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Research Fellow in Energy-based Systems Biology - Systems Biology Laboratory, University of Melbourne

Salary: $66,809* – $90,657 p.a. Level A (*PhD Entry Level $84,458 p.a.) or $95,434 – $113,323 p.a. Level B

The project will be supervised by Prof. Edmund Crampin and Prof. Peter Gawthrop (Melbourne School of Engineering).

Start date negotiable, although available to start immediately. Appointment will be initially for two years, with possibility of renewal contingent on satisfactory performance, progress in carrying out the assigned duties, and mutual agreement. Salary is commensurate with experience. Applications can be submitted through the University of Melbourne website (links below) however informal enquiries can be directed to Professor Edmund J. Crampin (email:

The Research Fellow will undertake research to develop an energy-based approach to modelling cellular processes. Most current systems biology models consider networks of biochemical reactions in terms of fluxes, or reaction rates. This provides a very incomplete description as it ignores the flow of energy through the system. Energy is fundamental to all biological systems and processes. The aim of the research project is to develop new approaches with which to represent energy flows in biochemical processes, in addition to fluxes, using bond graphs. In particular this approach will be applied to analysis of heart cells, as part of the ‘cardiac cell physiome’ project. Desirable skills include experience working with large systems of nonlinear ODEs, knowledge of and interest in thermodynamics, familiarity with markup languages (such as CellML and SBML).

DEADLINE:  14 May 2017
University of Melbourne Job no: 0043120


Research Fellow (Pathogen Genomics) - University of Sydney 

Research Fellow – Pathogen Genomics Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity Sydney Medical School – Westmead (Reference no. 579/0317)

  • Join an organisation that encourages progressive thinking.
  • Be valued for your exceptional knowledge and experience in pathogen genomics
  • Full-time fixed term for three years; further offers possible dependent upon funding and need

About the opportunity

The Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity (MBI) is a multidisciplinary, multi-faculty Institute with members based on the University of Sydney's Westmead, Camperdown and Camden campuses. Its goal is to reduce the impact of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases on human and animal health. The institute combines research, educational and policy development strengths in clinical infectious diseases, epidemiology, public health microbiology, animal health, social sciences, media studies and biosecurity, together with a strong record of development and capacity building in the Asia-Pacific.

We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to perform primary research on the genomics and bioinformatics of human fungal disease including the evolution of antifungal resistance leading to new diagnostics and prognostics for clinical and public health application. You will utilise state-of-the-art genomic and meta-genomic techniques to determine the fungal cause of human infectious disease. In particular, you will utilize bulk DNA and RNA shotgun sequencing, including RNA-Seq based techniques, as well as ITS 1 & 2 amplicon-based sequencing, to reveal the fungal composition of human clinical samples, and determine correlates with antifungal resistance. You will link with genomics, bioinformatics and mycology researchers across the University of Sydney and at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research and with the translational research group in the NSW Pathogenomics Unit located in the Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research, Westmead. The position will be based at the Westmead Institute of Medical Research and the University of Sydney.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. We see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a dedicated researcher who has:

  • research experience in next-generation sequencing, metagenomics and bioinformatics
  • a track record in pathogen genomics and bioinformatics
  • demonstrated ability to conduct research/scholarly activities under limited supervision either independently or as a member of a team
  • high level oral and written communication skills
  • evidence of an ability to work both independently and co-operatively with others, and to provide leadership
  • a PhD in biomedical science, genomics or bioinformatics experience commensurate with appointment at Research Fellow level
  • previous experience in collaborative research programmes (desirable).


About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across 9 campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 47,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

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

Closing date: 11pm 10 May 2017

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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


Research Fellow in Cardiac Systems Biology - University of Melbourne

Salary: $66,809* – $90,657 p.a. Level A (*PhD Entry Level $84,458 p.a.) or $95,434 – $113,323 p.a. Level B, plus 9.5% superannuation. Level of appointment will be commensurate with the qualifications and relevant experience of the successful appointee.

The Research Fellow in Cardiac Systems Biology will undertake research to develop a mathematical model of calcium signalling in heart cells. This research will contribute to an Australian government ARC Discovery project entitled “How does calcium make the heart grow?” awarded to Professor Edmund Crampin and Dr Vijay Rajagopal. The aim of the research project is to use mathematical modelling to gain understanding of the mechanisms that control heart cell growth.

The Research Fellow in Cardiac Systems Biology will join the Systems Biology Laboratory; a multi-investigator collaborative research group at the University of Melbourne, based at the School of Mathematics and Statistics and in the new Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Melbourne School of Engineering. The Systems Biology Laboratory is directed by Professor Edmund Crampin. More information about the Systems Biology Laboratory and its constituent research groups can be found at the website:

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Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellows at UTS

UTS is seeking applications from outstanding early career researchers for our most prestigious fellowship scheme. The Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme develops research, teaching and learning, management and communication skills to shape the next generation of leading academics at UTS.
Applications in the areas of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology are strongly encouraged.
The CPDRF scheme offers:
  • a four-year combination research and teaching appointment
  • Academic Salary Level B, Step 2 ($99,924 base salary as of 1 May 2017) plus 17 per cent employer-provided superannuation contribution
  • research project funding of up to A$50,000
As well as further opportunities to:
  • access international researcher development funds, and
  • convert to a continuing academic position following the fellowship period

Postdoctoral fellows will be expected to engage in high quality research projects, produce high quality outputs, and contribute to existing and emerging teaching and learning areas relevant to UTS.


Senior Bioinformatician & Bioinformatician - South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)

  • Working within the Genomics Core Facility located in the SAHMRI Cancer Theme
  • Market competitive remuneration including access to excellent salary packaging
  • Full time, fixed term for a period of up to 2 years

The David R Gunn Genomics Suite is a new genomics core facility located within the Cancer Theme at the new South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) in Adelaide, Australia. The facility is equipped with all the equipment expected in a modern genomics facility including three Illumina sequencers and facilities for single-cell analyses. The facility supports researchers across all of the seven SAHMRI Themes and external partners to perform a range of genomics studies including Whole Genome Sequencing, mRNAseq, microRNAseq, Exome sequencing, ChIPseq, and 16S rRNA microbiome profiling. Bioinformatics analysis of the massive amounts of data generated in these experiments is supported by a new SAHMRI-based high-performance computing cluster.

The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) is hiring, a Senior Bioinformatician & Bioinformatician to work with The James and Diana Ramsay Foundation, within the Genomics Core Facility located in the SAHMRI Cancer Theme.

Senior Bioinformatician

This position will lead the development and implementation of new and established computational methods and pipelines for the analysis and interpretation of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data within SAHMRI.


This position will provide guidance and support for staff working on NGS projects across the themes. Active collaboration with NGS based research projects and expansion of the general bioinformatics and genomics knowledge base is expected (e.g. by running tutorials, workshops, etc).

To Apply

To apply and for a copy of the position description for the respective roles, please visit the SAHMRI careers page and select the position you wish to apply for.

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