Current Positions

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


Led by the Centre for Computational Biology, WEHI has recently established a Research Computing Initiative to expand their high performance computing capacity in order to deal with the growing volume of “omics” (especially genomics) and imaging data. This involves the development of both scientific and IT research computing teams, a major expansion of High Performance Computing hardware, and elastic and cloud computing. As part of this initiative, applications are now invited for the position of Research Computing Scientist. 
Details here.


The Victorian Clinical Genetics Services is seeking a skilled bioinformatician to join the exciting and growing field of Clinical Bioinformatics. The successful candidate will work within a team of professional bioinformaticians and scientists to create, maintain and improve state-of-the-art clinical informatics and bioinformatics solutions across VCGS.
Details here.

BIOINFORMATICIANS, 2 positions at VLSCI - closing date 1 May 2016

These positions are required for our high-profile collaboration with the Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance, developing software systems for the rapidly advancing area of clinical genomics.

Software Developer (Database Systems & Web Applications)
Details here.
Software Developer (Bioinformatics)
Details here.  


Bio21 Institute, Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne

The Bioinformatician will support the implementation of informatics solutions, data analysis and maintain Bio21 Institute computational hardware and software. The role will support a large number of projects, including the supervision of students and staff. The full-time (fixed-term) position is available for 3 years and attracts a salary of $92,654 - $110,022 p.a. (Level B) or $113,496 – $130,866 p.a. (Level C) plus 17% superannuation, subject to the appointee's research record, qualifications and experience. Closing date: 28 Mar 2016 (extended from 14 Mar 2016). Full details here.


A PhD scholarship is available within the University of Queensland's School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences in the area of advanced catalyst design. Potential students with an interest in organic chemistry and theoretical/computational chemistry are encouraged to apply to join a research program targeting innovative approaches to inventing new designer catalysts, which will be used to streamline the laboratory synthesis of pharmaceutically-relevant molecules. The research programme is supported by an Australian Research Council Discovery Project grant and involves close collaboration with experimental chemists at Monash University (Melbourne).The scholarship comprises a living allowance stipend equivalent to the APA rate, indexed annually. Applications close: 30 April 2016. Full details here.

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.