Software Developer

Brisbane, Australia
05 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
22 Oct 2017
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences (SCMB) combines the disciplines of Chemistry, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Parasitology into a single academic unit. The common thread in our discipline mix is the capacity of molecular-based approaches to create understanding and underpin Discovery. The School has modern research laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment and research infrastructure. The School includes over 50 academic staff, who are widely published internationally and have extensive research backgrounds.

The Australian Centre for Ecogenomics (ACE) is a strategic research initiative established at University of Queensland in 2010 under the direction of Professor Phil Hugenholtz and Professor Gene Tyson and has since become a globally recognised hub of culture-independent microbiology. It provides a focal point for sequence-based analysis of microbial communities and builds strength in this space not only in Australia, but the southern hemisphere as a whole. ACE is located on Level 5 of the Molecular Biosciences Building (#76). More information about ACE and SCMB may be found on the ACE Website and SCMB Website respectively.

The role

The successful applicant will provide support to the bioinformatics team at ACE, comprised of >5 Post-Doctoral Bioinformaticians including ARC DECRA and Future Fellows researching human and animal-associated microbiomes as well as a diverse range of microbiology found in natural and artificial environments. The developer will be responsible for the production of informatic tools and analysis techniques that leverage large scale DNA and RNA sequencing data. Alongside a dedicated system administrator, they will also be involved in maintaining and improving the ACE server infrastructure that supports the research at ACE, currently ~1000 CPUs including 4 nodes with 1TB RAM.

The person

Applicants should possess a Bachelor Degree and Postgraduate Degree in Bioinformatics and have at least three years’ full-time experience in Bioinformatics and in project coordination. Experience in a relevant area of microbiology, genomics, bioinformatics (or a related field), and in scientific programming and/or scripting is also desirable.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment at HEW Level 7. The remuneration package will be in the range $81,883 - $89,559 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 9.5% (total package will be in the range of $89,662 - $98,067 p.a.).

Position Description

 501237_PD Software Developer ACE.pdf


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