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Senior Bioinformatician, Bioinformatics Training

Melbourne, Australia
$140,433 – $161,926 p.a. plus 17% super
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Job no: 0062191
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time
Faculty:  Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Melbourne Bioinformatics
Salary: Level C – $140,433 – $161,926 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Delivering a robust bioinformatics training program to empower life scientists.
  • Opportunity to shape and lead education initiatives within a dynamic research environment containing a team of highly skilled bioinformaticians.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role

The purpose of the role within Melbourne Bioinformatics is to lead the training operations, overseeing a team of trainers and contributing to the development and delivery of bioinformatics content. This involves creating new training materials, delivering workshops, and establishing an online repository for easy access to resources. The Senior Bioinformatician will collaborate with external partners to enhance expertise and align training with national initiatives, ensuring content is comprehensive and of high quality. They will provide strategic oversight to ensure training targets are met effectively and efficiently.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Lead the development and provision of local bioinformatics training content, including in-person workshops and stand-alone online content.
  • Identify high-quality training content from external sources that should be linked to our local training repository.
  • Oversee the organisation of our local training repository.
  • Develop new training materials in accordance with community needs, as determined through consultation with our local users and the national training network.

Who We Are Looking For

You will thrive in this role if you possess strong communication, leadership, and networking abilities, coupled with adept stakeholder management and attention to detail. Your demonstrated capacity to work both independently and collaboratively within a team, combined with excellent organisational and leadership skills, will ensure successful project outcomes

You will also have:

  • A PhD or equivalent experience or over 2 years working in bioinformatics or a closely related field.
  • A passion for transferring knowledge and teaching and the ability to apply highly technical skills and content within a teaching environment.
  • Assess effectiveness of existing and new training courses and make modifications to course content.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current tools, standards, and methods in bioinformatics.

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

Your New Team – Melbourne Bioinformatics

Melbourne Bioinformatics, nestled within the vibrant hub of Australia's life sciences, empowers researchers with cutting-edge tools and expertise. From software development to bioinformatics training, it accelerates scientific discovery and fosters collaboration. Since its inception, Melbourne Bioinformatics has propelled Victoria to the forefront of life sciences, generating impactful insights that benefit health, agriculture, and engineering, enriching both academia and industry alike.

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.   

Be Yourself

The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact Kim Groizard at, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Brett Verity via email at, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Position Description

Applications close: 01 May 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time


The University of Melbourne enjoys an outstanding reputation with world rankings consistently placing us as Australia’s leading comprehensive research-intensive university, and one of the world’s top 50*.

Melbourne attracts the best and brightest students and researchers and, with a history of over 160 years, we occupy a special place at the heart of our city’s cultural scene.

Melbourne is a leading research university, widely renowned for its teaching and the social and economic contributions it makes through knowledge transfer. The University’s performance in international rankings puts it at the forefront of higher education in the Asia-Pacific and beyond.

Internationally, the University is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with its international peers placing it in the top 20 worldwide, and employers placing it in the top 10. In the recent Times Higher Education rankings of the world’s top 200 universities, Melbourne ranked top in Australia and 33 in the world.

Melbourne’s international research pre-eminence was also acknowledged with a top 100 ranking in the Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings. Ranked No. 44 in 2015, the University has climbed steadily in the rankings since first appearing at No. 92 in 2003.

The Melbourne Model introduces undergraduate programs characterised by both breadth and depth, followed by a graduate professional degree, a research higher degree or entry directly into employment.

In 2008 Melbourne commenced offering six New Generation undergraduate degrees in Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Environments, Music and Science. The Melbourne Model also introduces a new graduate school experience to Australia, providing the best and brightest with a more focused, intense and professionally relevant degree in areas such as Law, Architecture, Teaching and Nursing. With the Melbourne curriculum now aligning the University with the world’s top universities in Europe, North America and Asia, we enable our students to develop the skills and attributes required by employers all over the world.

More than 50,000 students from over 120 countries take courses in the University’s 12 faculties and graduate schools.

For more information please visit:

*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015 – 2016 and Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015

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