Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Head of Computational Biology & Genomic Technologies

Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Sydney, Darlinghurst, Australia

The Garvan Institute of Medical Research (Garvan) is one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes, with over 600 scientists, students and support staff. Its mission is to make significant contributions to medical research that will change the directions of science and medicine and have major impacts on human health. Garvan’s research encompasses immunology, bone biology, neuroscience, diabetes and metabolism, cancer, and genomics and epigenetics. These research activities are organised within four themes: Cancer, Inflammatory Diseases, Healthy Aging, and Genomics, and two Centres: the Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics and the Garvan-Weizmann Centre for Cellular Genomics.

The Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics (KCCG), established by the Garvan Institute is an Australian research and sequencing centre delivering genomic information for clinical use. The KCCG facilitates genome-based research, particularly in cancer and monogenic diseases, but also in complex disease such as diabetes, osteoporosis and immunological disease. Our vision is to translate medical research into clinical care in Australia and beyond by integrating sequencing, bioinformatics and data management in a cutting-edge Genomics research environment.

The Opportunity

We currently have an exciting opportunity for two Heads of Computational Biology & Genomic Technologies. These leadership roles will be responsible for executing and coordinating relevant projects and activities within the Computational Biology & Genomic Technologies group. They will ensure KCCG remains at the forefront of computational and genomics approaches, with an emphasis on technologies that have transformative potential and could be used in clinical practice.

For more information about our positions, please visit the profiles on our website and refer to PRF5235 and PRF5199.

These are four year fixed term positions with the possibility to extend.

Both group leaders will have access to a competitive salary, participation in local and international conferences, and publishing opportunities in a rich interdisciplinary research environment.

For further details, please contact Sarah Kummerfeld by e-mail (

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please submit your application with a CV and a cover letter. The position will remain open until filled. As we will be reviewing applications as they are received, we encourage you to submit yours as soon as possible.

We also invite overseas candidates to apply for this position

Please apply via recruiter’s website.