Research Officer/Senior Research Officer

Research Officer/Senior Research Officer

Application closing date: 
Thu, 31/10/2019 - 5:00pm

About this employment opportunity

An opportunity exists for a talented and motivated Research Officer or Senior Research Officer to work with Dr Melissa Davis in the Bioinformatics Division.

The Davis Laboratory undertakes research projects in computational cancer biology, including the analysis multi-omics and clinical data associated with drug treatments and combination therapies. Active research projects and collaborations in epigenetic engineering, analysis of regulatory networks and signalling, and the study of cancer plasticity and progression present exciting opportunities for developing internationally competitive computational biology research with a strong emphasis on translation.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Bioinformatics or Computational Biology, strong computational skills, and experience applying these skills in the analysis of large, complex datasets. The level of appointment will depend on the candidate’s experience.

Research Officers will be expected to undertake high quality research aligned with the interests of the laboratory, and communicate this research through presentations and the production of manuscripts. They will have the opportunity to undertake some student supervision, and will participate in the preparation of funding applications related to their research. A Research Officer will have a PhD in a related discipline, and have produced high quality publications or a high quality thesis related to this work.

A position description is available.


Senior Research Officers will be expected to manage and undertake high quality research and identify and develop new research opportunities aligned with the interests of the laboratory. They will communicate this research through presentations and manuscripts, and will have the opportunity to supervise students and junior staff working on related research projects. They will identify opportunities for funding and write high quality applications for research funds. A Senior Research Officer will have already undertaken a successful post-doctoral position (Research Officer level appointment), and will have a track record of publications relevant to the research area.

The position will involve undertaking novel research in computational biology of cancer and working on national and international collaborative research projects, along with opportunities for industry collaboration and graduate student supervision.

The position is available for a period of 3 years in the first instance, with renewal dependent on performance. Up to 17% superannuation and very attractive salary packaging options are available.

A position description is available.

Enquiries about this position can be directed to Dr Melissa Davis –

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How to apply

Please email your application including cover letter, CV and a letter addressing the key selection criteria in pdf format to quoting reference WEHI/MDDA in the subject line.

Application closing date:  31 October 2019

At the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute we strive to ensure our staff and students enjoy a great working environment.  We value diversity and gender equity in our work force and promote flexible working arrangements for staff to balance working requirements and personal needs. We have implemented a number of gender equity initiatives to support female laboratory heads.