In March 2008, Australia accepted an invitation to become the first associate member of the renowned European Molecular Biology Laboratory. 

EMBL Australia was launched in 2010 to take full advantage of this unique membership, with the goal of strengthening Australia’s global position in life sciences with a research model that is new to Australia—focusing on nurturing early-career scientists and making the most of Australia’s scientific infrastructure. You can view job vacancies at EMBL Heidelberg office.


Group Leader in Bioinformatics & Data Analysis (hosted at ANU)

Area of research: Bioinformatics.

Expressions of interest are invited from suitably qualified scientists wishing to develop their scientific research career as an EMBL Australia Partner Laboratory Group Leader hosted at the Department of Genome Sciences at The John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR), The Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia.

Position:

The appointee to this position is expected to take advantage of the large amount of data that is created at JCSMR and ANU and to add significant value to its analysis. The appointee would also be expected to run an independent research program in an area of bioinformatics that is synergistic with the research that is being performed at ANU.

The position will be hosted in the Department of Genome Sciences, led by Professor David Tremethick. The appointee would also be expected to build a vibrant, academic bioinformatics laboratory at JCSMR, driving research that connects multiple levels of data across genomics, epigenetics, chromatin structure, coding and non-coding RNA.

The appointee will benefit from the proximity of JCSMR to the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) facility, which houses Australia’s largest public access parallel computer. There is very strong computational expertise in other schools at ANU, expecially the School of Computer Sciences.

The position provides research-intensive employment as an independent laboratory head, the opportunity to foster excellence and deliver leadership in a range of medical research projects, to supervise students, and to undertake professional activities and policy development in an academic discipline within the School, the University, and the research community.

The successful applicant will lead a research group for a period of five years, with the possibility of extension for an additional four years. 

Benefits:

  • Excellent, nurturing scientific environment;
  • State-of-the-art laboratories and access to leading-edge core research facilities, including the National Computational Infrastructure Facility;
  • Provision of core research funding and support;
  • Competitive terms and conditions, including relocation, removal and travel benefits. Salary packaging is also available for certain items;
  • A range of professional development programs, support for research, study and overseas work; and
  • ANU offers generous parental leave and flexible working arrangements. It is also an inaugural member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Pilot Program that aims to address gender equity in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

 Applicants:

  • Applicants will be expected to have an exceptional international research profile in bioinformatics, an excellent publication output, including recent discoveries published in high-profile scientific journals, and a highly successful record obtaining competitive funding.

Closing date: Applications will be accepted until midnight 27 August 2017 (AEST).

Interviews: Will be held in Canberra, Australia, during the week commencing 11 December 2017.

For more information and to apply, visit the ANU careers site


Two Group Leader positions: Audiogenomics and Neurogenomics (hosted at the Garvan Institute)

Areas of research: Audiogenomics and Neurogenomics.

Expressions of interest are invited from suitably qualified scientists wishing to develop their scientific research career. These two EMBL Australia Partner Laboratory Group Leader positions are hosted within the Neuroscience Division at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, Australia.

The Garvan Institute is seeking top-quality researchers with experience in genetics and genomics to develop independent research laboratories within the Neuroscience Division in the following two areas:

Audiogenomics
  • Genomics of hearing loss in humans and/or animal models
  • Genomic approaches to study neuroplasticity of the auditory system

It is anticipated that the successful researcher will work with auditory neurobiologists within the Hearing Research Laboratory, as well as clinicians, to advance the understanding of auditory neuroplasticity and hearing loss. 

Neurogenomics
  • Molecular neuroscience to study brain development and brain function
  • Genomic approaches to study neuroplasticity in any system
  • Genetic and genomic approaches to study neurological diseases and neurodegenerative diseases

Benefits:

  • Dedicated research leader position as an independent laboratory head, position entitled ‘Garvan Laboratory Head’ and EMBL Australia Partner Laboratory Group Leader
  • Provision of core research funding and research management support
  • Access to career development training opportunities
  • Critical mass of outstanding researchers within an excellent collaborative scientific environment, including mentoring from senior researchers
  • The opportunity to foster excellence and deliver leadership in a range of medical research projects and to supervise graduate students through UNSW Australia
  • State-of-the-art facilities, including genomic sequencing, single-cell genomics, and cellular and animal imaging, and extensive bioinformatics expertise
  • Access to EMBL Australia Partner Laboratory development activities (e.g. scientific retreats, reviews, selection panels and student programs)

To apply: Please send a cover letter, full curriculum vitae and a concise statement summarising your research interests (current and future) to Dr Marie Dziadek, Garvan Chief Scientific Officer at m.dziadek@garvan.org.au.

Closing date: Applications will be accepted until midnight 6 September 2017 (AEST).

Interviews: Will be held in Sydney, Australia, during the week commencing 7 November 2017. 

For more information, see the ad on the Garvan Institute website.

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