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Research Associate

Private Company - Bentley, WA

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


About us

The Sharma Lab at Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and Curtin Medical School focuses on the triquetra of early development, regeneration, and cancer. We are interested in understanding the developmental origin of cancer by uncovering the similarities between embryogenesis and tumor development. 

More details about the research in Sharma lab and publications can be found at

In this role you will…

We are seeking an outstanding candidate who is interested in applying computational/machine learning approaches to solve cutting-edge problems in tumor evolution and ecosystem. The Research Associate is expected to work closely with experimental collaborators in lab to analyse single cell RNA-seq, sc-ATAC-seq, and Spatial transcriptomic data as well as develop new computational methods to integrate these datasets.

We are looking for someone with…

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science/Statistics/Biology
  • Demonstrated relevant subject/discipline knowledge and knowledge and experience in relevant research techniques.
  • Demonstrated competency in a range of qualitative and quantitative research tasks.
  • Emerging research track record/potential to conduct quality research and contribute productively to research teams under supervision.
  • Demonstrated high level organisational skills.
  • Demonstrated high level communication and interpersonal skills with a commitment to the development of a collegial and supportive working environment and the ability to interact with students and staff with cross cultural sensitivity.
  • Expertise in coding (Python/R/MetLab) and software development are encouraged to apply.

Inclusion and Diversity at Curtin

We are committed to ensuring that Curtin has an inclusive environment, free from harassment, in which all students, staff and the community feel respected, valued and welcome.

We have received recognition in this area:

  • Voted one of Australia’s Inclusive Employers for 2019-2020 (Diversity Council of Australia).
  • Have become one of the first Universities to receive accreditation for an Elevated Reconciliation Action Plan.
  • Achieved Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation (2018-2020).
  • Voted 16th best workplace for new dads in Australia (HBF - Direct Advice for Dads, 2019).

Next steps

Please apply on-line with a cover letter and resume to enable us to assess your suitability for the role. If you require reasonable accommodation to participate in the recruitment process please advise in your cover letter.

To view a copy of the role’s Position Description, please copy and paste the following link into your browser:


Applications close: 9PM, Tuesday 16th March 2021

Contact details

If you have a query in relation to the application process please contact our careers team on curtincareers@curtin.edu.au or call Lisa Kirkpatrick on 08 92664292.

If you would like to speak to a technical specialist please contact Ankur Sharma on Ankur.Sharma@curtin.edu.au


Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time.