First listed on: 05 June 2018

Post Doctoral Scientist 

  • help the 3.7 million Australians affected by cardiovascular disease
  • World class research institute

  • Inner city location, close to public transport

About Us

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute is one of the most respected heart research facilities in the world. A global centre-of-excellence, it conducts high quality research with an emphasis on the fundamental mechanisms of diseases. Key research areas include: bioinformatics, biophysics, cardio-genomics, cardiac electrophysiology, heart transplantation, stem cell and regenerative medicine, structural biology, and vascular biology.

The Role

We are seeking an enthusiastic post-doctoral scientist to join the Computational Genomics Laboratory, led by Dr Eleni Giannoulatou.

The successful candidate will be involved in the analysis of large next-generation sequencing datasets and the development of quantitative approaches to identify the genetic causes of cardiovascular diseases with a particular focus on Congenital Heart Disease.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Development and application of quantitative methods on large genomic datasets
  • Visualisation and interpretation of genomic data
  • Supervision of junior lab members
  • Publications in bioinformatics or genetics journals and presentations at relevant conferences

Term of Position

This is a full-time appointment for three years with an annual review, and the possibility of renewal subject to funding.

About You:

Are you an accomplished scientist with a talent for complex data analysis? Are you looking to advance your career in academic research?

We would like to meet you if you have:

  • PhD in computational biology, bioinformatics, statistical genetics, or a relevant quantitative field with a demonstrated aptitude for bioinformatics research
  • Experience with a statistical programming language (R/Bioconductor) and a scripting language (Perl or Python)
  • Excellent computational and mathematical skills
  • Strong up-to-date background in bioinformatics and its applications to genetics and next-generation sequencing
  • Demonstrated capacity to work as a team member and independently and potential to supervise students
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

What we offer:

  • Salary packaging
  • Bonus superannuation
  • State of the art facilities
  • Stimulating work setting focussed on cutting edge medical research
  • Collaborative team environment
We strive to ensure our staff and students enjoy a great working environment. We value and are committed to providing a working environment that embraces diversity and gender equity and promotes flexible working arrangements for staff to balance working requirements and personal needs.

Come and work with us & help make a difference.

How to apply:
  • For further information about the role, please visit our website -
  • If you would like to apply for this role, please send your cover letter and resume to
Closing date:
July 30, 2018

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