Head, Research Computing Platform

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Computational Biology
Australia Victoria Melbourne


An exciting opportunity is now available for a leader in scientific computing to become the Head of the WEHI Research Computing Platform within the Computational Biology Theme.

The role will be responsible to build on existing capabilities and support the world-class computational research at WEHI. The role will work closely with the Computational Biology Theme Leader, Chief Information Officer and Head of ITS Research Systems. It will involve engaging and collaborating with the outstanding computational and biomedical researchers at WEHI to help understand current and future needs and support their biomedical research. The vision is to drive the on-going development of advanced computing use at WEHI by delivering innovative, effective and scalable solutions that enable collaborative, flexible, reproducible, compute-intensive research while enforcing appropriate standards of data integrity, security, privacy and access.


A PhD in a computational research related discipline is highly desirable, or Honours or masters degree qualifications combined with significant relevant experience will also be considered.
At least five years of professional experience working in research computing in a research-focused organisation.
Understanding of research computing needs of biomedical researchers including bioinformatics, genomics, biostatistics, structural biology and/or drug discovery.
Experience in supporting the activities of an academic or research community and management of advanced research computing resources.
Strong technical knowledge of HPC system architecture, hardware components and software.
Knowledge of large-scale biological data and methods of data management is desirable.

Start date

As soon as possible

How to Apply

How to apply
Please email your application including cover letter, CV and a letter addressing the key selection criteria in pdf format to jobapplications@wehi.edu.au, quoting reference WEHI/TYTP020921 in the subject line.