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Program Leader in Bioinformatics - Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute

We are seeking an innovative investigator with a strong research background in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology to lead an independent research program within the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (VCCRI), Sydney, Australia. (See the advert on

The VCCRI is an independent research organization committed to excellence in both basic and translational biomedical research. The VCCRI is affiliated with the University of New South Wales (UNSW), and a member of the St. Vincent’s Research Precinct that also involves the Garvan Institute for Medical Research and the St. Vincent’s Centre for Applied Medical Research.

Preference will be given to individuals applying next generation sequencing or other high throughput technologies and bioinformatics and computational tools to identify alleles, genes and pathways contributing to common disease.

The successful candidate will be provided with office and support space, and significant financial support to rapidly establish their program, and will be eligible for an academic appointment at UNSW.

Your research program might focus on one or more of the following areas, closely linked with experimental science within the VCCRI: mutation detection, transcriptional regulation, epigenetics, transcriptomics, noncoding RNAs, imprinting, disease susceptibility, structural variation, evolution. The successful applicant will be expected to lead a vigorous independent research program, maintain extramural research funding, and participate in graduate and postdoctoral training.

PhD/DPhil/MD in the fields of computational biology, genetics or genomics. Candidates will have expertise that includes high throughput data generation and analysis, excellent verbal and written communication skills, relevant research and teaching experience, a record of high quality peer-reviewed publications, and a strong interest in innovative and interactive research.

If you have any questions about this position please reach out to Sheryl Maharaj in the first instance via

Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, statement of research interest and names of three references to

Applications will be accepted until 31 October 2012.

The VCCRI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and boasts a record of gender parity at all levels of the organization.

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