Senior Research Fellow in Bioinformatics

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Mitcham, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 11 Jun 2024

24 May 2024
Job Information

Research Field

Biological sciences
Computer science
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

11 Jun 2024 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Position Details

  • 4.5 Year Fixed Term Contract | Full-Time
  • Academic Level C | $129,818 - $149,331 p.a.
  • Location: Bedford Park / Kaurna Country
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About the College of Medicine and Public Health      

At the College of Medicine and Public Health, we deliver clinical, population and lab-based research, integrated teaching programs and high-quality clinical services. Our footprint reaches out from our world class teaching hospital at the Flinders Medical Centre in South Australia to multiple rural clinical locations all the way to Darwin in the Northern Territory. Our research and teaching equip the next generation of leaders and innovators with the skill, commitment, and vision to protect vulnerable communities and truly advance health outcomes. It is at the heart of everything we do.

Flinders Health and Medical Research Institute

Flinders Health and Medical Research Institute (FHMRI) is a proud leader in life-changing medical and health research in Australia. We are working on some of medicine's greatest unknowns and are leading new discoveries with the bold ambition of eliminating disease and improving the health of all global citizens. To do this, FHMRI brings together world-leading, innovative, and inspiring research experts. We work with health practitioners, patients and with one of the largest networks of remote and rural community partnerships to better understand and seek solutions to the most pressing health and medical needs.

About the Role

The Senior Research Fellow will provide subject matter expertise in bioinformatics to researchers and take a lead role in co-designing and analysing research projects and outputs. This will be completed through the attraction of external grants and research contracts, delivering on strategic research objectives, establishing, and maintaining industry and research partnerships, and building the University’s national and international reputation through high quality publications and strong research collaborations. This position may be required to supervise and mentor HDR students and more junior staff.

About You

To be successful in this role you will demonstrate:

  • Completion of a PhD or equivalent in Bioinformatics
  • Experience with the analysis of high throughput “omics” data
  • Ability to script write in Perl/Python and R (or similar) for data manipulation and bioinformatics analysis in a UNIX environment
  • High level understanding of molecular biology and genomics technologies undertaken within FHMRI bioplatforms, FHMRI core facilities, FHMRI research laboratories and cutting-edge research technologies from around the world
  • An outstanding research track record in an area aligned with research strengths in Bioinformatics, including evidence of sustained high-quality publications (ideally with corresponding authorship) and attraction of competitive grants
  • Demonstrated supervision of honours and higher degree students to successful completion and ability to mentor less experienced College Staff.

Life at Flinders

We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world.

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders?

  • 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Wide range of professional development activities and services
  • We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff
  • Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care services , gym  and childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia).

Our Commitment to Reconciliation and Indigenous Employment

Flinders University is proud to be an organisation that is committed to our Reconciliation Action Plan and Indigenous Workforce Strategy. Our vision is to be a preferred employer for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  We are committed to progressing Indigenous advancement in education, research, employment, and wellbeing, and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for all Flinders vacancies.

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

  • A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.
  • Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy  

How to Apply and Information

  • You are required to submit Suitability Statement of no more than 3 pages, addressing the Key Position Capabilities of the position description .
  • For more information regarding this position, please contact Simon Conn
  • Please see here for our Reconciliation Action Plan
  • Please see here for our Indigenous Workforce Strategy

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.


Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:

11 June 2024

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Flinders. Fearless.

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Postal Code
Bedford Park

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