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Associate Research Fellow, Genomic Epidemiology

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Geelong - Waurn Ponds, Melbourne - City
Categories: Health

  • Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus OR 
  • Burnet Institute, Melbourne
  • Full-time Fixed Term 2-year contract
  • RES_141 $68,914 - $92,644 + 17% Superannuation

Deakin Health is recognised in Australia and internationally for its teaching, training, research and service. We are one of the fastest growing health faculties in Australia. Our teaching, research and service contribute to improved health and wellbeing, and to strengthening the health and human services sectors in Australia and the Asia-Pacific. We assist governments, communities and organisations to develop a wide variety of health and social programs and policies.

As a Research Fellow, Genomic Epidemiology, you will be focusing on the systems epidemiology of infectious diseases where the research team is applying genomics and other ‘omics approaches to understand the interplay of host, pathogen and environment in driving disease epidemiology.

Your key responsibilities will include and not limited to:

  • undertaking experimental design and operation of advanced laboratory and technical equipment or conduct advanced research procedures
  • developing research-related material for teaching or other purposes, with appropriate guidance from other staff
  • conducting genomic sequencing of Plasmodium isolates using short and long read sequencing platforms
  • analysing genomic data and conduct population genomic analyses
  • travelling to field sites in PNG to conduct training workshops and for collaborative research
  • contributing to training undergraduate and higher research degree students in relation to the research project(s)

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • PhD in molecular biology, molecular epidemiology or genomics
  • primary authorships on scholarly publications such as research journal articles, conference papers, reports, or professional or technical contributions and/or demonstrated skills in the preparation of research manuscripts
  • demonstrated skills in genomic data collection, data entry and analysis
  • experience with Next Generation Sequencing and analysis techniques
  • experience in working with R programming language
  • experience in pathogen genomics and epidemiology/population health/public health (well regarded)

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

Download File Associate Research Fellow in Genomic Epidemiology.pdf

Please email p.bapna@deakin.edu.au should the above link fail to open.

Applications for this position close on 13 December 2019.


This role has been identified as having contact with children and requires the incumbent to apply for and maintain a Working With Children Check (refer to Deakin’s Recruitment Procedure for further details).

Please ensure to include a cover letter, resume and responses to the Key Selection Criteria in your application.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Associate Professor Alyssa Barry Systems Epidemiology of Infection on a.barry@deakin.edu.au

Are You Ready?

Deakin is one of the new breeds of global universities – agile, dynamic and innovative. We are committed to making a genuine difference in people’s lives through excellence in education and research. As a Victorian university with a global impact, join us and let’s see what we can achieve together. Our people are important to us, and we understand the significance of providing them with a dynamic and diverse working environment, with opportunities to grow and develop their careers. At Deakin, we offer a variety of benefits including a flexible and sustainable working environment, lifestyle benefits and various discounts with our third party suppliers.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.

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