Title Biostatistician
Location Based at Elanco’s international R&D Centre, Yarrandoo (Kemps Creek, NSW)
Job Information

ELANCO is a global leader in the discovery and commercialisation of technology that improves animal health including the efficiency of livestock production. Elanco is seeking to appoint a motivated Biostatistician to support scientists from the Global Aqua and Sheep Product Development Team, and other teams as required, in the design, analysis and interpretation of mainly efficacy and safety studies (GCP, GLP and non-GxP).
Reporting to the Director – Product Development (Aqua and Sheep) and working as part of a motivated team, you will also play a key role in ensuring scientific, regulatory and quality requirements are met through interaction with Development team members and the wider global R&D team.
You will have a Masters level qualification or better in statistics or biostatistics backed by at least 5 years statistical experience preferably in the veterinary/product development field and in a Quality environment as well as expert knowledge of SAS statistical software.
Excellent communication, problem solving and strong presentation skills are crucial for success in this role, as are high levels of self-motivation, creativity and a positive, ‘can-do’, attitude.
This position may include up to 5% travel.
Interested to apply or keen to know more? Visit the careers page on www.lilly.com.au
For further questions contact:
Tanya Lupica – Talent Acquisition Consultant
02 9325 4607

Title Postdoctoral research associate position available in the Marine Genomics Project in Korea
Salary commensurate with experience
Location Seoul in South Korea
Job Information

The Marine Genome 100+ Korea project, a newly initiated, large-scale marine genomics project, aims to determine whole genome sequences and transcriptomes of > 100 selected marine species. The research team is seeking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic person (postdoc or senior research associate, depending on one’s research career or achievement) who is able to work as one of our research team member.

The candidate will be primarily involved in analysis of NGS (Next Generation Sequencing) data particularly from marine invertebrates using phylogenomics and comparative genomics approaches. The ideal candidate should have finished — a PhD in bioinformatics, with experience in the analysis of Next Generation Sequencing data.

The candidate will be responsible for:

  • Managing NGS data and analyses
  • Proactively identifying and incorporating new algorithms and technology to automate the analysis of marine genomes and to extend the features of existing analysis pipeline
  • Participating in a team of scientists to offer bioinformatics, genomics, transcriptomics and other omics solutions
  • Training research staffs on the use of relevant bioinformatics software and tools

The successful candidate is required to possess the following:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Genomics, Marine Biology or related field and experiences in two or more of the following areas: comparative genomics, transcriptome sequencing analysis, phylogenetic analysis, and/or genome wide association studies;
  • Experience with bioinformatics analyses, including programming in any scripting language (e.g. PERL or Python) and ability to handle a large data set efficiently using scripts, particularly in the analysis of NGS data;
  • Experienced skill for commercial and open-source bioinformatics tools and various public genomic databases;
  • Genome assembly of de novo genomes;
  • Knowledge of statistical software tools and packages (e.g. R);
  • Evidence of excellence in research and high productivity.

Applicants should send a short research statement (including past, present, and future goals), CV, and the names and email addresses of at least 3 potential references as a single pdf file to Prof. Joong-Ki Park (Project PI: E-mail: jkpark@ewha.ac.kr).

Location Durham, NC, U.S.A.
Job Information

SCYNEXIS is currently recruiting scientists to work in our parasitology drug discovery group. They  are looking for people to develop assays, test experimental compounds, and work with a multidisciplinary team to find new antiparasitic drugs, primarily aimed for control of helminths and arthropods. We are interested in candidates with a Ph.D. and postgraduate experience, particularly if they have experience working in a pharmaceutical or biotech company, although we welcome applications from outstanding candidates at all levels.

Please contact Dr Bakela Nare,    (bakela.nare@scynexis.com or 919.206.7287), or send their c.v. to the address below.

Bakela Nare, PhD
Director of Biology


3501-C Tricenter Blvd
Durham, NC   27713

Attn.: Human Resources


Title PhD in Molecular Parasitology Ticks and Tick-Borne Disease
Salary A stipend of ~$30K per annum is available to Australian and New Zealand students in addition to some relocation expenses.
Location Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia
Job Information

Are you interested in discovering and characterising pathogens using cutting-edge molecular techniques?   Would you like to know more about vector-borne diseases and learn advanced next generation sequencing and bioinformatics in a vibrant research group at Murdoch University?   We are studying potentially pathogenic microorganisms in ticks that have been collected Australia-wide from people and animals, and from the environment.   The research spans microscope-based parasitological techniques through to advanced molecular biology using the ion semiconductor (Ion Torrent) platform for deep sequencing and metagenomics of bacterial and protozoal organisms.   Successful applicants will be involved in fieldwork and in the lab. We seek an enthusiastic PhD student to be involved with every aspect of this highly relevant and exciting research that is fully-funded by an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant.

Please contact Associate Professor Peter Irwin, Vector- and Water-borne Pathogen Research Group, School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University, South Street, MURDOCH, WA 6150, or email: P.Irwin@murdoch.edu.au, with your CV if you would like to obtain more information.