About UsAt LIC we value the NZ farming industry and are proud of our successful contribution to this sector. We’ll do whatever it takes to support and grow our farmer community – our customers are key to how we do business. Our vision is to improve prosperity and the productivity of our farmers; and we want great people to join us on our journey.We have an exciting opportunity for a Scientist in Bioinformatics in our Research and Development team. This role is a part of a world leading research group looking generating many terabytes of DNA sequence and genotype data each year. We are looking for a system administrator to ensure this data is used to its potential. If you enjoy streamlining processing pipelines and have an interest in genetics and/or bioinformatics, then this job is for you.Based in Hamilton, you would be part of our Research and Development team who are working on many aspects of genomics, breeding scheme design, semen quality, animal health, statistics, machine learning, pasture measurement from satellite, and supports the wider LIC business. At LIC we pride ourselves on ensuring that our teams are exposed to the knowledge and experience that they will need to be a successful and important part of our team: Training and ongoing developmentAttractive salary packageWork tools to do your job About YouApplicants will display the following attributes: Strong linux systems administrationExperience with one or more of python, java, C, R or related languagesHave experience utilising high-performance computing resourcesPassion for learning and wanting to develop their biology & genetics knowledgeExperience in analysis of whole genome sequence and SNP chip genotypes is desirableInterest in applying your bioinformatics skills to genetic, genomic, metagenomics, reproduction and epigenetic research questions and analytical modellingThe ability to work and communicate as part of a teamLeadership skills will be an advantage Excellent written, interpersonal, and organisational skills To be successful at LIC means you will thrive in a fast-paced, busy environment and you will be adaptable to change. You will also enjoy working within a team of dedicated individuals, and have a professional approach when working with a wide array of customers.