Laboratory Head / Group Leader

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Bioinformatics Division
Australia Victoria Melbourne


A faculty-level opportunity exists for an accomplished bioinformatician or computational biologist to join the Bioinformatics Division at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. The Division has a record of high-impact research in statistical bioinformatics, cancer genomics and systems biology including the creation of widely-used bioinformatics methodology. We are looking for a new laboratory head who will build on and complement existing strengths. This might include statistical bioinformatics and spatial omics but all areas of bioinformatics will be considered. A joint appointment with the Advanced Technology & Biology Division is possible depending on the interests of the candidate.


The successful candidate will hold a PhD or equivalent qualification and will have completed post-doctoral work resulting in an outstanding record of scientific achievements. Their research focus will be aligned with the division and the institute. A history of a highly innovative and collaborative approach to research would be highly valued. Women and early-career researchers are especially encouraged to apply.

Start date

June 16, 2021

How to Apply

Please email your application including cover letter, CV and a letter addressing the key selection criteria in pdf format. Expressions of interest should include a full CV, a one-page summary of research achievements, two-page summary of future research plans and contact details of three referees. Particular attention should be given to how your research will enhance the Institute’s existing research programs. All documents should be in pdf format and sent to, quoting reference WEHI/TYMD200421 in the subject line. Closing date: Wednesday, 16 June, 2021 - 17:00 AEST.


General enquiries can be directed to Gordon Smyth – or Melissa Davis – davis.m@weh