Research Scientist - Computational Biology

Research Scientist – Computational Biology

  • Improve genetic gain in the livestock industries
  • State-of-the-art biosciences research environment
  • $79,955 - $90,716 (Plus Superannuation)


Focussing on dairy cattle, you will join a large research team which interacts with industry partners and fosters the careers of PhD students. The team’s focus is innovation for new and existing breeding values.

This role is within the Agriculture Victoria Research Division, part of DEDJTR’s Employment, Investment and Trade Group which 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.
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Department: Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Work Type: Fixed Term - Flexible
Job Function: Science
Classification: SciB
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/021602A
Closing Date: 14-Jan-2018
Salary Range: $79,955 - $90,716
Job Duration: 3 years
Attachments: 021602 Sc B Research Scientist - Computational Biology PD 041217.doc (Word, 171KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Dr Jennie Pryce
+61 (0)3 9032 7048

Position Details

As the Research Scientist – Computational Biology reporting to the Principal Research Scientist – Computational Biology, you will:

  • Contribute to a team that focuses on innovation for new and existing breeding values for the dairy sector
  • Contribute to a suite of research projects and deliver on project milestones
  • Communicate research results
  • Coach and mentor colleagues and PhD students

The successful applicant will have a relevant degree, at a minimum, plus:

  • Specialist knowledge of quantitative genetics, genomic selection and application to animal breeding programs, and associated peer-reviewed publications
  • Skills in processing and analysing data for genetic/genomic analysis
  • Ability to perform complex statistical analyses and to write computer programs
  • Capacity to work with large datasets using Linux/Unix computer platforms
  • High-level communication skills

For a confidential discussion, please call Dr Jennie Pryce, Principal Research Scientist - Computational Biology, on +61 (0)3 9032 7048.

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. 

Applications close at midnight on 14 January 2018.  All applications must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the position description.

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.

The Department strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Department offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities on request.


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