The University of Canberra (UC) is a dynamic university with great ambition, partnering with government, business and industry locally and internationally to challenge the status quo through the pursuit of best practice in teaching, learning and research. UC’s place-based identity ensures that it exists to serve Australia’s capital community and its surrounding region with a strong impact on the nation. The universities success in research and education has been internationally recognised, resulting in UC becoming the world’s fastest rising university (QS, 2019).
The Institute for Applied Ecology (IAE) undertakes world class research to improve our understanding of the environment, and enhance decision-making for natural resource management and sustainable development. The Institute has a pivotal opportunity for a Software Developer to join an interdisciplinary research team.
The fields of ecology, landscape genetics, population genetics and conservation biology have been revolutionised in recent years by the growing availability of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) population genomic datasets. The Institute for Applied Ecology at the University of Canberra, CSIRO and Diversity Arrays Technology Pty Ltd have been collaborating on a software package, dartR, that enables analysis of these large and informative multi-purpose datasets. The use of dartR has grown rapidly nationally and internationally, and the package is under constant development and improvement.
We are looking for a skilled, enthusiastic, self-motivated individual to assist with the consolidation and development of this package so that it can continue to deliver cutting edge capability to the scientific community.
The successful applicant will be well versed in programming in the R language and demonstrated experience with best practice and writing structured, intelligible code that is adequately commented.
The salary range is $87,805 – $95,123pa plus market loading which will be commensurate with the successful applicants’ skills and experience. This is a fixed-term part-time (0.5 FTE) opportunity for 2 years with a commencement date of October.
The University offers excellent conditions and benefits such as flexible, family-friendly policies, on site gym, on site medical services, a supermarket and childcare facilities.
UC’s Strategic Plan 2018-2022 sets a goal to be the national sector leader in equity, diversity, inclusion and access, and the ambitious goals of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategic Plan are designed to ensure that our Indigenous students and staff flourish in a welcoming and culturally safe environment. UC encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups.
To be considered for this position your application must include your resume demonstrating your skills and experience in line with the key capabilities outlined in the position description.
If you are initially shortlisted, you may be asked to complete an online one-way video interview through a platform called Sonru. There will be a list of pre-set questions that will need to be answered within a stipulated time.
Working Rights: Applicants who wish to apply for this position should have valid working rights or eligibility to obtain a work visa for Australia.