12 Jul 2018

Fixed-term Research Fellow – Maori and Pacific Postdoctoral Fellowship

The University of Auckland – Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau – Posted by University of AucklandAuckland, Auckland, New Zealand

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Auckland University

Job Description

Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university, with a turnover of NZ$1.1bn, including research revenue of over $200m generated across eight diverse faculties and two research institutes. We employ more than 5,400 academic and professional staff to support over 41,000 students, making us one of NZ’s largest employers.

We are looking for an experienced and motivated Bioinformatician with skills in mass spectrometry data analysis/interpretation, computer coding for mass spectrometry data analysis, bioinformatics, education and communication.

About us

The newly established Mass Spectrometry Hub (MaSH) exists to develop a virtual mass spectrometry data analysis, technical and research support platform to facilitate investigators from diverse fields to apply mass spectrometry techniques to their own research and generate meaningful interpretations of mass spectrometry data.

Who are we looking for?

  • The successful applicant will have a PhD degree in bioinformatics or computer science, with preferably a track record of peer-reviewed publications in this field.
  • They must be able to work with others in a collaborative environment and foster an enjoyable and focussed workplace.
  • They will have experience in the development of software tools and workflows for the analysis of a range of mass spectrometry data using coding languages (e.g. R, C, Python, MATLAB).
  • Ideally, they will have experience with analysis of data generated from global as well as targeted proteomics/metabolomics analysis using SWATH, GC-MS or LC-MS platforms, and biological pathway analysis.
  • They will also have excellent communication and people skills, and be able to work both independently and as part of a team.

In addition to the roles above, the appointee will be expected to devote a proportion of their time to developing their own research programme, either independently or in collaboration with other researchers that are associated with the MaSH.

Why us?

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through flexible employment practices and a culture that encourages and supports staff to reach their full potential. We offer a competitive salary, five weeks’ annual leave, and over 300 different career development courses.

In addition, the University offers discounted car parking, childcare and a number of other subsidies on internal and external services.

For more information please visit: Career development and benefits.

If this sounds like the opportunity you’re looking for, apply today!

This is a full time position, available for a fixed term of two and a half years. Candidates must be available for an immediate start, and will be expected to work relatively independently while under the supervision of the Coordinator of the MaSH.

For further information please contact Dr Angus Grey ac.grey@auckland.ac.nz. Applications must be submitted online, before the closing date of Sunday 12th August 2018. 

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment.  For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTI, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

How to Apply

In order to apply you will first need to register with the University by completing an online user profile via their website. APPLY NOW by clicking HERE to register with the University's website.  Search by the Job ID number: 19944. Please combine your cover letter and CV as one document when submitting your application. To successfully download the full Job Description you should ensure you have pop-up blocker disabled and file downloads enabled (in Internet Explorer enabling file downloads is done by navigating to Tools > Internet Options > Security > Custom Level and select radio button to enable File Downloads). If you are experiencing difficulty in any aspect of the application process or if you do not receive a confirmation email that you have applied for a role, please contact recruitment@auckland.ac.nz or Phone 09 923 1115. Applications close: Sunday 12th August 2018.

Job Categories: Research. Job Types: Fixed-term.

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