The Garvan Institute is one of Australia’s leading medical research institutions with approximately 500 scientists, students and support staff working in research programs in Cancer, Diabetes & Obesity, Immunology & Inflammation, Genome Informatics, Osteoporosis, and Neuroscience.
The Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics is the largest genome sequencing facility in the Southern Hemisphere. It features state-of-the-art sequencing, laboratory automation and high performance computing infrastructure, including the Illumina HiSeq X-Ten. With capacity to sequence up to 18,000 whole human genomes per year, KCCG is Australia’s premium provider of whole genome sequencing. The primary focus of KCCG is to produce and market a state-of-the-art genomic pathology service
With the exponential growth of KCCG, there is now a need for a Principal Scientist to provide supervision and leadership of the sequencing laboratory and production informatics group. The Principal Scientist will play a critical role in the introduction of whole-genome-sequencing based genomic pathology into the Australian market and planned expansion into the Asia-Pacific region.
Key accountabilities of this role entail supervision of all laboratory activities, including sample reception, quality control, sequencing, load management, regulatory compliance, automation, LIMS, and bioinformatics. In addition, the Principal Scientist will have responsibility for the professional, scientific, organisational, and administrative matters relating to the services offered by the laboratory.