Current Positions

Check here regularly for exciting job and funding opportunities across the life science computing community...

EARLY CAREER BIOINFORMATICIANS - closes Sunday 17 January 2016 - now closed

The Defence Science and Technology Group (DST Group) Graduate and Postdoc Opportunities provide early career researchers who have recently completed an undergraduate (Honours) or postgraduate degree (within the last 2 years) in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) related discipline, a platform to commence their research career.

DST Group currently has multiple career opportunities available, and have advised us that they are particularly interested in recruiting people with an interest and some experience in bioinformatics. Full details here.

BIOINFORMATICIAN - closes Wednesday 16 December 2015 - now closed

VLSCI is seeking a Bioinformatician to contribute to data analysis and development of tools, workflows, training materials and cloud platforms to support a flagship Australian project using genomics, proteomics and metabolomics to understand and address multiple drug resistance in microbial pathogens. Full details here.

BIOINFORMATICS PLATFORMS DEVELOPER - closed 1 December 2015 - now closed

We're looking to hire a Bioinformatics Platforms Developer to contribute to tool and platform development across a range of bioinformatics and computational biology activities. The major area of activity will be working in a specialist bioinformatics team, and collaborating with researchers, to improve and develop web and cloud based bioinformatic platforms. The closing date is 1 Dec 2015:

BIOINFORMATICIAN - opened mid-October, closed Monday 16 November 2015 - now closed

La Trobe University is currently advertising for a bioinformatician. With La Trobe as a member of VLSCI, this position has many opportunities for the encumbent to work closely with the bigger team at VLSCI and join in all professional development, collaboration and networking opportunities.  Full details here.

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW / RESEARCH FELLOW in BIOMOLECULAR SIMULATION, ANU, advertised mid-October, closed Monday 16 November 2015 - now closed

The Corry Research Group are seeking a highly motivated researcher to contribute to an industry funded project aimed at understanding how a range of anaesthetic and antiepileptic drugs interact with biological ion channels and how this modifies channel function. This represents an exciting opportunity to contribute to this rapidly advancing area of biomedical research and to contribute to the development of methods for biomolecular simulation. Candidates should have a PhD and research experience in conducting molecular dynamics simulations of biological molecules. The two-year position in the Corry research group ( is available immediately, and the appointee will be responsible for conducting research activities at the ANU and maintaining regular correspondence with project partners. Applications are encouraged from those with prior postdoctoral experience as well as those who have recently completed their PhD. Full details here.


Contact Christina Hall with any enquiries about VLSCI Opportunities on 8344 3528.