First listed on: 04 June 2018

Laboratory Head, Bioinformatics 

  • Run your own Bioinformatics Laboratory with cutting edge scientists making ground breaking discoveries

  • World class research institute

About Us

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute is one of the most respected heart research facilities in the world. A global centre-of-excellence, it conducts high quality research with an emphasis on the fundamental mechanisms of diseases. Key research areas include: bioinformatics, biophysics, cardio-genomics, cardiac electrophysiology, heart transplantation, stem cell and regenerative medicine, structural biology, and vascular biology.

The Role

We are seeking to hire a talented and enthusiastic individual as a Full Faculty member (Assistant or Associate Professor level) to lead an independent research laboratory in the area of bioinformatics, computational biology, statistical genetics or a related discipline that focuses on one or more of the following areas, closely linked with experimental science within the VCCRI: whole genome sequencing analysis, single-cell transcriptomics, disease gene discovery, drug discovery, biomedical imaging, metabolomics, structural biology, and systems biology.


The successful applicant will be expected to develop or continue a vigorous independent research program, secure and maintain extramural research funding, form collaborative projects with other faculty within the Institute and participate in graduate and postdoctoral training.


PhD/DPhil/MD in the fields of bioinformatics, computational biology, statistical genetics, or a related discipline.

Candidates will have an outstanding record of peer-reviewed publications, and evidence of leadership potential. Candidates will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and a strong interest in innovative and interdisciplinary research. Essential is a leadership style that promotes a co-operative culture throughout the Laboratory and that allows collaboration within the Institute and wider community.

What we offer:

  • An attractive remuneration package commensurate with your skills experience and qualifications. This position is appointed for a period of five years, renewable.
  • Generous start-up funds, laboratory and office space will be provided.
  • Eligibility for an academic appointment at the University of New South Wales
  • State of the art facilities
  • Stimulating work setting focussed on cutting edge medical research
  • Collaborative team environment
We strive to ensure our staff and students enjoy a great working environment. We value and are committed to providing a working environment that embraces diversity and gender equity and promotes flexible working arrangements for staff to balance working requirements and personal needs.

Come and work with us & help make a difference.

How to apply:
  • For further information about the role, please download an information pack -
  • Interested applicants should apply to Ms Maria Voukenas, Head - Human Resources at and provide a CV, contact details of three referee's and an outline of their current and future research plans.
Closing date:
August 15, 2018

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