Advanced Scientific Computing Specialist

The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) is the Victorian Government’s lead agency for creating the conditions to sustainably develop the Victorian economy and grow employment. Our role is to increase jobs, investment, exports and opportunities; stimulate innovation, competitiveness, and confidence; and support sustainability.

The Department is committed to building a culture where we say 'yes' to flexible work arrangements, and support ways of working that help employees balance work and home life. The Department is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds.

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Department: Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: IT and Telecommunications
Classification: SciB
Work Location: Negotiable
Reference: VG/020607
Closing Date: 27-Mar-2017
Salary Range: $78,773 - $89,375
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 020607 SC B Advanced Scientific Computing Specialist PD 060317.doc (Word, 169KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Phil Bowman
03 9030 7100

Position Details


  • $78,773 - $89,375 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Ongoing
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Bundoora (flexibility may be available)

The position of Advanced Scientific Computing Specialist is part of the Agriculture Victoria Research Division in the Employment, Investment & Trade group.

The Employment, Investment and Trade Group delivers programs and services to grow the Victorian economy.  Its focus is on creating jobs and raising incomes through industry development, targeted investment and increasing the export value of Victorian firms.

This is an important role in a team of HPC specialists providing and supporting the Life Sciences Computing capabilities of a leading-edge research organisation engaged in improving the productivity, efficiency and sustainability of the Victorian agricultural sector.

This role requires skills in system and network administration, clustered computer systems, virtualisation and Petabyte-scale storage, backup and disaster recovery. It is desirable that you have acquired these skills in a life sciences environment. The heterogeneous environment requires primarily Linux but also Windows skills. You should have the ability to design and implement solutions for automated transfer of data within and between systems and to ensure the security of both internal and Internet-facing systems. In this complex environment, working closely in teams of multi-disciplinary scientists to deliver computing solutions, well developed troubleshooting and diagnostic skills, are essential.  A degree in Computer Science, Life Sciences Computing, or an equivalent science qualification is required for this position.

For a confidential discussion, please call Phil Bowman, Senior Research Scientist – Computational Biology on 03 9030 7100.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department.

For further information on the position, please see the attached position description.  To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button below.  All applications must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the position description.

Applications close at midnight on 27 March 2017 and must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description.

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