Research Scientist (Bioinformatics)

The Research Scientist (Bioinformatics) is responsible for leading the development and implementation of a range of bioinformatics tools as relevant to the research output of the Science Division. Essential for the position is the capacity to build and maintain high performance software and workflows. The incumbent will be a recognised authority on the analysis and organisation of genomic data, and its deployment in a systematics and conservation research group.
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Department: Royal Botanic Gardens
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Science
Classification: RBGV 4.1
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/421964
Closing Date: 16-Oct-2018
Salary Range: $79,878 - $90,632
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Research Scientist (Bioinformatics) Sept 2018.pdf (PDF, 300KB)


Research Scientist (Bioinformatics) Sept 2018.pdf (PDF, 300KB)


Contact: Frank Udovicic
frank.udovicic@rbg.vic.gov.au

Position Details

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (RBGV)

• Fieldwork opportunity

• 3 years fixed task contract

• Flexibility to work across Melbourne and Cranbourne sites

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is comprised of two significant sites: Melbourne Gardens, a world-renowned heritage landscape with a significant state-owned collection and Cranbourne Gardens, a conservation and design site dedicated to Australian flora and fauna, including the internationally award-winning Australian Garden.  Together, the two sites provide extraordinary opportunities for community engagement and cultural expression. The Gardens also plays an active role in promoting Melbourne as a resilient city, contributing to social cohesion and enhanced scientific literacy toward our vision of a healthy planet and flourishing local community. The Research Scientist (Bioinformatics) is responsible for leading the development and implementation of a range of bioinformatics tools as relevant to the research output of the Science Division. Essential for the position is the capacity to build and maintain high performance software and workflows. The incumbent will be a recognised authority on the analysis and organisation of genomic data, and its deployment in a systematics and conservation research group.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Biological Sciences and a Postgraduate qualification in Bioinformatics (Masters preferred). You will also have demonstrated expertise in bioinformatics with competence to program R, Perl, Python in Unix/Linux environment and experience with SQL databases and High Performance Computing and demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of bioinformatics software, workflows and analyses in a successful research program.   Please refer to the position description for more detail.

For more information and to apply for this role, please visit the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria's website at http://www.rbg.vic.gov.au/about-us/job-opportunities or http://jobs.careers.vic.gov.au by COB Tuesday 16 October 2018.

Enquiries can be directed by email to Frank Udovicic, Manager Research – Science at frank.udovicic@rbg.vic.gov.au.

Applications should address the list of role requirements under the heading “Success Profile” as stated in the position description found under the ‘Attachments' heading on the Victorian Government website.

Applications will only be accepted via the Victorian Government website.


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