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Bioinformatics Positions

Mark Farmer farmer at cellmate.cb.uga.edu
Fri May 12 08:01:38 EST 2000



· An exciting program in computational biology / bioinformatics at the
University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, in the Faculties of
Biological & Chemical Sciences and Engineering, Physical Science &

A major expansion in computational biology/bioinformatics at the
University of Queensland has been made possible by a grant from the
Australian Government under the DETYA Science Lectureships Initiative
combined with University strategic funds.   A primary aim of the
initiative is to develop and deliver innovative, cross-disciplinary
education and training programs in computational biology in
conjunction with industry, supported by collaborative research
programs.  The educational programs will apply the powerful tools of
data mining and visualization, developed in the discipline of
scientific computation, to process the huge amounts of data arising
from the rapid advances in molecular and cellular biology (e.g.
genomics, structural biology, gene expression, proteomics,

The University is now seeking to appoint enthusiastic computational
scientists and molecular biologists who have research and teaching
interests in genomics or computational biology and related disciplines
and who are keen to work closely with industry.  We wish to build a
group with a range of expertise and envisage that some appointees will
have a greater emphasis on the core disciplines of computational
biology and genomics and some on the biotechnological applications in
areas such as drug design, metabolic engineering and environmental
biodiversity.   Research in data mining and visualization and their
applications in molecular biology and biotechnology is an integral
part of the program.  Successful applicants will possess a PhD and
should have active current research programs and a record of
achievement in a relevant area.

The University of Queensland possesses world class computational
infrastructure including one of the largest supercomputers in
Australia (a 64 processor Origin 2000) and is currently looking at
installing a Virtual Reality Centre.  In addition, the University of
Queensland is at the centre of a major push by state government to
develop a world class biotechnology sector.  This is headed by the
$100M Institute for Molecular Bioscience which will house over 600
scientists and is based at the University of Queensland.  The
successful applicants will be immersed in a stimulating and profoundly
exciting environment of significant breadth.

There are 6 positions available and the appointments will be full-time
for a period of five years in the first instance. The appointments are
anticipated to become continuing after this initial period, subject to
the continued success and support of the program.  Appointment will be
at either the Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level, depending on
qualifications and experience.  Annual salary range is $A49, 535 -
58,823 for Lecturers and $A60, 680 - 69,968 for Senior Lecturers, plus
17% employer superannuation contributions. The successful applicants
will form a separate unit in the university's Advanced Computational
Modelling Centre and can expect agenerous start up funds.

To discuss the program or to get a position description contact
either: Professor John de Jersey, email:  dejersey at biosci.uq.edu.au;
telephone:  + 61 7 3365 4622, or Professor Kevin Burrage, 
kb at maths.uq.edu.au, + 61 7 3365 3487.  Further information about the
Program can be found at

Send 9 copies (an original plus eight) of your application to Mr
Michael Dorman, Faculty of Biological and Chemical Sciences,
University of Queensland, QLD, 4072, Australia.  Please quote
Reference No: 24800, and include a curriculum vitae, a statement of
research interests and the names and contact details (fax, telephone,
email) of three referees.

Closing date for applications: 31 May 2000


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