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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Biotechnology - 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 University of New South Wales (Australia) is a member of the Group of Eight (GO8) coalition of Australian research intensive universities and consistently ranks globally in the top 100 for all key metrics including grant success, publications and teaching quality. We have been active in biotechnology research and teaching since the early 1960’s and 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 research of our 34 academic staff in BABS fall within four key strengths: molecular medicine; infectious disease; systems and cellular biology; or environmental biotechnology. The School’s four teaching majors are biotechnology, microbiology, molecular cell biology and genetics. Our research and teaching efforts are supported by a comprehensive team of 47 research staff, 130 research students and 20 technical and administrative staff.

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 to recruit a first class scholar in the field of biotechnology to undertake world class research within the School and deliver high quality education into our Biotechnology program. Applicants with expertise in translational science, synthetic biology, environmental biotechnology, medical biotechnology are encouraged to apply. Previous collaboration or employment in industry and success in ARC Linkage grants will be highly valued.

In addition, BABS hosts the Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics, which has facilities for next generation sequencing, and the Systems Biology Initiative, which is supported by high-performance computing facilities, including national supercomputers. Our researchers also have access to modern 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. Current new building and renovation initiatives will see all BABS research efforts and laboratory classes taking place in new facilities by the end of 2017.

UNSW has a strong innovation and entrepreneurial culture which is well supported by our commercialisation arm, UNSW Innovations (, the Michael Crouch Innovation Centre ( and new opportunities with the development of the Torch Innovation Precinct (

For more information about the School, please visit:

About the successful applicant

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

To be successful in this role you will:

  • have an outstanding research record in biotechnology.
  • be actively carrying out research in your specialist field and publishing in influential and high-impact scholarly journals and/or generating patents.
  • have proven success in attracting funding from competitive granting bodies and/or industry.
  • have a demonstrated ability to engage in collaborative research within their research discipline and potentially with industry partners.
  • have an excellent record in teaching and supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • have an interest in developing teaching within the Biotechnology program.
  • 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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PhD scholarship (Bioinformatics) - Kirby Institute for Infection and immunity, UNSW

Project Description An exciting opportunity is available at the Viral Immunology Systems Program (VISP) at the Kirby Institute at the University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia.

A PhD scholarship is available to undertake research on T cell responses in human infections using systems biology and immune-virology approaches.

The specific aim of this project is to apply single cell techniques to identify new gene and surface protein signatures of T cell sub-populations associated with successful establishment of long-term immunological protection.

Applications are invited from talented students from quantitative disciplines with background in either Physics, Statistics Mathematics, or computationally based disciplines: computer science, bioinformatics.

Further information about VISP can be found at:

Funding Notes

The scholarship is supported by the UNSW Scientia Fellowship Program, which includes a PhD stipend of AU $40,000 per annum, as well as tuition fees. The scholarship is up to 4 years.

Selection Criteria

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. Meet the minimum PhD entry requirements of UNSW Australia Demonstrate active research activity with evidence of scientific publications.

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Software Developer (Bioinformatics) - Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

The Software Developer (Bioinformatics) will be involved in the development of computational pipelines for clinical sequencing and cancer trials. The pipeline analyses DNA sequence data to determine the presence of genetic variation (mutations) in patient samples. It calls upon a variety of bioinformatics tools and orchestrates their activity on high-performance computing systems. The successful applicant will join an existing team of software developers and bioinformaticians and work with the Peter MacCallum molecular pathology team. The Software Developer will contribute to the design and construction of a robust software system with exacting performance and quality requirements. They will work closely with developers of PathOS, a database and web application that provides laboratory scientists, curators and clinicians with a decision support system for processing the pipeline outputs.

This position is a 12 month fixed term full time opportunity and will commence ASAP.

Applicants must also address in a supporting attachment all Essential – Experience/Qualifications as listed in the position description.

For further information about this opportunity, please review the position description or contact us for a confidential discussion.

Peter Mac offers its employees the following benefits: Salary Packaging, Employee Assistance Program, Central City Location, Training and Development Program

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PhD scholarship and summer scholarship in Bioinformatics - Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Sydney

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

More information about scholarships can be found here:

Our laboratories are currently offering the following scholarships:

PhD scholarship (Multiple): Bachelor’s degree with honours in bioinformatics, computer science, statistics, science, engineering or a relevant quantitative field. 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 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.

Summer scholarship / internship (Multiple): We invite applicants with good computer programming skills, especially students from IT, software engineering, biomedical engineering, computer engineering, or related disciplines. Candidates with prior experience in bioinformatics or biology are highly encouraged to apply. The positions are open to all Australian citizens, permanent residents and overseas students who have a valid visa that permits them to work full time during the summer holiday. We are looking for candidates who want to work for 6-12 weeks during the summer. A stipend of $300 per week will be paid to successful applicants.

For enquiry, please contact Dr Joshua Ho

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Bioinformatician (2 positions): Metabolomics Australia, The University of Melbourne

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute Faculty of Science
Salary: $66,809 – $90,657 p.a. (Level A) (*PhD entry Level A.6 $84,458 p.a.) or $95,434 – $113,323 p.a. (Level B) plus 9.5% superannuation
Level of appointment is subject to the appointee's qualifications and experience.
The objective of MA is to provide state-of-the-art metabolomics services to Australian researchers (from academia, industry and Government) with supporting computational and data storage capacity. This position will be based at the Bio21 Institute node of MA.
The Bioinformatician is an Academic Specialist involved in delivering analytical metabolomics services to MA clients. You will be actively involved in fostering partnerships with external scientists and organisations, encouraging collaborative research projects requiring specialist expertise, and performing data processing and analytical services. You will be expected to interact closely with MA analytical and bioinformatics teams to develop and apply bioinformatics tools and metabolomics methodology. You will also provide specialised support in relation to training of MA clients.