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Curation Scientist | Precision Oncology

The University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research (UMCCR) is seeking a Curation Scientist to join a joint UMCCR-Epworth team developing rapid cancer diagnostic solutions for challenging hematological and solid malignancies. An experienced and motivated cancer biologist is sought to drive variant annotation and reporting strategies. The role will be responsible for interpretive and curation reporting of the genomic analysis generated by the UMCCR Genomics Platform team, to haematologists and oncologists.

Applications are open until 3 April 2020 via UniMelb Jobs.

Genomics Postdoctoral Fellow | Precision Oncology

The UMCCR has recently initiated the Cancers of Unmet Need Initiative, a collaborative program between Illumina and University of Melbourne to scale up rapid cancer genome interpretation for challenging patients. We are seeking a motivated researcher to join these rapid genome/transcriptome sequencing activities and develop new approaches to patient profiling. The position involves close collaboration with the UMCCR Clinical Genomics Platform and industry partners.

Applications are open until 5 April 2020 via UniMelb Jobs.

Cancer is a key research theme in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS), with opportunities for honours, graduate research and short course programs within a number of departments, for leaders and future leaders in cancer.

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The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences offers an extensive range of scholarships and bursaries to undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students. Any open scholarships specific to the University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research will be listed here.

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