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Domain Bioinformatician

The Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute

Location: Melbourne - Australia
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 15th March 2019
Expires: 15th May 2019
Job Ref: MIAS

  • Opportunity to be a part of Melbourne-based research centre
  • Full-Time, 3-year contract, with potential for renewal 
  • Bronze member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Program

About Baker
The Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute is an independent, internationally-renowned medical research facility, with a history spanning more than 90 years. The Institute's work extends from the laboratory to wide-scale community studies with a focus on diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

The Baker Institute is the nation’s first multi-disciplinary organisation tackling the deadly trio of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease through research, education and patient care.

About the Role

We are looking for a postdoctoral Bioinformatician. The successful candidate will be based at the Baker Institute in the Systems Genomics Lab ( and supervised by A/Prof Michael Inouye ( The successful candidate's main roles will be (i) to provide bioinformatics and/or biostatistics expertise for experimental and study design, data analyses and interpretation at the Institute, and (ii) to perform high quality research in bioinformatics, genomics or computational biology.

Skills and Experience
The essential skills to succeed in this role are:

  • A PhD in a quantitative discipline (such as bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, statistics or epidemiology) and/or science discipline (such as biochemistry, molecular biology or genetics/genomics) with substantial quantitative component.
  • Research experience in at least one of the following area: statistical genomics, computational biology or bioinformatics, with high competency in the statistical or computational analysis of large datasets.
  • A high level of interpersonal skills, which enable the appointee to liaise effectively with a wide range of people at a variety of levels internal and external to the Institute.
  • Demonstrated ability to use Unix-based systems, computing clusters, modern scripting/programming languages including R.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high quality results and to meet deadlines without compromising close attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Proven capacity to work as a member of a team as well as autonomously without close supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and contribute to high impact research publications.

Remuneration will be commensurate with the successful candidate's qualifications and experience, plus superannuation and generous salary packaging options. Other benefits include flexible working hours and generous primary caregiver leave. Numerous fellowships, grants and workshops to support parents, women and ethnic minorities in science are available as an ongoing commitment of the Institute to promote gender equity and diversity.

Read more about our gender equality and diversity initiatives:

How to Apply
Applications should include a current resume with details of 3 professional referees quoting reference MIAS. For a position description or further information, please visit our website at:

Position Description

Contact details

A/Prof Mike Inouye, Laboratory Head, Systems Genomics Laboratory

+61 3 8532 1512  

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