EMBL Australia Partner Laboratory Group Leader in Bioinformatics

ANU Academic Level C or D ($135K - $172K inclusive of 17% superannuation) plus EMBL Loadings
February 13 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Expressions of Interest

EMBL Australia Partner Laboratory Group Leader in Bioinformatics.

5 years contract with the possibility of a 4 year extension

Excellent benefits including EMBL loadings. Excellent support for academics who have family committments, including generous parental leave provisions and a community of academics who are aware of the needs of primary carers in an academic research position.

Expressions of interest are invited from bioinformatics and data analysis researchers who wish to advance their academic career as an EMBL Australia Partner Laboratory Group Leader hosted at the Department of Genome Sciences at The John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR), The Australian National University (ANU). The successful applicant will have the opportunity to build their research team as well as collaborating with experimentalist colleagues to advance bioinformatics in different biomedical research contexts.

JCSMR is a multidisciplinary biomedical research institution situated within the leafy ANU campus in central Canberra, Australia’s national capital. It supports a vibrant culture of academic enquiry across four departments focussing on the immunology and infectious disease, cancer, neuroscience as well as genome biology. EMBL Australia is a scientific network consisting of partner laboratories that are embedded with premier research institutions around Australia. It further links Australian research with EMBL in Europe and the European Bioinformatics Institute.


  • Excellent, nurturing scientific environment;
  • State-of-the-art laboratories and access to leading-edge core research facilities, including the National Computational Infrastructure Facility;
  • Provision of core research funding and support;
  • Competitive terms and conditions, including relocation, removal and travel benefits. Salary packaging is also available for certain items;
  • A range of professional development programs, support for research, study and overseas work; and
  • ANU offers generous parental leave and flexible working arrangements. It is also an inaugural member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Pilot Program that aims to address gender equity in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).


  • Applicants will be expected to have an exceptional international research profile in bioinformatics, data analysis, and an innovative research program that includes machine learning and / or AI, an excellent publication output, including recent discoveries published in high-profile scientific journals, and a highly successful record obtaining  competitive funding.
  • If you have the qualifications and high-level experience required to lead a new team of researchers in bioinformatics, we welcome your application.
  • The ANU is highly supportive of, and encourages, applications from females and minority groups.

Further information is available on the ANU website, please apply via the ANU website.