Academic Specialist, Bioinformatics

Melbourne, Australia
Tuesday, 22 September 2020
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 7 October 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 9.5% super
Salary: Academic Specialist Level A $73,669 – $99,964 or Academic Specialist Level B $105,232 - $124,958 (level of appointment is subject to candidates' qualifications & experience)

Melbourne Bioinformatics operates at the Parkville Campus of The University of Melbourne and supports researchers who recognise that life science research is fast becoming a data science. Our experts assist with research design and grant applications, advise on computing options, engage in deep research collaborations, develop bioinformatics algorithms and software, create and deliver both online and hands-on bioinformatics training, and deliver the MSc (Bioinformatics) course, as well as supervising PhD and Masters research projects.

Melbourne Bioinformatics collaborates on a range of national and international platform development and digital research infrastructure projects and hosts the Australian BioCommons, a $20m NCRIS-funded digital research infrastructure program for life science research (2019-2023).

This is one of two exciting positions, representing an opportunity for a talented bioinformatician to forge a career in this new frontier. Melbourne Bioinformatics creates an environment for bioinformaticians to work on a range of high-impact research projects, share their expertise and develop their teaching and training skills, all in the company of a team of dedicated experts across computer science, data sciences, biology and research infrastructure bioinformatics. We perform a very important function in the precinct; creating a pipeline of talent and building up bioinformatics capacity-building at a time of great skills shortage in this specialised area.

The preferred candidate will enjoy teaching, have strong analytical and programming skills and possess demonstrable personal qualities in the areas of communication, collaboration and organisation. As a member of the Melbourne Bioinformatics expert team it is also expected that the role will involve contributing to our teaching and training program and community skills development activities.

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Applications close: 07 Oct 2020 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time