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PROFESSOR OF STATISTICAL BIOINFORMATICS
School of Mathematical Sciences

In a joint initiative between the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and
Mathematical Sciences and the Faculty of Sciences, the University of
Adelaide is providing a major boost to its capability in Bioinformatics.
As a key element in this process, the University has established a
Chair of Statistical Bioinformatics within the School of Mathematical
Sciences in the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical
Sciences.  The appointment will be initially for a period of five years.
Applications and expressions of interest in this position are now invited.

You will be expected to provide academic leadership and vision for the
disciplines of Statistics and Bioinformatics within the School of
Mathematical Sciences and to establish active links with the Faculty of
Sciences, the Faculty of Health Sciences and the School of Computer Science
to consolidate the development of Bioinformatics as a key area of strength
within the University.

You should have:

    * an internationally recognised research record in Statistics or
      Biostatistics with evidence of current high quality research in
      Bioinformatics
    * evidence of effectiveness in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
      and supervision
    * a willingness to represent and promote Statistics and Bioinformatics
      both within the University and the wider community
    * a strong commitment to the further development of Bioinformatics
      within the University

The research area of applicants may be in any area of statistical
Bioinformatics, but applicants of high calibre with research interests
in gene expression analysis or statistical genetics, would be preferred.
The School's current research strengths in Statistics, Bioinformatics
and Biostatistics can be perused at

http://www.maths.adelaide.edu.au/Applied/research/reports/

Salary: $106,161 per annum, plus attractive superannuation benefits.
Assistance with removal expenses to Adelaide will be provided.

This fixed-term position is available from 1 January 2005 for an
initial period of five years.

General information concerning the School of Mathematical Sciences may
be found at http://www.maths.adelaide.edu.au.  Further information,
including the selection criteria may be obtained from the Deputy Head
of School, Professor Nigel Bean, telephone: +61 8 8303 5408 or
email: [log in to unmask]

Applications, addressing the selection criteria, quoting the reference
number 12425 and including residency status, names, addresses and/or
email details of three referees, should be forwarded in duplicate to

General Manager, Human Resources,
The University of Adelaide,
South Australia 5005,

by 12 October 2004.