In March 2008, Australia accepted an invitation to become the first associate member of the renowned European Molecular Biology Laboratory. 

EMBL Australia was launched in 2010 to take full advantage of this unique membership, with the goal of strengthening Australia’s global position in life sciences with a research model that is new to Australia—focusing on nurturing early-career scientists and making the most of Australia’s scientific infrastructure. You can view job vacancies at EMBL Heidelberg office.


Group Leader in Cancer Genomics (hosted at ANU)

Area of research: Genetic and epigenetic regulation of gene expression in cancer.

Expressions of interest are invited from suitably qualified scientists wishing to develop their scientific research career as an EMBL Australia Partner Laboratory Group Leader hosted at the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) Department of Cancer Biology and Therapeutics at The John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR), The Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia.

Position:

A major focus of the ACRF Department of Cancer Biology and Therapeutics is a collaboration with the Department of Genome Sciences at the JCSMR to establish an internationally competitive program of research focused on understanding the fundamental mechanisms controlling gene expression. Our interests stretch from understanding core transcription apparatus and chromatin modifiers, the role of ncRNA in regulating transcriptional process and finally the mechanisms orchestrating mRNA translation. In order to capitalise on these strengths and to further enhance our critical mass and collaborative research, we are seeking to recruit an EMBL Australia Partner Laboratory Group Leader with internationally competitive research expertise in the genetic and epigenetic regulation of gene expression in cancer.

The position, to be hosted at the ACRF Department of Cancer Biology and Therapeutics, provides research-intensive employment as an independent laboratory head. The position provides the opportunity to foster excellence and deliver leadership in a range of medical research projects, to supervise students, and to undertake professional activities and policy development in an academic discipline within the School, the University, and the wider community.

The successful applicant will lead a research group for a period of five years, with the possibility of extension for an additional four years.

Benefits:

  • Excellent, nurturing scientific environment;
  • State-of-the-art laboratories and access to leading-edge core research facilities;
  • Provision of core research funding and support;
  • Competitive terms and conditions, including relocation, removal and travel benefits;
  • A range of professional development programs, support for research, study and overseas work; and
  • ANU offers generous parental leave and flexible working arrangements. It is also an inaugural member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Pilot Program that aims to address gender equity in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Applicants:

  • Applicants will be expected to have an exceptional international research profile in cancer biology, an excellent publication output, including recent discoveries published in high-profile scientific journals and a highly successful record of obtaining competitive funding.

Closing date: Applications will be accepted until midnight 13 August 2017 (AEST).

Interviews: Will be held in Canberra, Australia, during the week commencing 28 November 2017.

For more information and to apply, visit the ANU careers site


Group Leader in Bioinformatics & Data Analysis (hosted at ANU)

Area of research: Bioinformatics.

Expressions of interest are invited from suitably qualified scientists wishing to develop their scientific research career as an EMBL Australia Partner Laboratory Group Leader hosted at the Department of Genome Sciences at The John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR), The Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia.

Position:

The appointee to this position is expected to take advantage of the large amount of data that is created at JCSMR and ANU and to add significant value to its analysis. The appointee would also be expected to run an independent research program in an area of bioinformatics that is synergistic with the research that is being performed at ANU.

The position will be hosted in the Department of Genome Sciences, led by Professor David Tremethick. The appointee would also be expected to build a vibrant, academic bioinformatics laboratory at JCSMR, driving research that connects multiple levels of data across genomics, epigenetics, chromatin structure, coding and non-coding RNA.

The appointee will benefit from the proximity of JCSMR to the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) facility, which houses Australia’s largest public access parallel computer. There is very strong computational expertise in other schools at ANU, expecially the School of Computer Sciences.

The position provides research-intensive employment as an independent laboratory head, the opportunity to foster excellence and deliver leadership in a range of medical research projects, to supervise students, and to undertake professional activities and policy development in an academic discipline within the School, the University, and the research community.

The successful applicant will lead a research group for a period of five years, with the possibility of extension for an additional four years. 

Benefits:

  • Excellent, nurturing scientific environment;
  • State-of-the-art laboratories and access to leading-edge core research facilities, including the National Computational Infrastructure Facility;
  • Provision of core research funding and support;
  • Competitive terms and conditions, including relocation, removal and travel benefits. Salary packaging is also available for certain items;
  • A range of professional development programs, support for research, study and overseas work; and
  • ANU offers generous parental leave and flexible working arrangements. It is also an inaugural member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Pilot Program that aims to address gender equity in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

 Applicants:

  • Applicants will be expected to have an exceptional international research profile in bioinformatics, an excellent publication output, including recent discoveries published in high-profile scientific journals, and a highly successful record obtaining competitive funding.

Closing date: Applications will be accepted until midnight 27 August 2017 (AEST).

Interviews: Will be held in Canberra, Australia, during the week commencing 11 December 2017.

For more information and to apply, visit the ANU careers site


Group Leader in Host Pathogen Interactions (hosted at QIMR Berghofer)

Areas of research: Infectious Diseases, Immunology, Host Pathogen Interactions.

Expressions of interest are invited from suitably qualified scientists wishing to develop their scientific research career. This EMBL Australia Group Leader position is hosted within the Infectious Diseases Program at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Brisbane, Australia.

We are seeking a top quality researcher to join our Infectious Diseases Program with a particular interest in host pathogen interactions. It is anticipated that the successful researcher will find strong internal collaborations, particularly with the immunology teams that have strengths in preclinical and clinical immunology. The successful applicant will also participate in the collegial, collaborative culture of the EMBL Australia Partner Laboratory Network. The candidate will actively support the development of the network by participating in the various programs aimed at internationalising research conducted in Australia through linking activities with EMBL.

Benefits:

  • Dedicated research leader position as an independent laboratory head, position entitled ‘QIMR Berghofer Team Head’ and EMBL Australia Group Leader
  • Provision of core research funding and personalised support (e.g. grants administration)
  • Critical mass of outstanding researchers within an excellent, nurturing scientific environment, including mentoring from senior researchers
  • The opportunity to foster excellence and deliver leadership in a range of medical research projects and to supervise students.
  • State-of-the-art research facilities including PC3 laboratories and related infrastructure
  • Access to EMBL Australia development activities (e.g. scientific retreats, reviews, selection panels and student programs)
  • Five-year term, with the possibility of extension for a further four years.
  • Competitive remuneration package.

To apply: Please send a cover letter, full curriculum vitae and a concise statement summarising your research interests (current and future) to Professor Frank Gannon, QIMR Director and CEO, at: newrecruits@qimrberghofer.edu.au.

Closing date: Applications will be accepted until midnight 7 August 2017 (AEST).

Interviews: Will be held in Brisbane, Australia, during the week commencing 25 September 2017.For more information, see the QIMR Berghofer website.

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