BioInformatician - Software Engineer

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Sep 13, 2022

Job Description:

Job no: 0056958
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Full time; Fixed-term for 24 months
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Level A.6 – $ 97,558.00 p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About - Department of Microbiology and Immunology
The Department of Microbiology & Immunology is one of the departments within the School of Biomedical Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.

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About the Role
The selected candidate will primarily be responsible for implementing a secure cloud-based system for uploads, management, and analysis of Hepatitis C (HCV) and HIV molecular data and selected sample meta-data obtained from public health laboratories (PHLs) in Australia to enable a rapid public health response. In addition, the candidate will be responsible for developing approaches to integrate with traditional epidemiological data. The candidate may also contribute to implementation of visualisation tools on this platform.

This collaborative effort includes researchers, clinicians, policymakers, and community stakeholders from the Microbiological Diagnostic Unit Public Health Laboratory at the Doherty Institute and the Kirby Institute, UNSW.

Responsibilities include:

About You
You will a strong team player who likes to listen, help others and collaborate with team members. You will possess strong communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders.

You will also have:

About the University
The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us
In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

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Be Yourself
We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

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We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at [email protected].