We are currently seeking Senior Research Fellows/ Academic Level C – join us as we strengthen our bioinformatics research program. Apply now.

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In the new age of digital biology, leading edge bioinformatics is essential for maximising the potential of biomedical research and its translation to clinical practice and health outcomes. High throughput methods of quantitatively assessing biological processes at the molecular level, sophisticated imaging technologies and other digital characterisation approaches bring both opportunities and challenges in data analysis, integration and visualisation, requiring a combination of experimental, computational and statistical skills.

The Melbourne Biomedical Precinct is host to a variety of world class bioinformatics activities from research to application. There is a broad range of expertise throughout the University and across partner institutes, including the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.  The University is home to the largest postgraduate bioinformatics program in Australia, world-class statistical genomics through Melbourne Integrative Genomics at the Faculty of Science, and a large team of applied experts at Melbourne Bioinformatics. Who all support researchers through collaborative engagement mechanisms for analysis, tool and pipeline development, a comprehensive training program and leading computational research infrastructure.

The University of Melbourne is seeking new researchers at academic level C who can join in and benefit from our developing critical mass of research talent and facilities for bioinformatics research. We are seeking researchers with demonstrated expertise to build an internationally competitive research program in:

  • proposals for novel and bold bioinformatics research programs built on greater collaborations with existing bioinformatics teams in our key partner institutes, schools and centres and aligned Faculties of Science, Engineering, Agriculture and Veterinary Science are invited to apply
  • programs which concentrate the activity of other Faculty research priority areas, especially Microbial Genomics and Genomics and Precision Medicine, are also welcome to apply.

Applications are open until 24th July 2018 and will require a:

For enquiries please email:

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Key partners, schools and centres at the University of Melbourne involved in bioinformatics research are:

School of Biomedical Sciences

Melbourne Medical School

Melbourne Dental School

The University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research

Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Melbourne Integrative Genomics

Genetics, Genomics and Development


School of Computing and Information Systems

School of Biosciences

The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre

Australian Genomics Health Alliance

Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance

The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Austin Health

The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity