes,

Thomas (Tom) Keller, PhD email: kellert at ohsu.edu<http://ohsu.edu>, ph: 503.494.2442, office: RJH 5333
url: http://www.ohsu.edu/dnaseq/

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From: "Brauning, Rudiger" <Rudiger.Brauning at agresearch.co.nz<mailto:Rudiger.Brauning at agresearch.co.nz>>
Subject: [bioinfo-core] Senior Bioinformatics position with AgResearch Ltd
Date: June 9, 2013 7:27:23 PM PDT
To: "bioinfo-core at lists.open-bio.org<mailto:bioinfo-core at lists.open-bio.org>" <bioinfo-core at lists.open-bio.org<mailto:bioinfo-core at lists.open-bio.org>>

Dear all

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.

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

Applications close Sunday 07 July 2013.



Rudiger Brauning
Computational Biologist
T +64 3 489 9040
E rudiger.brauning at agresearch.co.nz
AgResearch Limited
Invermay Agricultural Centre
Puddle Alley, Private Bag 50034, Mosgiel, New Zealand
T  +64 3 489 3809   F  +64 3 489 3739  www.agresearch.co.nz
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