Careers at Children's Cancer Institute

Randwick - Sydney, Australia  
Employment Type:
Full-Time Fixed Term  
Bioinformatics (BIO)
Supporting Documentation:

  • Innovative, collaborative and positive team-orientated environment
  • Modern, world-class facilities
  • Convenient Randwick location, close to transport

Do you have a passion for research? A passion to help children? A passion to help us beat this devastating disease? Do you want to add skills, improve your CV, grow in your career and expand your track record?
Children's Cancer Institute is wholly dedicated to putting an end to childhood cancer and is the only medical research institute in Australia solely dedicated to this cause. We don't just hope to do it – we will do it; and we're looking for the brightest minds to help us get there. Children's Cancer Institute provides the best possible environment for our staff thrive with state-of-the-art facilities at the Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSW Australia – one of the leading cancer research centres in the world.

We are currently looking to expand our bioinformatics team within the institute as our cutting-edge research continues to evolve and advance into the world of big data. Children’s Cancer Institute is looking for a Bioinformatician to join the team who wants to learn and expand their current skill set while continuing and progressing their career as we are looking for someone early in their career but has aspirations to grow and become a part of a larger team with plenty of future opportunities for growth as we continue to expand.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
  • Perform data analysis on a wide variety of projects and childhood cancer types including neuroblastoma, leukaemia, and brain tumours to name a few
  • Statistical analysis in a wide variety of biological and bioinformatics protocols to aid in clinical and bench-side research
  • Ability to assess, understand and implement bioinformatics tools and generate bioinformatic pipelines
  • Contribute to the writing of manuscripts, grants and abstracts
  • Participate in national and international conferences, seminars and workshops
  • Teach, assist and mentor scientists in the field of bioinformatics
Qualifications, experience and skills required:
  • Experience with microarrays, next-generation sequencing data and tools
  • Strong understanding of molecular, cell or genetic biology with an understanding of cancer genetics an asset
  • Experience working in a Unix/Linux environment, shell scripting, common command-line tools, HPC, and one or more scripting languages (Python and R preferred)
  • Experience in molecular and cellular biology
  • High-level interpersonal, verbal, written communication and the ability to work within a small team with minimal supervision
  • An interest in developing techniques and using the latest technology in research projects
  • Strong abilities in problem-solving and independent thinking


This is an excellent opportunity to work in an inspiring workplace, whilst growing your career as a Bioinformatician. We have a brand new in-house High Performance Computing cluster designed purely for the needs of the Bioinformaticians. You will have the ability to become a key member of several different projects with the possibility in the future to integrate and merge into one of the leading research programs within the Institute. We are strongly committed to the growth of our employees so all staff can fulfil their aspirations. 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. We're looking for people who share our values of accountability, integrity and camaraderie, teamwork, sharing and excellence, success and satisfaction.

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 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.