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A career path in bioinformatics at VCCRI - multiple positions

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (VCCRI), established in 1994, is recognised as an international centre of excellence in biomedical research, with a focus on heart disease and cardiovascular biology.

Applications are invited from those with a strong interest in bioinformatics and statistical genetics to join our rapidly expanding bioinformatics research program at the VCCRI, led by Dr Joshua Ho and Dr Eleni Giannoulatou. More details about our research activities can be found on our website  We seek to fill the following positions:

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (1-2 positions): PhD/DPhil/MD in the fields of computational biology, bioinformatics, statistical genetics, or a relevant quantitative field with a demonstrated aptitude for bioinformatics research. Strong candidates with relevant previous postdoctoral experience may be considered for a senior postdoctoral position.

Bioinformatician (1-2 positions): Bachelor’s degree in bioinformatics, computer science, statistics, science, engineering or a relevant quantitative field.

PhD students (Multiple): Bachelor’s degree with honours in bioinformatics, computer science, statistics, science, engineering or a relevant quantitative field. A successful candidate is expected to be competitive for an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) or a similar scholarship. A successful candidate will be offered a top up scholarship of $6,000 per annum. The top candidate will also be eligible for the competitive VCCRI PhD scholarship which is worth an additional $10,000 per annum.

For all positions, good programming skill in at least one language (e.g., R, Perl, C++ or Java) is essential. Previous experience in analysis of next generation sequencing data is highly desirable. A generous salary and employer contribution to superannuation will be provided to successful applicants commensurate with their qualification and experience.


Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae to HR Manager Maria Voukenas at


Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. All interested candidates are encouraged to submit an application before 30th October 2015.