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Data Scientist / Database Engineer


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Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


Job no:506571
Work type:full time
Categories:Information Technology, Science

School of Molecular Sciences - ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology

  • Full--time, fixed-term appointment for 3 years with possible extension
  • Salary range: Level 7; $90,862 - $100,814 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About the team

The Millar Laboratory in the Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology in the School of Molecular Biology specialises in the collection and analysis of large-scale protein mass spectrometry data (proteomics) and other quantitative biological data. We integrate wet lab and computational approaches to develop new understandings of cellular protein dynamics with the ultimate aim of accelerating Australia’s agricultural industry. This work aims to make discoveries about translational and post-translational regulation that underpin protein abundance, protein function and protein degradation and how they relate to the energetic cost of protein dynamics in cellular function and use of cell resources. The laboratory operates in a broader context of molecular life sciences, alongside a larger group of bioinformaticians and wet lab researchers at The University of Western Australia and collaborates with international researchers in aligned areas and industry with interests in research outcomes.

About the opportunity

As the appointee you will under direction from Professor work in a team to develop and deploy new computational approaches for the analysis and visualisation of biological data. You will integrate data resources and identify patterns in large datasets and capture and maintain data generated by the team, take a role in supporting existing databases and processing pipelines and script new programs to integrate data resources and identify patterns in large datasets, and aid staff to build computational analyses to explore quantitative datasets associated with proteins, peptides and protein modifications.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • A degree level qualification in computer science or bioinformatics
  • Experience in MySQL or equivalent, relational database design, deployment and maintenance
  • Experience in the development / deployment of web interfaces to relational databases
  • Some familiarity with all, and strong working knowledge of one of; R, Python, Java
  • Research experience in bioinformatics or systems biology
  • A demonstrated ability to be productive in a team environment
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skill

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description. Please see the position description prior to applying: Position Description -Data Scientist Database Engineer.pdf

1) You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria

Closing date: 11:55pm on Wednesday, 21 April 2021

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.
  • UWA has been awarded Platinum Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2019).
  • UWA has also been awarded Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation in 2020. 

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Applications close: W. Australia Standard Time