Staff Scientist, Bioinformatics

Canberra, Australia
30 May 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 8 (IT)
Salary package: $95,894 - $102,664 pa plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Fixed Term (2 years)

Position overview

National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) is Australia’s leading national provider of high-end computational and data-intensive services, with a well-respected reputation for its services, expertise and innovation. NCI is an operating unit of the Australian National University and is built on and sustained by a formal collaboration of national research organisations, ANU, CSIRO, Bureau of Meteorology, Geoscience Australia, other research-intensive universities and eResearch support organisations nationally. NCI engages in a dynamic range of projects across a number of areas that focus on Development and Innovation. The activities span a range of HPC developments that require both a well-developed understanding of advanced and commodity ICT technology and scientific computing environments – particularly within the earth system and geospatial sciences.

NCI’s high performance computing systems include a 57,500 CPU core Fujitsu Primergy system, Raijin; a high performance OpenStack data-intensive compute cloud; high speed storage including large parallel Lustre filesystems and deep storage systems. 

NCI is seeking a computational scientist with experience in bioinformatics to support growing requirements in the area of user support and training, and contribute to the development, implementation and support of high performance codes and workflows. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a challenging, rapidly evolving environment in the use of high performance computing in bioinformatics. 

For further information please contact: Amanda Walker, E:, T: 02 6125 9804

Closing date: 17 June 2018

Position description:  Staff Scientist-Bioinformatics - PD.pdf

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Application information In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.