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Software Developer

Job no: 535625

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Canberra / ACT

Categories: Professional

Classification: ANU Officer 7

Classification: ANU Officer 7

Salary package: $88,523 – $92,957 per annum plus 17% superannuation

Terms: Full time, Fixed term (24 months) with possible of renewal

Position overview

The ANU College of Health and Medicine comprises the Research School of Psychology, the ANU Medical School, the John Curtin School of Medical Research and the Research School of 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.

Phenomics Translation Initiative (PTI) is a strategic initiative of the ANU funded by the Australian government, which aims to advance critical understanding of disease mechanism and validate approaches to new therapies. Phenomics research helps us understand how our environment makes us more or less susceptible to a wide range of diseases, including how individuals react to therapies. The research will enable precision medicine and therapies to be tailored to the patient. It is initially focused on the following chronic diseases: lupus, type 1 diabetes and age-related macular degeneration.

This is an exciting new opportunity for software developers to be at the forefront of bringing precision medicine closer to mainstream healthcare. Your hard work will contribute to the overall advancement of the way we treat disease.

As a member of the Informatics Technology team, you will assist with the design and development of several web based applications to bring together various datasets including patient medical records, family history, clinical results, phenotypic results, therapeutic treatments, RNA-seq, linked animal models and genomic analyses, all of which are used to aid in disease diagnosis and treatment. You will be responsible for the full service delivery of feature implementation by engaging directly with users to gather feature requirements through to design, implementation, testing and deployment. The ideal candidate will have at least 3- 4 years of experience in software development, an interest in biological datasets, a solid understanding of basic design principles and experience with big data. Any previous experience in a healthcare or research environment would be highly beneficial. The team operates in a fast paced and challenging environment.

You will be required to work closely with other software developers, researchers, clinicians, project managers.

We’re looking for someone who is well rounded, capable of covering all aspects of project development from business analysis through to software development and release. Fast learners are a must, as we introduce a diverse range of new technologies. If you enjoy working in a fast-paced highly dynamic environment and are highly motivated, then we welcome your application.


The Australian National University is a world-leading institution and provides a range of lifestyle, financial and non-financial rewards and programs to support staff in maintaining a healthy work/life balance whilst encouraging success in reaching their full career potential. For more information, please .

For further information please contact Philip Wu, Informatics Manager, T: +61 2 6125 1271, E:

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

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)

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

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.

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