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. 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. ¬ If you have the qualifications and high-level experience required to lead a new team of researchers in bioinformatics, we welcome your application. ¬ The ANU is highly supportive of, and encourages, applications from females and minority groups.
The 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. The successful applicant will participate in the collegial, collaborative culture of the EMBL Australia Partner Laboratory Network. The candidate will actively support in the development of the network through participation in the various programs aimed to internationalise research conducted in Australia via linking activities with EMBL, especially in developing a relationship with the EMBL-EBI.