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Statistical Genetics Job Postdoc Position @ Adelaide | Australia

Statistical Genetics Job Postdoc Position @ Adelaide | Australia

Statistical Genetics Job Postdoc Position @ Adelaide | Australia:  The University of Adelaide (colloquially Adelaide University or Adelaide Uni) is a public university in Adelaide, South Australia. Established in 1874, it is the third-oldest university in Australia. It is consistently ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide.[citation needed] It is also associated with five Nobel laureates, 104 Rhodes scholars and is a member of the Group of Eight, as well as the Sandstone Universities. Its main campus is on North Terrace in the Adelaide city centre, adjacent to the Art Gallery of South Australia, the South Australian Museum and the State Library of South Australia. The university has five campuses throughout the state: North Terrace; Roseworthy College at Roseworthy; The Waite Institute at Urrbrae; Thebarton; and the National Wine Centre in the Adelaide Park Lands. It has a sixth campus, the Ngee Ann – Adelaide Education Centre (NAAEC), in Singapore.

Statistical Genetics Job Postdoc Position @ Adelaide | Australia

Postdoctoral Fellow in Statistical Genetics

Job no: 494993
Work type: Fixed term – Full-time
Location: Adelaide
Categories: Faculty of Sciences, Level A

  • Prestigious international university
  • Wide range of employee benefits
  • Statistics for the Australian Grains Industry

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia’s leading Group of Eight, research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world. Established in 1874, it is Australia’s third oldest university with a strong reputation for preparing educated leaders and delivering research outcomes that contribute to local, national and global wellbeing.
University of Adelaide employees enjoy a range of benefits and favourable work conditions that include opportunities for career development and advancement.
The Faculty of Sciences is one of five faculties at the University of Adelaide. As the first university in Australia to grant degrees in science (1882), science has long been at the cornerstone of the institution and this continues today. As a research and education leader in fields such as biomedical sciences, agricultural, environmental and earth sciences, and photonics, the faculty offers an exciting and innovative work environment.

The School of Agriculture, Food and Wine is one of four schools in the Faculty of Sciences. The school is located at the University’s Waite campus, the pre-eminent plant and agricultural science research site in the Southern Hemisphere. A number of academic courses are taught through the school in areas including: agriculture, viticulture and oenology, food and nutrition science, and plant biotechnology. The school represents a world-class concentration of scientific researchers, educators and infrastructure.
The Biometry Hub is a statistics research, consulting and education group at Waite, within the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine. Researchers in the group have recently been awarded funding from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) to set up the southern node of the foundational GRDC initiative – Statistics for the Australian Grains Industry (SAGI). The project will increase the statistical capacity in the southern growing region of Australia with an objective of strengthening research outcomes of regionally based GRDC funded projects. The project will strengthen the adoption of sound statistical methods to greatly improve research outcomes and increase confidence in new technologies including superior varietal selection, leading to increased sustainability and profitability of grain growers. There are strong collaboration links to similar groups in other regions in Australia. The Biometry Hub provides a unique inclusive collegial environment, enabling and encouraging everyone to develop their full potential and supporting group members with mentorship, professional development opportunities and on job training.

We are seeking an enthusiastic researcher interested in a career in statistical genetics to work under the research supervision of Dr Julian Taylor on developing new statistical methods in QTL analysis and providing statistical research support into national GRDC projects. There may be provision for research opportunities in plant breeding outside the grains.

Salary: Level A, $80,881 per annum.
Superannuation: An employer contribution of 17% may apply.
Term of position: This fixed-term contract is available immediately until 30 June 2019.

Position requirements
To be successful you should have:

  • A PhD (or near completion) in statistics, mathematics or computer science with a strong focus on statistical genetics or numeric methods
  • Advanced understanding of linear mixed models
  • Ability to develop and implement new statistical methods
  • Evidence of well-developed computing and programming skills in R
  • Evidence of well-developed verbal and written communication skills
  • Preparedness to work collaboratively with researchers in statistics and non-statistics areas
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently under deadlines

Statistical Genetics Job Postdoc Position @ Adelaide | Australia 

Please address and upload your responses to the selection criteria section within the online application. If you have any queries regarding this position, please contact Dr Olena Kravchuk, Senior Lecturer, telephone: 8313 7252 or email: olena.kravchuk@adelaide.edu.au.

Closing date: 22 August 2016

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

Download the Position Description
Advertised: 25 Jul 2016 12:00 AM Cen. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:22 Aug 2016 11:55 PM Cen. Australia Standard Time

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Statistical Genetics Job Postdoc Position @ Adelaide | Australia

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