Bioinformatician (Institute)

  • Work at one of Australia's leading Medical Research Institutes
  • Be part of a variety of exciting projects
  • Attractive salary packaging & superannuation options

About QIMR Berghofer:

QIMR Berghofer is a world-leading translational medical research institute focused on improving health by developing new diagnostics, better treatments and prevention strategies, specifically in the areas of cancer, infectious diseases, mental health and chronic disorders. Based in Herston, Brisbane and working in close collaboration with clinicians and other research institutes, QIMR Berghofer is home to more than 600 scientists, students and support staff.

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute provides world class facilities for histology, flow cytometry, Imaging and animal experiments.


About the Medical Genomics Group:

The position is within and will be supported by the Medical Genomics group which is a team comprised of bioinformaticians.


Role Purpose / Responsibilities :

The role involves providing a bioinformatics service to research groups within QIMR Berghofer. The work will involve a variety of sequence types in particular RNAseq. The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Work with different researchers on a variety of projects
  • Develop and run established NGS pipelines
  • Provide advice on study design and interpretation of results
  • Summarize and communicate study findings to researchers
  • Prepare figures for publication


About you:

The role calls for an enthusiastic bioinformatician who enjoys working within a team with the following skills:

  • Experienced in the design, analysis and interpretation of RNAseq data
  • A tertiary qualification (MSc, PhD or equivalent) or demonstrated skills in next generation sequence analysis
  • Expert in R and/or Python or Perl
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A desire to work as part of a team


    What we offer:
    • Salary Packaging
    • Bonus Superannuation
    • State of the art facilities
    • Stimulating work setting focussed on cutting edge medical research
    • Supportive/collaborative team environment

Salary range is $76,615.11-$82,202.13 per annum. This is a full-time appointment for 2 years.

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Applications should address the selection criteria and include curriculum vitae, proof of qualifications, and the names and contact details of three professional referees.

19 October 2018
Contact Nic Waddell on nic.waddell@qimrberghofer.edu.au