Bioinformatics Research Officer

Adelaide, Australia
$75,888 to $126,894 per annum
31 Aug 2023
End of advertisement period
01 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

(Level A) $75,888 to $102,040 or (Level B) $107, 276 to $126,894 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Fixed term, full time position available for 3 years.

This exciting role involves leading AI-driven research in cancer bioinformatics, leveraging cutting-edge techniques to unravel complex biological insights. Join us in advancing cancer research through innovative computational approaches.

As a key contributor to our research team, you will pioneer AI-driven methods to analyse cancer-related biological data, aiming to uncover novel patterns and mechanisms underlying cancer progression and treatment response. This position offers a unique opportunity to collaborate with multidisciplinary experts and impact the field of cancer research through the power of data-driven discovery.

We are seeking a passionate and driven individual with a strong background in bioinformatics, AI, or related fields. The successful candidate will have the chance to work within a dynamic and collaborative environment, contributing to ground-breaking discoveries with real-world implications for cancer patients.

To be successful you will need: 

  • A PhD in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, or Software Engineering (awarded) or equivalent.
  • An excellent record of research accomplishments in relevant fields, evident through high-impact publications in leading journals and conferences.
  • Expertise in machine learning and deep learning techniques, demonstrated through research projects and publications.
  • Proficiency in one or more high-level programming languages such as Python, Java, or R.
  • Strong commitment to interdisciplinary research and a track record of successful collaborations.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences contains one of Australia's largest concentrations of leading health researchers, teachers and clinical titleholders. It's comprised of eight schools and a number of specialist disciplines, institutes and centres, variously focused on world-class research, and training the next generation of: medical doctors; surgeons; dentists; nurses; psychiatrists; psychologists; and other health professionals.

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the link below to be taken through to the online application form.

Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 1st October 2023.

The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Fuyi Li
Group Leader, South Australian immunogenomics Cancer Institute (SAiGENCI)

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.