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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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Postdoctoral Bioinformatician - Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Applications are invited for a new research position based within the Cancer Genetics and Genomics laboratory (Bowtell laboratory) of the Research Division at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. The Bowtell lab is a leading Australian human cancer genomics group and a major contributor to ovarian cancer research internationally. This project focuses on understanding the genomic landscape of high-grade serous ovarian cancer and how mutations lead to treatment response and resistance. This work has direct clinical application, and the Bowtell lab has a strong reputation for translational findings in ovarian cancer.

The position will involve the analysis of large-scale genomic data through the application of best-practice bioinformatics workflows and the development of innovative methods as required. The position will require a highly motivated and skilled bioinformatician or computational biologist with expertise in the analysis of cancer whole genome sequencing and RNAseq data, integration of genome-wide datasets, competency in programming languages R and/or Python/Perl and experience with working on a high performance-computing cluster. The individual will collaborate very closely with cancer cell and molecular biologists within the Bowtell laboratory to work on joint initiatives but will also be responsible for driving their own specified biological projects. The position is in a research environment that includes a large and interactive group of bioinformaticians and computational biologists in the Bioinformatics Core Facility.


  • A PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, or a quantitative discipline (e.g. computer science, mathematics, or statistics) with very good biology knowledge
  • Demonstrated experience in the analysis of Illumina next-generation sequencing data, DNA copy number and RNA sequencing analysis methods
  • Excellent knowledge of R language and tools available from the bioconductor project for high throughput genomic data analysis

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Postdoctoral position in cardiac cell systems biology

The Cell Structure and Mechanobiology group and the Systems Biology Laboratory at the University of Melbourne are looking for a highly motivated and qualified candidate to develop biophysically and structurally detailed computational models of calcium signaling in cardiomyocytes. Under the guidance of Prof Edmund Crampin and Dr. Vijay Rajagopal, the individual will work in an interdisciplinary team to develop mechanistic insights into the role of subcellular calcium dynamics in diseases such as cardiac hypertrophy and diabetic cardiomyopathy. 
Required Skills and Experience 
  • PhD in computational biology, mathematics, biomedical engineering or related fields.
  • Highly developed skills in computational modeling and/or systems biology
  • Good knowledge and skills in languages, such as R, Python, C++.
  • Evidence of publications in influential, high-impact journals.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team.
Familiarity with one or more of the following would be a plus: finite element modelling, stochastic processes in ion-channel gating, cardiomyocyte physiology.


Interested candidates are requested to send their current CV with a cover letter and a short statement of research interests to



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Post-doctoral position in single cell computational genomics

A post-doctoral position is available in the Lister lab at the University of Western Australia for a computational biologist to undertake research in the area of plant single cell genomics. The research will involve the analysis of large-scale transcriptomic and epigenomic datasets to investigate plant cell identity and dynamics, with a particular focus on sequencing-based single cell resolution analyses. Candidates with a background in computational biology/mathematics/statistics and experience in cell biology and advanced high-throughput genomics are encouraged to apply.

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