BioInformatician - Software Engineer
Job no: 0056958
Role type: Full time; Fixed-term for 24 months
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Salary: 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.
Further information is available at https:// www. microbiol.unimelb.edu.au/ and
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.
Engaging and consulting with users including bioinformaticians, genomics
epidemiologists, and government across jurisdictions to develop the
molecular epidemiological data platform for HIV and HCV in the H2Seq
Investigating suitability of existing pathogen molecular epidemiological
platforms for adaption to fulfill H2Seq program requirements.
Engaging with bioinformaticians and genomic epidemiologists to develop and
implement processes for managing HIV and HCV genomics data on this
Interfacing with members of the AusTrakka development team to implement
best-practice in development of a cloud-based data management platform and
associated web-based visualisation tools.
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:
A Bachelor or Postgraduate Degree in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, or
Software Engineering, (or equivalent)
Experience in working with genomics and/or clinical data
Experience in managing bioinformatics workflows using pipeline frameworks,
Demonstrable understanding of database concepts
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:
Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural
Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness
and cultural clubs
Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards
and Qantas Club
Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff
and their immediate families
To find out more, visit https: // about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.
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.
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.
^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the
selection criteria and competencies, please go to
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advertised: 13 Sep 2022 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 11 Oct 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time