First listed on: 31 May 2017

Informatics Services Lead

Sydney Informatics Hub
Core Research Facilities
DVC Research
Reference no. 954/0517

  • Lead the University’s informatics and digital services in a newly established core research facility
  • Full time fixed term for 3 years
  • Remuneration package: $148K p.a. which includes a base salary Level 10 $125K p.a., leave loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity 

The Informatics Services Lead is a senior leadership role in the Sydney Informatics Hub (SIH), a newly established core research facility. Reporting to the Director, SIH, the Informatics Services Lead will lead the informatics and digital services for High Performance Computing, informatics, visualisation and digital research support. The Informatics Services Lead will serve all faculties and researchers by establishing and developing a capability for supporting researchers in their informatics needs, and building research relationships and opportunities for the University in this key strategic area. The Informatics Services Lead will have oversight of service delivery, project scheduling and strategy for informatics within the Sydney Informatics Hub activities.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for an Informatics Service Lead who possesses:

  • demonstrated understanding of modern informatics methods and familiarity with statistical or computational techniques
  • extensive experience in an informatics domain, such as genomics, bioinformatics, characterisation informatics, earth science informatics or digital humanities
  • a deep understanding of modern data science software and tools, from high performance computing to cloud computing to the many existing commercial products used for data analytics
  • a deep knowledge of modern data-centric programing languages including python, R, and development languages including C++ or Java
  • a demonstrated ability to lead and manage an engineering team to delivery bespoke software tools, data services and data products together with a passion for data science
  • financial management experience and literacy, experience managing budgets and controlling income and expenditure.

This role will suit candidates with a demonstrated ability to lead an engineering team to deliver bespoke software tools, data services and data products together with having a passion for data science.

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website. 

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number to apply.


As this position is also sometimes located on a NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit: NSW Health employment requirements.

Closing date: 11:30pm 9 July 2017

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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