Programmer (Computational RNA Biology)

Australian National University
John Curtin School of Medical Research
Australia ACT Canberra


ANU has an international reputation for research and education relevant to the health and well-being of the population of Australia, as well as that of the developing world. This is achieved through discovery research, applied research in health service settings, research-led teaching in health and medical sciences, and the translation of research findings into practice and policy. The ANU College of Health and Medicine comprises the School of Medicine and Psychology, the John Curtin School of Medical Research and the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health. These schools work together to deliver world-class research and education across the spectrum of medicine and health-related fields, working in partnership with the health sector at local, national and international levels.

The John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR) is a leading centre of biomedical research in Australia with research programs addressing fundamental problems of significance to human disease. Within this environment, The Centre for Computational Biomedical Sciences (CCBS) develops advanced computational and medical technologies to enable discovery, interpretation, and prediction in biomedical research. CCBS works in conjunction with The Shine-Dalgarno Centre for RNA Innovation (SDCRI), which aspires to drive impactful discoveries and innovations in RNA science to harness the next generation of RNA-based therapeutics and diagnostics, train and foster the future RNA research workforce, and mobilise this workforce and RNA discoveries to areas of strategic health and economic importance to the region and nation.

The Computational RNA Biology Programmer is expected to undertake work within the CCBS in the context of its activities and collaborations with the SDCRI; and will contribute to the development, application, and evaluation of machine learning methods to improve RNA molecule and delivery vector design.

For further information about this position please contact Professor Eduardo Eyras, Head, Centre for Computational Biomedical Sciences at John Curtin School of Medical Research – E:

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In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

- A statement addressing the selection criteria.
- A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
- Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful candidate must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.


Undergraduate degree in quantitative discipline (biology, biochemistry, mathematics, physics, computer science etc) or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education and training.

Start date

To be determined

How to Apply

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Eduardo Eyras