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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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Bioinformatics Research Officer, SAHMRI, Adelaide

Purpose of the Position

The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) in Adelaide, Australia is now seeking applications for a bioinformatics/computational biology researcher to work on collaborative projects between the SAHMRI Infection and Immunity Theme and the Cancer Theme. Prior experience in at least some of the following areas is essential: analysis of next generation sequencing (NGS) data; network and pathway biology; cancer systems biology; machine learning methods and experience in biomarker discovery and validation. The successful candidate will work as part of a team that includes both computational biologists and wet-lab scientists investigating the immune system and cancer from a systems biology perspective. Active collaboration and the ability to manage multiple difference projects simultaneously is essential. An initial 2 year full-time contract is available, potentially renewable.

SAHMRI: is a new $250 million state-of-the-art medical research facility with excellent core facilities and services, including a high-performance computing cluster. SAHMRI is located in the new $3 billion biomedical precinct in the Adelaide central business district, close to all the amenities of the city. Adelaide boasts a Mediterranean climate, beautiful beaches and is within an hour’s drive of world-class wine regions including the Barossa Valley.

Key Responsibilities

  • Implement and develop efficient pipelines for the analysis of a wide range of NGS based data and where necessary develop new custom bioinformatics methods and/or pipelines.
  • Implement machine learning based approaches to identify novel biomarkers of disease based on NGS data.
  • Provide collaborative support to others in the group/theme with bioinformatics components of their projects.
  • Lead or assist with drafting publications relating to the projects.
  • Assist in the smooth running of projects and the wider group (e.g. some light sys admin work).
  • Contribute to development of competitive funding applications.


  • MSc or PhD in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Physics, Statistics or other relevant discipline.

Essential Experience, Knowledge and Skills

  • A strong track record in bioinformatics as evidenced by prior publications in high impact journals in the field.
  • Advanced programming skills in several of the following: Python, R, C++, Perl, SQL, Java.
  • Prior experience working in genomics/NGS bioinformatics
  • Demonstrated experience in the downstream integrative analysis of omics data (e.g. pathway, network analyses).
  • Prior experience working in a high performance computing environment.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and communication skills.
  • Must be highly collaborative, be a strong team player and be able to manage multiple ongoing projects.

To obtain a copy of the position description please visit    

For more information, please contact Associate Prof. David Lynn, EMBL Australia Group Leader via email 

Applications close: 24 August 2016 at 5:00pm 


Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Statistical Genomics - University of Melbourne

School of Mathematics and Statistics Faculty of Science The University of Melbourne, Australia

Salary: AUD95,434 – AUD 113,323 p.a. (Level B) or AUD 116,901 – AUD 134,792 p.a. (Level C), plus 17% superannuation. Level of appointment is subject to the appointee's research record, qualifications and experience.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics is seeking to expand its expertise in Statistical Genomics. In particular, the successful applicant will contribute to the School's research related to Statistical Genomics, which is under the broad leadership of Professor David Balding. Employment Type: Full-time (continuing) position

Enquiries only to:

Professor David Balding
Tel: +61 3 8344 3730

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Bioinformatics - CSIRO

  • Be mentored by Australia’s finest scientific researchers at CSIRO
  • Contribute to cutting-edge research with global impact
  • Collaborate with our research partners at the Macquarie Motor Neurone Disease Research Centre

The position: This is a great opportunity for you to undertake innovative research in clinical bioinformatics and statistical genetics with Australia’s premier researchers at CSIRO. As a Postdoctoral Fellow with CSIRO Health and Biosecurity, you will have a unique opportunity to translate your research into practice with impact on both Australian and international e-Health programmes.

The successful candidate for this role will be highly motivated, enthusiastic and ready to make a significant contribution to the genetics and genomics aspects of a recently funded NHMRC team grant. The Postdoctoral Fellow will work closely with researchers from CSIRO’s Transformational Bioinformatics Team as well as with research colleagues at the Macquarie Motor Neurone Disease Research Centre. The research aims to elucidate the genetic component of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as motor neurone disease (MND).

Make a hands-on contribution to solving the research challenges in processing raw data from large-cohort whole genome sequencing, DNA methylation and gene expression datasets. Develop methodologies using traditional high-performance compute parallelization strategies and novel BigData approaches (e.g. Spark) to clarify molecular function or support the genomic engineering of animal models. Liaise with other international contributors to Project MinE to coordinate analysis pipelines.

Sydney has a vibrant and cosmopolitan atmosphere and is one of the world’s most loved cities. With exquisite dining, unique cultural activities, spectacular sightseeing and a number of idyllic beaches within easy reach, Sydney is a green, global and connected city. The North Ryde Site is well located and has a family friendly work environment. Child-care facilities are on site and CSIRO offers the option of salary-sacrificing child-care fees. The role provides excellent career development via our structured postdoctoral program, as well as professional support including ‘Women in Science’ activities and opportunities to collaborate with World-leading MND researchers.

We are looking to fill this role and get you settled in as soon as possible, so be sure to click on the “Position Details” link when you get to the CSIRO Careers page to see specific duties and selection criteria. Apply today!

Location: North Ryde (Sydney) New South Wales
Salary: AU $78K to AU $88K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: 3 year term
Ref No.: 24162

We recommend that you view the Position Details for this role before preparing your application

At CSIRO we invent the future. We do this by using science and technology to solve real issues. Our solutions make a difference to industry, people and the planet. As Australia’s national science agency we’ve been pushing the edge of what’s possible for almost 90 years. Today we have thousands of talented people working across Australia and internationally. Our people work closely with industry and communities to leave a lasting legacy. Collectively, our innovation and excellence places us in the top ten applied research agencies in the world. We Collaborate to Innovate.

Owing to terms of the fellowship, candidates must not have more than 3 years of relevant Postdoctoral experience.

Applications close Sunday 14 August, 2016 (11:59pm AEST)

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