Current vacancies

A number of exciting opportunities are currently available across the country. Apply now, to work with Australian Genomics, or in roles with our partners.

Research Software Engineer

The University of Melbourne's Centre for Cancer Research (UMCCR) led by Professor Sean Grimmond, has the mission to improve cancer patient outcomes through genome discovery, translation and personalised medicine. It seeks to achieve this by advancing the molecular detection & diagnosis of cancer, prioritising therapeutic selection via Computational Oncology, and enabling programs in personalised cancer care. 

The Centre seeks a Research Software Engineer to work closely with Australian Genomics and the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) to scale the Centre's data processing framework to match the increasing volumes of biomedical data. Working with colleagues at UMCCR and partners at national and commercial HPC environments, the Research Software Engineer will explore federated solutions to track, distribute and analyse large genomic data sets. Experience with cancer genomics is not necessary, but a strong background in software development is. The incumbent will be supporting the analysis of genomic data at scale and should be comfortable developing software for distributed systems.

View the position description, and apply through the University of Melbourne careers page.

Applications close 6 September (extended from 23 August).


The University of Melbourne's Centre for Cancer Research (UMCCR) seeks an experienced and motivated computational biologist to drive cancer annotation and reporting strategies.

The position is responsible for running genome sequencing data analysis pipelines, testing and maintaining existing workflows (written for bcbio and using the Common Workflow Language) with an emphasis on improving reporting strategies for cancer-relevant genomic and transcriptomic features. The incumbent will apply the developed workflows to internal and public data, work with the UMCCR staff on data management issues, and engage with researchers and clinicians to establish and continuously improve genomic reports for cancer patients.

View the position description and apply through the University of Melbourne careers page.

Applications close 6 September (extended from 23 August).

PhD opportunities

Australian Genomics has a PhD project available under its Program 4 research area 'Genomics Workforce, Education and Ethics'. The PhD scholar will undertake a project aimed at investigating the patient experience of participants of the diagnostic flagships of Australian Genomics. This project would ideally suit a candidate with interest/experience in genetic counselling, ethics, psychology and/or social sciences. The project will use mixed-methods approaches (quantitative and qualitative), and will work with the Program 4 team to develop data collection tools including interview questions and surveys. These tools will be informed by existing literature, expert input and a small sample of initial interviews. The outcomes from the project intend to inform future patient management in genomic medicine.

Go to the Murdoch Children's Research Institute website for more information, and to apply.