Senior Bioinformatician, Bioinformatics Training

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Jul 5, 2024

Job Description:

Job no: 0062191
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time
Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department: Melbourne Bioinformatics
Salary: Level C – $146,050 - $168,403 p.a. plus 17% super

As required by clause 1.15.9 of the 2024 EA, current casual or fixed-term employees of the University will be provided with 7 days of prior opportunity to apply for and be considered for vacant continuing positions if they meet the following criteria:

In addition, redeployment candidates will be given a prior opportunity under the Recruitment and Appointment Policy together; this cohort is known as Priority Candidates.

About the Role
The purpose of the role within Melbourne Bioinformatics is to lead the training operations, overseeing a team of trainers and contributing to the development and delivery of bioinformatics content. This involves creating new training materials, delivering workshops, and establishing an online repository for easy access to resources. The Senior Bioinformatician will collaborate with external partners to enhance expertise and align training with national initiatives, ensuring content is comprehensive and of high quality. They will provide strategic oversight to ensure training targets are met effectively and efficiently.

Your responsibilities will include:

Who We Are Looking For
You will thrive in this role if you possess strong communication, leadership, and networking abilities, coupled with adept stakeholder management and attention to detail. Your demonstrated capacity to work both independently and collaboratively within a team, combined with excellent organisational and leadership skills, will ensure successful project outcomes

You will also have:

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – Melbourne Bioinformatics
Melbourne Bioinformatics, nestled within the vibrant hub of Australia's life sciences, empowers researchers with cutting-edge tools and expertise. From software development to bioinformatics training, it accelerates scientific discovery and fosters collaboration. Since its inception, Melbourne Bioinformatics has propelled Victoria to the forefront of life sciences, generating impactful insights that benefit health, agriculture, and engineering, enriching both academia and industry alike.

What We Offer You!
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne
We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

Be Yourself
The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact Kim Groizard at, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -

Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

Please note: As part of the interview process, you will be requested to deliver a 20-minute presentation demonstrating bioinformatics training, details of this to be provided once shortlisted candidates are finalised.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Brett Verity via email at, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Please note that in the event of sourcing a suitable candidate, the closing date for applications may be brought forward, and the job vacancy may be closed. Therefore, we encourage interested individuals to submit their applications promptly.