[BioC] Microarray / HT Biology Position in South Africa

Wolfgang Huber huber at ebi.ac.uk
Wed Feb 7 00:12:40 CET 2007

From: mulder at ebi.ac.uk

For anyone interested in a position in Microarray Bioinformatics and/or
Data mining, see the job advert below.

Postdoctoral position in Microarray Bioinformatics/Data Mining


We offer a post-doctoral level position to a dynamic individual 
interested in working collaboratively on a range of exciting research 
projects that require the application of statistical and data-mining 
techniques for the analysis of microarray and high throughput proteomics 
data. The individual hired for this position will become a member of a 
national initiative to grow high throughput biology in South Africa. 
(S)he will work as part of a team based at the University of Cape Town 
(UCT) and will provide expertise to projects that make use of the newly 
instituted Centre for Proteomics and Genomics Research (CPGR), located 
at the university. This will involve consultation with senior students 
and faculty on data analysis and the provision of intellectual input 
into the design of experiments based at institutions across South Africa 
that make use of the high throughput facilities at UCT. Experience with 
R-Bioconductor would be advantageous, as consultations may involve the 
development of R scripts for a particular analysis. In addition, the 
holder of this position will be encouraged to adopt a leadership role in 
the development of a national working group on the application of 
statistical methods to high throughput biology and, as part of this 
activity, will contribute to the organization and presentation of
training courses in statistics and data-mining. The position includes 
the opportunity to develop new research projects independently or in
collaboration with other researchers at the CPGR or other institutions 
in South Africa, and offers the successful candidate an opportunity to 
get involved in a range of exciting activities.


The position requires experience with data analysis for high-throughput
biology or a quantitative background and a willingness to learn. A 
formal qualification in bioinformatics, applied mathematics or 
statistics as well as good knowledge of microarray experimental design, 
pre-processing and analysis methodologies would be advantageous. Good 
communication skills are also essential.

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to: info at cbio.uct.ac.za

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