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Post Doctoral Research Officer - Bioinformatics

Facility

St Vincent’s Institute (SVI) is an internationally recognized independent research organization, based on the St Vincent’s Hospital Campus on the edge of Melbourne’s CBD. The Institute has a dedicated team of over 250 staff and students, who are committed to improving the health and life-expectancy of Australians. We focus on common diseases that represent major health issues for Australians today, including diabetes, bone diseases, cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity and Alzheimer’s disease. With an exceptional pool of talented researchers and a growing number of state-of-the-art facilities, we are enthusiastic about the future. 

Laboratory & Research Focus:

The DNA Repair and Recombination Laboratory is an established research group at SVI, focused on understanding the genetic control of DNA repair and recombination and the role that these processes play in inheritance and oncofertility. You will bring your skills as a bioinformatician and will work closely with wetlab researchers in the same team for all experimental stages from planning through to data analysis. You will be a self-motivated researcher with a PhD, first author publications and strengths in bioinformatics, genomics and/or digital image analysis, statistics, computation, and reproducible analyses. The role will be a mixture of semi-autonomous research and providing support as required to the wetlab part of the team. You may have the opportunity to develop your own research projects by negotiation.

To address our biological questions, we use a number of tools that produce large datasets which includes: histological and immunofluorescence microscopy, bulk high-throughput sequencing of genomic DNA, single-cell sequencing of genomic DNA, whole animal phenotyping from pedigrees, and other cell-based phenotypic datasets. The team is specifically interested in performing discovery research and identifying and characterising phenotypes which in turn improves our understanding of our biological interests.

Having a diverse workforce that represents the global and Australian community is very important to our team and we actively encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people with disabilities, from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTQIA+ people, and all genders.

NHMRC-funded Position

We are seeking a self-motivated and passionate bioinformatics postdoc to join the DNA Repair and Recombination Laboratory team headed by Associate Professor Wayne Crismani. This role involves:

  • Performing exploratory data analysis in the areas of genetics and image analysis 
  • Exploratory data analyses should produce hypotheses which can be tested
  • Advising wet lab scientists on data practices 
  • Wrangling high throughput screening datasets 
  • Package development where appropriate


Essential selection criteria:

  • Enthusiasm for science is a must
  • PhD in a computational discipline and demonstrable experience bioinformatics, genomics and genetics.
  • Proficiency in computer programming and scripting in one or more of the following languages: R, Python, C++, Go, Nim, Rust, Java, Perl, SQL. 

Salary: commensurate with experience ranging from $89,606 to $96,187 per annum, plus 10.5% superannuation and generous $15,900 FBT exempt salary packaging. 

Position Descriptions: https://www.svi.edu.au/careers_students/careers/current_vacancies

For a confidential discussion about the role:  [email protected]

Applications via Seek - https://www.seek.com.au/job/58617417

To apply, please include the following as PDFs:

  • CV (one page max) – Please limit publications to your top three with a brief descriptor of your contribution to these works. 
  • Cover letter (one page max) – Please explain why you will be a good fit for this role.

Closing date: 25th October 2022 

(Please note that this is an indicative closing date as we will commence interviewing candidates of interest as they apply and therefore the role may be filled before this date)

Closing Date: Tuesday 25th October 2022

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Post-doctoral Research Officer - Wetlab

Post-doctoral Research Officer

Analysing the effects of inter-generational genomic instability on fertility – wetlab

Facility

St Vincent’s Institute (SVI) www.svi.edu.au is an internationally recognized independent research organization, based on the St Vincent’s Hospital Campus on the edge of Melbourne’s CBD. The Institute has a dedicated team of over 250 staff and students, who are committed to improving the health and life-expectancy of Australians. We focus on common diseases that represent major health issues for Australians today, including diabetes, bone diseases, cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity and Alzheimer’s disease. With an exceptional pool of talented researchers and a growing number of state-of-the-art facilities, we are enthusiastic about the future.                                       

Laboratory & Research Focus

The DNA Repair and Recombination Laboratory is an established research group at SVI, led by Wayne Crismani, focused on understanding the genetic control of DNA repair and recombination and the role that these processes play in inheritance and oncofertility. You will bring your skills as a laboratory scientist to work closely the wetlab and bioinformatics team members and external collaborators for all experimental stages from planning through to data analysis. You will be a self-motivated researcher with a PhD, with strengths in reproductive biology, genetics and the relevant techniques. The role will be a mixture of semi-autonomous research and providing support as required to the wetlab part of the team. You may have the opportunity to develop your own research projects by negotiation.

Having a diverse workforce that represents the global and Australian community is very important to our team and we actively encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people with disabilities, from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTQIA+ people, and all genders.

NHMRC-funded position

We are seeking a self-motivated post-doctoral researcher to join the DNA Repair and Recombination Laboratory team headed A/Prof Wayne Crismani for this NHMRC-funded role. This role will be laboratory based and focused on the genetics of infertility, particularly focused on DNA repair pathways. You will work primarily as a wet-lab scientist; however, you will work closely with other teams including research bioinformaticians and statisticians for all experimental stages from planning through to data analysis. 

We have developed genetic resources, which permit a targeted screen to identify natural genetic modifiers of fertility levels. We also investigate the inter-generational effects of reproducing with genomic instability. Our international team of experts in fertility, gametogenesis, DNA repair, genetic counselling, and people with lived experience, have all the necessary tools to successfully push the boundaries of our knowledge and to translate the findings to clinical genetics services. 

The goal of the project is to discover the genes and their variants that are implicated in fertility levels. These discoveries are crucial to bridge the gaps between disease risk prediction, the development of treatments and the tailored use of those treatments for the right patients. The specific strategies involve complementary and independent aims.

Our laboratory has made significant advances already on the project and a driven post doc will have ample opportunities for high quality publications in broad interest journals plus those with a focus in DNA repair, genetics and fertility. 

The successful appointee will have a PhD (or equivalent) focused on genetics and molecular biology. A strong understanding of Mendelian genetics and breeding strategies is preferred. 

The appointee will be highly organised, excellent at maintaining laboratory records and a clear communicator. Optionally, applicants whose first language is not English are welcome to provide supporting documentation such as IELTS or TOEFL scores if available. 

Salary: commensurate with experience ranging from $89,606 to $96,187 per annum, plus 10.5% superannuation and generous $15,900 FBT exempt salary packaging. 

Position Descriptions: 

https://www.svi.edu.au/careers_students/careers/current_vacancies

Further information:  A/Prof Wayne Crismani – [email protected] 

Applications via Seekhttps://www.seek.com.au/job/58618029

To apply: please include the following as PDFs,  

  • CV (one page max) – Please limit publications to your top three with a brief descriptor of your contribution to these works. 
  • Cover letter (one page max) – Please explain why you will be a good fit for this role.

Closing Date: COB October 25th 2022

(Please note that this is an indicative closing date as we will commence interviewing candidates of interest as they apply and therefore the role may be filled before this date)

Closing Date: Tuesday 25th October 2022

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Logistics Officer

Organisational Context

The National Reference Laboratory (NRL) operates as a division of St Vincent’s Institute whose mission is to improve the health of the community by prevention, detection, or better treatment of common diseases. NRL was established as part of the Australian Government’s HIV and AIDS strategy. Contracted by the Dept Health and licensed by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), NRL undertakes scientific activities that support the accurate diagnosis and management of human communicable diseases, including HIV, COVID-19, HCV and HTLV. NRL provides unique and specialised services, including pre- and post-market evaluations of serology test kits, quality assurance programmes, specialised testing services, consultation, education and training for laboratories in Australia and worldwide.

The role

NRL is currently seeking a full time Logistics Officer to support NRL's logistics function by ensuring efficient and timely logistic services for NRL customers. The Logistics Officer plays a vital function to support the Logistics Co-Ordinator in delivering scheduled shipments of External Quality Assurance (EQAS) samples and ad hoc materials on behalf of all NRL business functions.  The role includes the generation of shipping related and importation documentation (when required) for domestic and international customers and picking and packing of biological and non-biological materials in line with relevant IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations and correct temperature requirements. The Logistics Officer will liaise with relevant courier companies for the timely delivery of goods and services and communicate with customers and appropriate stakeholders of delays or rescheduling of shipments.  

Selection Criteria 

To be successful in this role you will need current IATA Dangerous goods certification and significant experience in supervising and packing of shipments, preferably in a laboratory environment managing biological materials. You will be a highly organised individual and have a structured approach to managing logistics.

Previous experience with international shipping is highly desirable. 

Further information about the duties this role is responsible for can be found in the position description, which is available at https://www.svi.edu.au/  or alternatively by contacting Kate Zhang - [email protected]

To be considered you shall be required to provide evidence you have permanent working rights in Australia or hold a relevant working visa to work full-time hours, as well as being fully vaccinated for COVID-19. 

Applications via Seek to be addressed to Kate Zhang and must include:

  • Current CV: and 
  • Cover letter addressing the selection criteria 

https://www.seek.com.au/job/58602805

Closing Date: COB Wednesday 19th October 2022

Closing Date: Wednesday 19th October 2022

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Health, Safety and Wellbeing Advisor

Facility

St Vincent’s Institute (SVI) is an internationally recognized independent research organization, based on the St Vincent’s Hospital Campus on the edge of Melbourne’s CBD. The Institute has a dedicated team of over 200 staff and students, who are committed to improving the health and life-expectancy of Australians. We focus on common diseases that represent major health issues for Australians today, including diabetes, bone diseases, cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity and Alzheimer’s disease. With an exceptional pool of talented researchers and a growing number of state-of-the-art facilities, we are enthusiastic about the future.

The role

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, this role works closely with managers and staff to promote the continuous improvement of the health and safety environment at SVI ensuring compliance across the organisation. 

This part-time role (0.8FTE) is expected to positively influence and drive forward the agenda for a positive health and safety culture at SVI, this includes assuming responsibility for the  development, implementation, assessment, and review of a comprehensive occupational, health and safety management plan, and the development and delivery of a coordinated set of initiatives to improve safety outcomes and mental wellbeing in the workplace. In collaboration with Managers the incumbent will implement safe work practices, policies and procedures. 

Our ideal candidate will have formal qualifications in occupational health and safety, and at least two years’ experience in a health and safety role within a biomedical laboratory environment. He/she will therefore have a solid working knowledge of specialized equipment and related facility support services required in modern scientific laboratories. to be successful in this role you will need demonstrated knowledge and understanding of OHS legislative frameworks and associated Australian standards, regulations, and codes of safe practice.  

We are looking for a proactive multi-tasker with genuine passion for health and safety. You will be able to demonstrate a keen desire to influence and shape SVI’s health safety and wellbeing strategy which need to be underpinned by a strong client service focus and excellent communication skills to build and maintain productive working relationships with internal clients. 

Further information: Nathalie Braussaud. [email protected] 

Please apply with a covering letter and resume via SEEK - https://www.seek.com.au/job/58600370 

We will commence interviewing candidates of interest as they apply and therefore we may fill this position before the indicative closing date. 

Closing Date: Friday 21st October 2022

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HR and Student Administrator (3 month contract)

We have an opportunity for a three month fixed term contract, for an experienced administrator to work on a part time basis. This temporary role is to support the HR team with general HR and student administration, during our end of year busy period.

This role will ideally suit someone who has excellent customer service and organisational skills including a courteous and clear communication style, is able to juggle competing tasks and priorities and execute them efficiently, has proficiency in the range of Microsoft office computer functions and who enjoys a varied workload. 

Key Duties

The incumbent to this position will need to be confident in undertaking:

Recruitment 

  • End-to end recruitment activities, including advertising, scheduling interviews, coordination of reference checks and liaising with applicants where needed.  On occasion this role will also be called upon to participate as part of an interview panel.

Inductions

  • Coordinating the on-boarding processes for all new employees, contractors, and students including carrying out weekly inductions. Communicating with and coordinating other key staff involved in the various elements of the new starter induction, including WHS, IT, Lab or Unit, and Reception.

General HR

  • Responding to general staff and student enquiries
  • Monitoring and tracking completion of activities such as induction programs and probation reviews, and assist with administration related to cyclical people activities such as the administration of termination processes and annual performance reviews.
  • Preparation of employment contracts, letters, new employee packs and other HR documents and correspondence
  • Maintaining staff records
  • Coordinating the annual performance management processes 
  • Generating HR reports and collating HR data and other duties as directed
  • Maintaining effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders

Student Coordination

  • Liaise with relevant universities and Lab Heads on recruitment, supervision and student welfare  
  • Facilitate student allowance and scholarship payments through payroll 
  • Issue related allowance variation documentation  
  • Provide advice and support to students 
  • Liaise with SVI Student Society on new students and support issues 
  • As required, assist the Institute’s student coordinator to manage student activity
  • Coordinate the Summer Student Undergraduate Program 

To be successful in obtaining this position you will need;

A tertiary qualification in a relevant field such as HR or business, demonstrated experience in a generalist HR role or in a Recruitment position,   high level communication skills (written and verbal), excellent time management and attention to detail and proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (including Excel).

Previous experience in the university or medical research sectors is highly desireable.

The position description is attached 

Further information:  
Heather Dawson
Email: [email protected]  

To apply: All applications addressed to Heather Dawson should include cover letter addressing the selection criteria and a current CV, to be submitted via SEEK https://www.seek.com.au/job/58567245

Please note - we will commence interviewing candidates as they come through.  If you are interested please do not hesitate to apply. We may fill this position before the indicative closing date. 

Closing Date: Monday 31st October 2022

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