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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.

Junior Research Fellow (Bioinformatics and Human Genetics ) - Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania

The Junior Research Fellow will be involved in studies of the genetic susceptibility to a range of diseases, primarily eye and neurological disease.

The role involves:

  • Bioinformatics analysis of genomics data, including demonstrating and training students in genomics analysis techniques.
  • Assist with management of genetics computing resources and undertake administrative and other research related duties for the Genetics Research Group.
  • Make an effective and sustained contribution to the University in achieving its strategic objectives and fulfilling its operational responsibilities.
  • Participate in academic activities within the Institute, including academic meetings and research planning.

You will be employed on a full-time fixed-term basis for 2 years.­

To be considered, you will have:

  • A PhD in bioinformatics/genetics/genomics or related field (or equivalent).
  • Experience in the analysis of genomics data including practical experience with high performance computing for the analysis of genome and exome sequencing data.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to negotiate and communicate effectively with a range of people and organisations.
  • High degree of adaptability and flexibility with the ability to self-direct and use personal judgement, initiative and problem-solving abilities.

Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level A and will have a total remuneration package of up to $101,328 comprising base salary within the range of $64,826 to $86,606 plus 17% superannuation.

For further information about this position please contact Dr Jac Charlesworth

Please note, your application must as a minimum include your resume, a cover letter and your responses to the position/selection criteria. The position description for this role is available on the University of Tasmania website.

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Bioinformatician - Australian National University

The John Curtin School of Medical Research is seeking a skilled Bioinformatician with genomics, transcriptomics and high-performance computing experience to work with the ANU Bioinformatics Consultancy (ABC). The ABC is a fee-for-service bioinformatics group tasked with providing analyses from established pipelines; custom coding; teaching and consultancy, on projects from medical, agricultural, conservation and environmental research areas. The successful applicant will be required to extensively interact with researchers at ANU, CSIRO and other Australian and international institutions to identify, evaluate and implement computational techniques that will enhance the research of the ABC and its clients.

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