First listed on: 15 November 2018

Research Scientist - Bioinformatics Genome Analysis

  • Contribute your expertise to innovative research in a dynamic team of dedicated professionals
  • Take you career to the next level and really make a difference!
  • Join CSIRO's high-performing Transformational Bioinformatics team

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated Research Scientist to undertake medical bioinformatics research. The successful candidate will contribute to multiple projects undertaken by the CSIRO and in collaboration with other high profile academic and commercial partners.

To be successful in this role you will be enthusiastic about making a hands-on contribution to solving the research challenges arising from unprecedented volumes of data (genomic, proteomic, methylation, clinical) as well as working with clinicians and commercial partners to interpret these features with impact on patient care using advanced cloud-computing and machine learning methodology.

This is a great opportunity for the successful candidate to work in a leading government organisation that is engaged in world class scientific research and offers excellent career development initiatives. CSIRO is strongly committed to Diversity and offers Flexible Working Arrangements.

Challenge yourself and find out how your research and ideas can enable Australia become the healthiest nation by 2030. 

Location:      North Ryde, NSW
Salary:          AU $97K - AU $105K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:         Indefinite
Reference:    59270

To be successful you will need

  • A doctorate and postdoctoral research experience (3-6 Years) in a relevant discipline area, such as bioinformatics, computer science, information technology, or an equivalent field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in bioinformatics applications specifically high-throughput data analysis and a deep understanding of the underlying molecular biology.
  • Demonstrated experience with BigData Paradigms (e.g. Spark), cloud computing vendors (AWS, Alibaba cloud, Azure, GCP) and high-performance computing (e.g. PBS, SLURM).
  • Evidence of advanced programming skills and software design in languages relevant for bioinformatics (e.g. Python, Java, C++, Scala, BASH, R) and demonstrated software engineering practices (use of repositories, deployment standards, terraform).
  • A record of science innovation and creativity, plus the ability and willingness to work with others to incorporate novel ideas and approaches into scientific investigations.

For details about who to contact and for more information please view Position Description

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance


At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment. 

Apply Online

To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.

Applications Close: Thursday 13 December 2018

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