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October 7th, 2021

Update: May 2022, these three positions have now been filled.

Three positions have now been advertised.

The roles include project director, bioinformatician, and lab technician. See links below for more information and to apply.

Please forward this information to anyone you think may be interested. Thank you.

Director, National Biodiversity DNA Library

As the director of the National Biodiversity DNA Library (NBDL), you will lead a team of molecular biologists, bioinformaticians, data analysts and digitisation experts. Working extensively with the collections and taxonomic community, plus end-users of environmental information, you will lead the successful delivery of this significant national asset. In this key role, you will provide leadership, devise strategy, and actively communicate with a broad range of stakeholders including a steering group, partners, funders, end users and the public.

Molecular Laboratory Research Technician

As part of a team, you will carry-out the molecular lab work for the National Biodiversity DNA Library and related projects. Primarily this includes the use of established protocols, robotic systems and high-tech laboratory equipment to generate whole genome shotgun sequence data for many thousands of Australian animal and plant specimens in a high-throughput fashion (up to 1,536 samples at a time).

Bioinformatics Research Technician

As the Bioinformatics Research Technician, you will be based in the Australian National Insect Collection (ANIC) in Canberra. Working closely with research scientists and technicians from key collections, you will support the National Biodiversity DNA Library initiative in building a library of DNA reference sequences based on taxonomically identified collection specimens.