Current Opportunities and Positions

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QFAB Bioinformatics, Queensland is currently recruiting for 3 new roles, NOW CLOSED (closing date 27 November 2016)

Head of Bioinformatics — Computational Biology 
As part of QFAB’s leadership team, we are seeking an outstanding scientist with significant bioinformatics experience in genomics to head a team which delivers innovative, high-quality and time-driven results for a wide variety of research programs within universities, research institutes and commercial companies. This position offers an outstanding opportunity to work with leading researchers and contribute to cutting-edge research projects in the biological, environmental and medical sciences.

The position involves gathering research requirements from existing and potential clients, developing new proposals with them and delivering efficient solutions and outcomes that exceed their expectations. In addition to scientific excellence, the position requires demonstrated success in team leadership, project management and customer orientation.

Bioinformatician – Software Developer 
QFAB is seeking a talented and enthusiastic bioinformatician with strong programming experience who will contribute to the development of solutions for eResearch and computational biology projects. Working as part of a small dynamic team, the position requires a person with experience in bioinformatics analysis and web development technologies (e.g. Java, Python, PHP, Drupal).

Senior Bioinformatician - Computational Biologist 
Working at the interface of molecular biology and data science, the position requires the mastering of computational techniques to increase the insights obtainable from high-throughput measurement platforms in biology that include microarrays, next generation sequencing and proteomics profiling.

The types of analysis include but are not limited to genome assembly and annotations
, transcriptome and pathways analysis
, metagenomics analysis
, statistical analysis, data mining and modelling of omics and other experimental data

The position involves gathering research requirements, developing research proposals and delivering efficient solutions. A high degree of autonomy and professionalism is required.

 is a leading provider of bioinformatics, biostatistics and biodata services for life science and clinical research based at the University of Queesnland, Brisbane, Australia. Working closely with researchers, they apply data management, integration, analysis and visualisation techniques to maximise the value of large-scale biological and clinical datasets. 


Peter Mac are currently recruiting, NOW CLOSED (closing date 2 November 2016):

Software Developer, Bioinformatics & Software Developer, Database Systems & Web Applications

Posted on behalf of Ken Doig, Bioinformatics, Cancer Research Department, Data Scientist, Molecular Pathology Department, PeterMacCallum Cancer Centre, VCCC, 305 Grattan Street, Melbourne



La Trobe University Genomics Platform is recruiting a Bioinformatician in Genomics to provide expert advice and bioinformatic support in collaboration with academic and industry researchers.  Apply now if you would like to: provide bioinformatic support to research groups across the University in a variety of disciplines, collaborate with researchers to provide technical interpretation of genomics datasets, and write scripts and automation to support the data analysis pipeline.  More information.


RESEARCH MASTERS and PhD PROJECTS targeting health and medical research in life science computing

Traditionally, medical advances have been yielded from analyses of small datasets resulting from relatively contained experimental designs. In recent times, however, great progress has been made in generating large, curated and publically available collections of data that have the potential to be harnessed to address important medical questions. The key to doing this is cross-disciplinary collaboration between computer scientists, molecular biologists and mathematicians.

The VLSCI combines a wealth of human expertise with powerful computational resources. We are a multidisciplinary organisation, consisting of computer scientists, molecular biologists and bioinformaticians with a strong track record of collaborative research.

We have identified a number of exciting biomedical research projects with the potential for significant real-world impact, such as improving cancer treatments and diagnostics, and are seeking expressions of interest from students. The focal areas of research will expose students to functional genomics, application and development of machine learning techniques for bioinformatics, as well as developing computational tools to decipher molecular mechanisms of diseases. Our projects would be ideally suited to prospective Research Masters or PhD candidates who excel in data analytics, and/or computer science and are driven to apply these skills in this rapidly developing area of medical research.

For more information, please contact:

Dr Bernard Pope, Head of Clinical Genomics and Head of Cancer Genomics, or

Dr Daniel Park, Head of the Melbourne Bioinformatics Platform and Head of the Genomic Technologies Group.

Students wishing to embark on graduate research at the University of Melbourne should contact the Melbourne Scholarships Office to get advice and details regarding funding opportunities.

Opportunities for travel grants, scholarship top-ups and casual work may be available from VLSCI for students directly engaged on our own research projects, subject to funding. 


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