Group Leaders, SAHMRI
EMBL Australia Partner Laboratory Group Leaders in Biomedical Informatics
Accelerate your research career
Fully funded research position
Five years, extendable to nine years
- Form and lead your own independent research group
- Modelled on the European Molecular Biology Laboratory to support independent, interdisciplinary, quality research
- Designed for high potential, early-career computational scientists who are dedicated to research excellence
- Excellent salary package, including (where required) arrangements for relocation, travel, work permits and visas for the successful candidate and their family
- Positions include funding for a research team and generous annual research budget for five years in the first instance, extendable for another four years
- Based at a new world-class health and medical research facility located in Adelaide, South Australia and associated with the three South Australian Universities
- Unique opportunity to join two innovative, growing organisations – SAHMRI and EMBL Australia
Three Group Leader positions are available in Biomedical Informatics.
We seek future research leaders to develop novel computational approaches for challenging problems in human biology and medicine. The successful applicants’ research will be aligned with one of the research themes of SAHMRI and its associated Universities: Cancer; Nutrition and Metabolism; Infection and Immunity; Healthy Mothers, Babies and Children; Heart Disease; and Mind and Brain.
A special focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health is embedded into all of the research themes and activities. The work of each group will advance the science of informatics and develop bioinformatics analysis projects associated with pre-clinical, clinical, translational or healthcare research within the chosen theme. New and emerging medical bioinformatic areas in these themes are also of interest, e.g. the healthy human microbiome.
Applicants with training in biological research and clinical medicine, computer science, statistics, engineering and related disciplines are welcome to apply. The successful applicants will have a research interest in applying bioinformatics to aspects of health and disease, with the capacity to lead a research team in a dynamic, highly collaborative, and internationally focused environment.
More details about SAHMRI are available at www.sahmri.com and for EMBL Australia at www.emblaustralia.org.
To obtain a copy of the position description, a list of FAQs regarding the facilities and resources available at SAHMRI, and supplementary information, please visit www.sahmri.com/category/careers
For further information on the positions please contact:
SAHMRI is a new independent health and medical research institute
established jointly by the University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia and Flinders University. SAHMRI will build a team of more than 600 top researchers in a purpose-built landmark facility on North Terrace in Adelaide’s West End.
The building will incorporate the latest in architectural design to provide a positive working environment and will have dedicated space for advanced technology facilities including a cyclotron; imaging capabilities such as PET, MR, and CT; a vivarium; as well as educational and public space areas. SAHMRI will be supported by eResearch SA facilities for data management and high performance computing and will have high-speed, high capacity data networking capabilities. SAHMRI researchers will have access to extensive clinical registries and
SAHMRI is positioned in the new South Australian biomedical precinct adjacent to the new Royal Adelaide Hospital (currently being constructed), creating an environment in which medical and health researchers, clinicians and allied health workers work and collaborate in close proximity, and enhancing collaborative capacity and opportunities.
The EMBL Australia Partner Laboratory is based on the EMBL model
, with distributed, highly integrated research nodes focussing on complementary aspects of biological research. Currently there are three nodes: at Monash University’s Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, the University of Queensland’s EMBL Australia Bioinformatics Resource and SAHMRI.
How to Apply
Please email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
, in English, including:
- a cover letter
- names and addresses of three referees
- a summary of current and future research interests
Please quote ref. number 13/0129 in the subject line.
Applications close: 28 February 2013
Interviews will be held in Australia and are likely to be in May 2013
Anticipated commencement date: early 2014