Head - Computational Biology @ Sydney

Employer: Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Closing date: 29-11-2019

Brief position description: 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 are now seeking a Head of Computational Biology to lead a team in advancing the state-of-the-art in multi-omics analysis. The primary specific objectives of the team are: (1) establish computational best practices for analysis of -omics datasets and bring these in-house along with key public datasets (2) development of new tools and algorithms to facilitate interpretation of multi-omics datasets and (3) collaboration with experimental research groups to efficiently analyse large datasets.

This leadership role will be responsible for coordinating and executing relevant projects and activities within the Computational Biology group. They will ensure KCCG remains at the forefront of computational approaches and place emphasis on methodologies that have transformative potential and could be used in clinical practice.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following key skills and attributes:

A PhD in genomics or a related field
Strong background in bioinformatics, with at least 5 years of experience
Strong expertise in clinical interpretation of genomic data
Strong expertise in working with next-generation sequencing data
Experience in team building, leadership and collaboration
In return the Head of the Computational Biology group will have access to a competitive salary, participation in local and international conferences, and publishing opportunities in a rich interdisciplinary research environment.


Remuneration for this position is competitive and commensurate on experience with additional salary packaging benefits. The position is based at The Kinghorn Cancer Centre, a new joint initiative of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and St. Vincent’s Hospital, located in inner-city Darlinghurst.

http://kinghorncancercentre.com. The Kinghorn is rapidly developing expertise and large capacity in cancer genomics and informatics and will provide a supportive and exciting environment for the fellow.

For further details, please contact Sarah Kummerfeld by e-mail (s.kummerfeld@garvan.org.au).

How to Apply
Your application must include:

A cover letter
Your resume including 2 referees
Copies of relevant qualifications / academic transcripts
Closing Date

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.

Job website: http://garvan.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/garvan_institute/job/Sydney/Head---Computational-Biology_PRF5235-2

Contact name: Shree Chattopadhyay

Contact email: shreec@garvan.org.au