Genomics and Precision Medicine

We are currently seeking Senior Research Fellows/ Academic Level C in genomics and precision medicine – join us as we strengthen our research program. Apply now.

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The Australian Government has recognised a major need for the health system to integrate genomics and other emerging technologies into the most appropriate selection of management options for patients.  The Medical Research Future Fund is making a $500 million commitment to genomics and precision medicine in Australia over the next five years.

The University of Melbourne and its partners in the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct, including the Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance are at the forefront of developing clinical genomics in cancer, developmental diseases and other areas of medicine. Professor Sean Grimmond, the Director of the Centre for Cancer Research based in the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, leads the University's precision oncology program.

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 health genomics research, and other areas related to precision medicine. We are seeking researchers with demonstrated expertise to build an internationally competitive research program in:

  • genomics and sequencing technology
  • bioinformatics for processing genomic and related data
  • application and integration of genomics into clinical practice
  • non-genomic diagnostic technologies
  • genomic and precision medicine applications for campus strengths in cancer, infectious and inflammatory disease, developmental disease, and neurology.

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 genomics and precision medicine:

The University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research

Melbourne Medical School

School of Biomedical Sciences

Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre