Junior Team Leader, Systems Epidemiology

Junior Team Leader, Systems Epidemiology

Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

Melbourne, Australia

This newly created role will play an integral part in the Systems Epidemiology Laboratory as the Junior Team Leader and second in charge to the Laboratory Head, Professor Mika Ala-Korpela.

In this role you will be expected to:

  • Provide senior support to the Laboratory Head in supervising the people in the team and also in the strategic planning of new projects and grant applications.
  • Assisting with preparation of grant applications where relevant.
  • Assisting with and conducting high-quality research leading to international peer-reviewed publications in leading journals.
  • Supervision of research support staff involved in that research.
  • Guidance in the research effort of junior members or research-only staff in their area.
  • Contribution to the preparation, or where appropriate individual preparation, of research proposal submissions to funding bodies.
  • Involvement in professional activities including attendance at conferences and seminars in field of expertise.
  • Administrative functions primarily connected with area of research.
  • Co-supervision, or where appropriate supervision, of major honours or post-graduate research projects in field of expertise.
  • Attendance at meetings associated with research and / or membership of a limited number of committees.
  • Organising data, research and analysis procedures.
  • Participating in the development of general goals for the research project and in the planning of the field and/or laboratory work; planning and coordinating the work of laboratory assistants, graduate students, programmers and other support personnel; and serving as a consultant to the project director, grant principals, and staff.
  • Proactive attendance at team meetings and attendance at all relevant seminars and staff meetings.
    To succeed in this role, you will have:
  • A PhD in a quantitative discipline (such as bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, statistics or epidemiology) and/or health science discipline (such as biochemistry, molecular biology or genetics/genomics).
  • Expert practical and theoretical knowledge of quantitative metabolomics and metabolic profiling in large-scale epidemiology
  • Expert (practical and theoretical) knowledge of quantitative biomarkers in large-scale epidemiology
  • Expert practical and theoretical knowledge of genetics/GWAS
  • Expert practical and theoretical knowledge of combining multiple omics data (metabolomics, proteomics, genetics) in large-scale epidemiology
  • Expert practical and theoretical knowledge of Mendelian randomization
    Broad knowledge of non-communicable diseases, particularly type 2 diabetes and CVD.
  • Research experience in genetics, genomics, computational biology, metabolomics or bioinformatics including significant experience in the statistical or computational analysis of large human genomic and/or metabolomics datasets.
  • Experience in the management, processing and quality control of large datasets.
  • Previous experience in coordinating activities of students and junior staff.
  • A high level of interpersonal skills, which enable the appointee to liaise effectively with a wide range of people at a variety of levels internal and external to the Baker Institute.
  • Demonstrated ability to use Unix-based systems, computing clusters and related queuing systems, modern scripting/programming languages including R.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and contribute to high impact research publications.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines without compromising close attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Proven ability to work as a member of a team as well as autonomously without close supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to take initiative and to improve and enhance existing systems and procedures (quality assurance).
  • A high level of independence and initiative, and demonstrated ability to consistently produce high quality results.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and comply with privacy requirements.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

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