Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (VCCRI)

Postdoctoral Scientist - Bioinformatician

Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute

Sydney, Australia

  • Help the 4.2 million Australians affected by cardiovascular disease
  • World class research institute
  • Inner city location, close to public transport

About us
The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute is dedicated to finding cures for cardiovascular disease through world class medical research. Established in 1994, it is the legacy of legendary heart transplant surgeon Victor Chang. Renowned for the quality of its breakthroughs, the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute is working to discover better ways to diagnose, treat and ultimately prevent the onset of heart disease.

The role
We are seeking an enthusiastic post-doctoral scientist to join the Computational Genomics Laboratory, led by Dr Eleni Giannoulatou.
The successful candidate will be involved in the analysis of whole genome sequencing datasets of patients with dilated cardiomyopathy and congenital heart disease recruited and sequenced by the Cardiovascular Genetic Disorders Flagship of Australian Genomics. The candidate will work closely with the laboratories of Prof Diane Fatkin and Prof Sally Dunwoodie.
Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Development and application of quantitative methods on large genomic datasets
  • Visualisation and interpretation of genomic data
  • Supervision of junior lab members
  • Publications in bioinformatics or genetics journals and presentations at conferences

Term of Position
This is a full-time appointment for three years with an annual review, and the possibility of renewal subject to funding.

About you
Are you an accomplished scientist with a talent for complex data analysis? Are you looking to advance your career in academic research?
We would like to meet you if you have:

  • PhD in computational biology, bioinformatics, statistical genetics, or a relevant quantitative field with a demonstrated aptitude for bioinformatics research
  • Strong up-to-date background in bioinformatics and its applications to genetics and next-generation sequencing
  • Experience with a scripting language, a statistical programming language and high-performance computing
  • Excellent computational skills
  • Demonstrated capacity to work as a team member and independently
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

What we offer:

  • Salary packaging
  • Bonus superannuation
  • 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 visit our website –
If you would like to apply for this role, please send your cover letter, resume and contact
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Closing date: 30th of September 2019


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Postdoctoral Scientist - Bioinformatician