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Senior Bioinformatician / Computational Biologist - QFAB Bioinformatics

Working at the interface of molecular biology and data science, the position requires the mastering of computational techniques to increase the insights obtainable from high-throughput measurement platforms in biology that include microarrays, next generation sequencing and proteomics profiling.

The types of analysis include but are not limited to:

  • Genome assembly and annotations
  • Transcriptome and pathways analysis
  • Metagenomics analysis

Statistical analysis, data mining and modelling of omics and other experimental data

The position involves gathering research requirements, developing research proposals and delivering efficient solutions. A high degree of autonomy and professionalism is required.


To discuss this role please contact Dr Dominique Gorse on +61 7 3346 2624 or Apply through UQ JOBS to submit an application for this role (job number 499601). Applications Close: 27 November 2016.

About QFAB Bioinformatics

QFAB Bioinformatics is a leading provider of bioinformatics, biostatistics and biodata services for life science and clinical research. Working closely with researchers, we apply data management, integration, analysis and visualisation techniques to maximise the value of large-scale biological and clinical datasets. We are based at the University of Queensland, Brisbane – Australia (

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Research Associate / Research Fellow (Clinical Pharmacology / Toxicology) - University of Sydney

Sydney Medical School Reference no. 1785/1016

  • Work with internationally renowned experts
  • Key role in collaborative NHMRC research program
  • Full-time or part-time flexibility, fixed term for two years, remuneration package: full-time $82K-$139K p.a. which includes base salary, leave loading and up to 17% superannuation

The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7600 permanent staff, supporting over 60,000 students.

We are seeking a number of researchers to support an NHMRC funded Translational Australian Clinical Toxicology (TACT) program grant under Professor Nick Buckley in the Discipline of Pharmacology. The program aims to address research gaps in in key human toxicology issues and ensure rapid translation of these results into practice and regulation. The group has established the two largest clinical cohort studies on poisoning in the world and demonstrated success in prospective case-finding through the Poisons Information Centre network. We also have extensive experience in risk assessment and toxicity modelling.

You will carry out research relating to the group’s work, contribute to presentations and research publications and help build research capacity by assisting in sourcing and securing further funding. You will also have the opportunity to develop your own research ideas within TACT’s program of work.

You will be working with internationally renowned experts, within one of only a few research collaborative groups in the world working in this area. The group includes national and international collaborators as well as overseas research sites in Sri Lanka.

To succeed in securing this role you will have:

  • experience in research project coordination in a related area
  • demonstrated knowledge of research governance and regulation
  • knowledge of research design methods, particularly in epidemiological methodology
  • experience in preparation of scientific publications
  • experience in preparing and submitting ethics applications
  • excellent oral and written communication skills
  • excellent organisation skills.

For appointment at the more senior level you will also have:

  • experience in research project management (desirable)
  • a history of research evidenced by peer reviewed publications
  • demonstrated knowledge of research governance and regulation including ethics
  • experience in writing and submitting grant applications
  • experience in writing scientific publications, particularly peer reviewed journal articles
  • experience with higher degree research student supervision or co-supervision (desirable).

All candidates are expected to have research qualifications (e.g. Hons/MPhil/PhD), or demonstrate equivalent relevant qualifications and experience. A PhD or equivalent is required for appointment at the more senior level.

The appointment would be for an initial term of two years with the possibility of renewal dependent upon funding and need.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

CLOSING DATE: 11pm 20 November 2016

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution, applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are also encouraged.

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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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Data Scientist - Orion Health

We have openings for a Data Scientists to provide data analytics capability that ensures we can create solutions for our Customers that embody precision healthcare: that every individual receives the right care for themselves.

As part of our Research team, you will be at the heart of our precision-driven health partnership with DHBs and universities. Future healthcare will combine all information unique to an individual, and identify prevention and treatment strategies that will be effective for the individual based on genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors.

So as a Data Scientist, you'll be contributing towards designing the future of precision health, mining and analysing increasing volumes of data to produce software tools to optimise the health of each individual. This means our data scientists integrate and analyse medical records, genomic data, device data, social data, and environmental data, discovering what really makes people live healthy lives.

Your key performance areas will be cover the full data science spectrum including obtaining and analysing healthcare-related data sets, communicating with key stakeholders within Orion Health and within our research programme to ensure our solutions achieve the desired outcome for our customers and software and algorithm development including the introduction of machine learning into our products. You'll also ensure our internal systems are composed of leading-edge design and technology.

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Research Officer in Statistical Bioinformatics, WEHI, Melbourne

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI) is Australia's oldest medical research institute, and celebrated its centenary in 2015.  For 100 years we have been making discoveries for humanity, improving the health of people in Australia and around the world.

An opportunity exists for a talented postdoctoral scientist (Research Officer) to join WEHI’s Bioinformatics Division, one of the largest bioinformatics research groups in Australia.

The position will be in the research laboratory of Professor Gordon Smyth. The laboratory develops statistical methodology and computational algorithms for analysing genomic data, with a view to understanding gene expression patterns and gene regulatory mechanisms. The laboratory actively collaborates with biological scientists at the institute and elsewhere on problems relating to stem cells, cancer and immunological disorders. The laboratory routinely analyses data from RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, Hi-C, DNA-seq and other technologies.

The appointee will work on collaborative projects as prioritised by the Laboratory Head and will have the opportunity to develop novel statistical bioinformatic methods as appropriate for these projects. The appointee will work particularly on RNA-seq analysis, evolution and cross-species expression data, breast cancer, blood disorders and stem cells in collaborations with the Molecular Medicine and Stem Cells & Cancer Divisions.

This position would suit a PhD graduate in a relevant discipline such as statistics, mathematics, computer science, computational biology or genetics. The appointee will have strong programming and data analysis skills. Prior experience in genomic research is not essential, but the applicant must be highly motivated to work on problems in medical biology.

The position will be for 2 years in the first instance. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. Up to 17% superannuation and attractive salary packaging options are available.

A position description including key selection criteria is available at SmythLabROPD

Further information about the laboratory is available at:


General enquiries can be directed to Professor Gordon Smyth  -

Written applications should be emailed in PDF format to quoting WEHI/MKGS in the subject line. Applications should include a cover letter, a document addressing each of the key selection criteria, a current resume and contact details of three referees.

Application closing date: Monday 14 November 2016

At the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute we strive to ensure our staff and students enjoy a great working environment. We value diversity and gender equity in our work force and promote flexible working arrangements for staff to balance working requirements and personal needs.


Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Bioinformatics / Systems Biology and/or Medical Genomics (Multiple Positions) - University of New South Wales

  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences (BABS) at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, is seeking to recruit world class scholars with outstanding and recognised research records in Bioinformatics, Systems Biology or Medical Genomics.

Our School, located at the Kensington campus in Sydney, is part of the Faculty of Science. We have an international reputation in biotechnology, molecular and cellular biology, and microbiology. Particular areas of research strength within these fields include proteomics and genomics, gene regulation, metabolism, environmental microbiology and infectious diseases. We currently have combined track (research and teaching) opportunities to join the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences (BABS) in the Faculty of Science located at the Kensington campus in Sydney. The positions available form part of a strategic initiative in Systems-level Biology and Genomics in the School. BABS hosts the Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics, which has world class facilities for sequencing and is arguably Australia’s premier facility for research genomics. BABS is also home to the Systems Biology Initiative, which is supported by high-performance computing facilities, including national supercomputers. Our researchers also have access to outstanding proteomics and metabolomics facilities at the UNSW Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry Facility and the Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre which provide state-of-the-art facilities and services for animal studies; in vivo and ex vivo preclinical imaging; flow cytometry; biochemical, biophysical and chemical analyses; and electron microscopy. We have collaborative links with the Garvan Institute, the Lowy Cancer Research Centre and other biomedical research organisations within and outside Sydney.

For more information about the School, please visit:

About UNSW Australia

UNSW Australia is a research-intensive university ranked in the world’s top 50 (QS 2016) Strong regional and global engagement improving and transforming lives through excellence in research, outstanding education and a commitment to advancing a just society The top university in the state of New South Wales in the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia UNSW is at the cutting edge of academia with a strong and growing international reputation. A global leader in discovery, innovation, impact, education and thought leadership, can make an enormous difference to the lives of people in Australia and around the world. The recently launched UNSW 2025 Strategy is an innovative, ambitious and altruistic agenda, reflecting a conviction across our University to achieve great things for society during the next decade.

About the role

  • Academic level: Lecturer – Senior Lecturer (depending on experience)
  • Lecturer Salary: $98,546 – $116,171 pa plus (+17% superannuation and leave loading)
  • Senior Lecturer Salary: $119,693 – $137,320 pa plus (+17% superannuation and leave loading)
  • Tenure Track Appointment
  • Full-time

We are seeking individuals who have a high quality track record in fundamental and/or translational science who have the vision, experience and capability to excel in an academic leadership role.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • have an outstanding research record in Bioinformatics/Systems Biology or Medical Genomics.
  • show leadership in your specialist field and publish in influential, high-impact journals.
  • have a strong track record in attracting funding from competitive granting bodies and/or industry.
  • have a demonstrated ability to engage in collaborative research within your research discipline, potentially including translational or industry partners.
  • have an excellent record in teaching and supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • have an interest in developing teaching in Bioinformatics/Systems Biology or Medical Genomics.
  • contribute actively to the teaching programs of the School and to the development of blended learning resources.

How to apply

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. You may be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment to this role. Please apply online – applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.

Any enquiries contact: Associate Professor Mark Tanaka E: T: (61 2) 9385 2038

Applications close: Sunday 13 November 2016 (AEST)

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