Careers at Children's Cancer Institute
Scientific Officer (Computational Biology)

Randwick - Sydney, Australia  
Employment Type:
Full-Time Fixed Term  
Computational Biology (CB)
$85,000 + Super + NFP Salary Packaging Benefits

  • Innovative, collaborative and team-orientated environment
  • Modern, world-class research
  • Convenient Randwick location, across the road from the UNSW Light Rail Stop
  • VERY Flexible working options

The Computational Biology group at the Children’s Cancer Institute is a multi-disciplinary team of scientists, engineers and students, all motivated to improve health outcomes in children with cancer. We develop computational approaches that leverage cutting-edge advances in genomics to enable precision medicine, in part through supporting the Zero Childhood Cancer Program, the Luminesce Alliance for Precision Medicine, the ACRF Childhood Cancer Liquid Biopsy Program.

We are currently seeking to appoint a Scientific Officer to provide high-level support to the Computational Biology Group Leader of Children’s Cancer Institute. This is not a research position and will suit an experienced scientist who wishes to progress their career and apply their extensive knowledge in research and administration to help achieve the strategic and operational objectives of the group. This Scientific Officer role would suit a warm, outgoing personality who can work easily with people across all sectors of the organisation, who has demonstrated initiative, and is a strong team player with a flexible approach

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Project management of all ongoing and planned research projects led by the Computational Biology Group Leader, in collaboration with many groups in the institute, particularly the Personalised Medicine Program Management team, as well as a large national and international collaborative network.
  • Assisting in the development of scientific documents including grant proposals, manuscripts, reports and other research outputs
  • Management and oversight of several large-scale grants, including budgeting, tracking progress, deadlines and reporting
  • Identifying novel grant opportunities and where appropriate, recrafting existing grants to suit new funding schemes
  • Coordinating collaborations that have broad stakeholder involvement, including calendaring, reviewing minutes, agenda items, meeting minutes and following up on action items as appropriate
  • Establishing, progressing and maintaining collaborations, and representing the Computational Group Leader when required
  • Assisting in the preparation of scientific presentations
  • Drafting of research related correspondence, including emails and brief summaries
  • Support clinical research activities in accordance with TGA, ICH, GCP, the NHMRC National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research and relevant state/federal privacy laws

Qualifications, experience and skills required:

  • The person requires high-level qualifications, at least tertiary education, and preferably a PhD, with minimum 2 years experience in biomedical research
  • Minimum of 2 years post-doctoral or equivalent experience in a biomedical field. Experience in computational biology or cancer genomics would be highly advantageous
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Is highly organised, with strengths in project management
  • Grant writing experience is highly desirable
  • Commitment to adherence to ethical and other regulatory requirements
  • Exhibits a high degree of professionalism and respect for others
  • A friendly outgoing personality who can work with people openly across all levels of an organisation
  • A working knowledge of, or experience with, translational genomics research, including bioinformatics, computational biology or cancer research

This is an excellent opportunity to work in an inspiring workplace. You'll be rewarded with a friendly and professional flexible work environment, comprehensive on-campus facilities, competitive salary, salary packaging options, access to a leading EAP program and regular social activities. Join a group of dedicated people in a performance-driven environment to achieve success and discover what it's like to look forward to coming to work every day and make a real difference.

A detailed job description and additional information about Children's Cancer Institute can be found on our website at: . We embrace diversity and encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

To apply, please click the 'APPLY' link and forward both your resume AND cover letter (mandatory) clearly addressing the qualifications, experience and skills required.

Note: Applications will be reviewed prior to the closing date; which is dependent on the status of the recruitment process. Only successfully shortlisted candidates will be contacted.