Program Leader, Computational Systems Oncology

The University of Adelaide
February 21, 2024
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Level D/E Program Lead, Computational Systems Oncology

Generous 5 year start up package available including salary and negotiations for loading based on leadership role

The program leader for the Computational Systems Oncology program will create a centre of research excellence in advanced computational systems biology, taking advantage of novel technologies and high-density data from the clinic and laboratory, to develop new methods and research programs that will form an integral part of all of the basic and translational research excellence at SAiGENCI. The team is a catalyst for several important relationships in computing and data analysis, enhancing the existing strengths of the University through the Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML) and other partners in South Australia.

For the candidate, this will include the following opportunities:

  • State-of-the-art tools and access to core equipment.
  • The chance to forge collaborations with experts in diverse fields in South Australia.
  • Ample professional, scientific and mentoring opportunities to develop into a highly visible future leader in their own right.
  • The opportunity to establish themselves in a new institute and to have a profound impact on the research environment.
  • SAiGENCI operates as an independent institute within the University of Adelaide and in alliance with the Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN). SAiGENCI supports and promotes collaborations with other cancer research centres in Australia. The Institute will also have a global reach by collaborating with likeminded centres of excellence across the globe. SAiGENCI aims to develop the highest quality scientific program to achieve its chief goal of making discoveries to decrease the burden of cancer, by attracting and retaining brilliant biomedical and clinical researchers.

    SAiGENCI is providing a focal point for cancer research in the South Australian Biomedical Precinct and through this, enable South Australian participation in the developing Australian network of cancer institutes, and national and international clinical trials partnerships. In so doing, SAiGENCI aspires to develop new world-class and life-changing treatments to improve the outcomes of patients with cancer.

    To be successful you will need:

  • PhD or equivalent.
  • Success with competitive peer reviewed funding, and an understanding of the Australian competitive grant process, in particular the NHMRC but also extending to disease-specific funding bodies.
  • A significant track record of success in providing leadership in the creation of collegial, supportive and productive research environments.
  • A significant track record of useful and widely acknowledged contributions towards institutional administration of a university, hospital or medical research institute
  • Evidence of understanding of the issues surrounding research conduct expectations and an ability to mentor others.
  • Enjoy an outstanding career environment

    The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

    It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

    Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

    We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

    In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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    Your faculty's broader role

    The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences contains one of Australia's largest concentrations of leading health researchers, teachers and clinical titleholders. It's comprised of eight schools and a number of specialist disciplines, institutes and centres, variously focused on world-class research, and training the next generation of: medical doctors; surgeons; dentists; nurses; psychiatrists; psychologists; and other health professionals.

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    If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

    Click on the ‘Apply Now' button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

    Applications close 11:55pm, 21 February 2024.

    For further information

    For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

    Hinnd Ahmadie Talent Acquisition Specialist E: [email protected]

    You'll find a full position description and/or selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

    The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

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