Bioinformatics Analyst

  • Company:
    Queensland Health - Department of Health
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Permanent
  • Posted:
    16 hours ago
  • Category:
    Government

Forensic Scientific Services are seeking a permanent full-time HP4 Bioinformatics Analyst to join our team. Located in Coopers Plains the primary purpose of this position to provide bioinformatics advice and support to the scientists of Public and Environmental Health (PEH) particularly around developing and supporting tools and pipelines for next generation sequencing analysis of notifiable and emerging pathogens including SARS-CoV-2. The position will support, improve and automate software programs used as database and scientific tools within laboratories and oversee high performance and virtual and cloud computing used within the facility.
If this sounds like you we encourage you to apply.

  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Location: Brisbane – South
  • Yearly Salary: $109505 – $117835
  • Contact Name: Temora Sharman
  • Contact Number:
  • Closing Date: 31-JAN-21

Health Support Queensland – Why work for us?

At Health Support Queensland (HSQ), you will be part of an organisation who helps care for Queenslanders.

We know it is important for people to work in an organisation that provides more than just a job. In joining HSQ, you will embark on a journey to help us realise our vision of being ‘Australia’s best healthcare support partner’.

Once you join us, we will expect you to exemplify the HSQ fundamental principles of ICARE:

  • Integrity, being honest and ethical in everything we say and do.
  • Customers and patients first, putting customers and patients at the centre of everything we do.
  • Accountability, taking personal responsibility for our actions.
  • Respect, being considerate, recognising our differences and looking out for each other.
  • Engagement, actively investing in positive outcomes by partnering with others.

What is on offer:

  • Up to 12.75% employer superannuation contribution

  • Annual leave loading 17.5%

  • Salary packaging

  • Work/life balance, variety and flexibility

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Professional development leave (if applicable)

  • Professional development allowance

What we are looking for:

You will be assessed on your ability to demonstrate the following key capabilities, knowledge and experience. Within the context of the responsibilities described under ‘your key responsibilities’, the ideal applicant will be someone who can demonstrate the following:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of UNIX like operating systems and command line operated software.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in programming languages (Python, Java etc).

  • Demonstrated expertise with bioinformatic analysis and pipelines. Familiarity with next generation sequence data would be viewed favourably.

  • Experience with high performance computing including cloud computing and database management.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with a high degree of autonomy in a multidisciplinary team, while prioritising workload and meeting deadlines.

  • Experience or knowledge in the bioinformatic analysis and LIMS related next generation sequencing workflow of bacterial and/or viral genomes is desirable.

How to apply:

Please provide the following information to the panel to assess your suitability:

  • Your current CV or resume, including the names and contact details of two referees. Referees should have a thorough knowledge of your capabilities, work performance and conduct within the previous two years, and it is preferable to include your current, immediate or past supervisor

  • A short statement (maximum two pages) that gives details of your skills, experience and knowledge as required on the role description under the heading’what are we looking for?’