Melbourne Bioinformatics, through The Australian BioCommons, is seeking a suitably qualified Project Manager (Platforms) to manage the establishment, extension and delivery of key national bioinformatics platforms under the Australian BioCommons “Bring Your Own Data” (BYOD) Project.
Digital technologies are proving transformational for life sciences. Providing Australian researchers with access to essential tools, methods and training is critical to their ability to respond to national challenges such as food security, environmental conservation and disease treatments, and to remain competitive in the global digital ecosystem.
In order to address this need, Bioplatforms Australia has committed $20M National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) funding over the period 2019-2023 to establish and operate the . An additional $2.2M NCRIS funds have also been committed by ARDC along with approximately $8M co-investments from a number of project partners to fund a ‘BYO Data Analysis’ component of the BioCommons over the same time period (the ARDC-Platforms BioCommons Bring Your Own Data (BYOD) Expansion Project). This large-scale investment in digital infrastructure represents an ambitious new digital capability that will define and deliver data infrastructure needs for the bio-molecular sciences community in Australia, across environmental, agricultural and biomedical science.
Melbourne Bioinformatics collaborates on a range of national and international platform development and digital research infrastructure projects and hosts the Australian BioCommons Hub.
The Project Manager (Platforms) is responsible for overall Project Management of the $10.2M BYOD Project, ensuring it is implemented on time and on budget. The role will work with the Associate Director (Platforms) and multiple BioCommons partner organisations to manage the establishment, extension and delivery of key national bioinformatics platforms, including (but not limited to): Galaxy Australia, a “Bring Your Own Data Command Line Platform”, Data Management/Interoperability platforms, and various specialist community-oriented software services (for example, a Genome Assembly and Annotation platform).
The Project will be undertaken in collaboration with a number of project Partners. The Project Manager will play a central role in the coordination of groups of technical experts working on work packages for the project at institutions around Australia (University of Melbourne, University of Sydney, AAF, AARNet, QCIF, etc). This includes ensuring project deliverables are met, as well as daily coordination of the entire Project team.
Ideally, the preferred candidate will have familiarity with the data analysis, tools and infrastructure needs of life science researchers and demonstrable personal qualities in the areas of project and program management, communication, collaboration, organisation and reporting.
Applications from remote/interstate locations are welcome.