First listed on: 15 November 2021

Senior Postdoctoral Scientists


  • Full time fixed term one year
  • Opportunity to develop and conduct research as part of overall projects on behalf of the group Leader and senior postdoctoral scientists within the group
  • Academic Level B, Base Salary $110,856 - $131,639 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The purpose of the Bioinformatics Fellow position is to develop and conduct research as part of overall projects on behalf of the group Leader and senior postdoctoral scientists within the group. The Bioinformatic Fellow needs to be technically competent across bioinformatics, statistical genetics, genomics or imaging science as well as skilled in the production of manuscripts, administrative tasks, project management, supervision of students and junior staff, and able to assist and develop grant applications.

The Bioinformatic Fellow is expected to be very well organised and have very good communication skills, as the role requires significant levels of cooperation within the group, with research collaborators and with vendors. High-level problem solving skills and the ability to function productively, efficiently and autonomously from direct supervision are vital to successfully performing the role.

This position is within the Imaging and Phenotyping Laboratory; Sydney School of Health Sciences/ Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • contribute to knowledge within Sydney School of Health Sciences
  • contribute to outstanding teaching and learning outcomes
  • contribute to the research, education and administrative activities of Sydney School of Health Sciences
  • contribute to a positive workplace culture
  • contribute to the strategic direction of the University.

About you

We are looking for a Bioinformatics Research Fellow who possesses:

  • a PhD in biostatistics or related discipline similar
  • superior computer programming or software development skills in at least two computational languages with one of them preferably in matlab or python
  • previous practical experience and track record in statistical genetics, genomics or bioinformatics biology, integrating large "omics" data, as well as advanced programming abilities
  • a developing research profile evidenced by original, high-quality and independent published research
  • demonstrated success in designing, implementing and evaluating teaching and learning initiatives
  • a developing network of relationships with key academic, industry and professional institutions, partners and stakeholders
  • experience in supervising or mentoring others and/or coordinating team activities
  • a developing knowledge and understanding of the key strategic issues in the discipline and higher education sector
  • demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively across a range of media and forums.

Closing date for applications

11:59 pm, 9 January 2022

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

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Specific enquiries about the position can be directed to Lynda Whiting at or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Rae Hao, Recruitment Operations, on 8627 0063 or by email to .

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