Scientific Software Engineer - Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute - ResearchCareer

First listed on: 22 February 2021

Scientific Software Engineer

  • Help the 4.2 million Australians affected by cardiovascular disease
  • World class research institute
  • Inner city location, close to public transport

About you

Do you have a passion for computer science and problem solving? Are you looking to apply your IT skills in the health and medical research sector? Do you want to be part of a team supporting cutting-edge cardiovascular research with innovative technology generating complex and extensive data?

The us

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute is dedicated to finding cures for cardiovascular disease and is one of the most respected heart research facilities in the world. The Victor Chang Innovation Centre, is comprised of seven cutting-edge facilities aimed at advancing cardiovascular research. The new technology platforms housed in the innovation centre are allowing us to understand how the heart works at a much deeper level and will facilitate the development of better treatments for cardiovascular disease. However, in the process we are generating exceptionally large and complex datasets using these high-throughput systems that require specialist scientific computing expertise to develop custom data analysis and visualisation solutions.

The role

The successful candidate will provide specialist technical/computing support to enhance experimental methods, develop software to facilitate acquisition and analysis of data, and support use of high-performance computing to maximise the impact and utility of the latest high throughput technologies. They will also reduce scientific ‘hands on time’ on process orientated activities that can be resolved by specialised computational know-how. This is a core services role required to assist staff in navigating the complex computational tools available to analyse the vast amounts of data research is now generating.


  • Help scientific staff identify areas where computational approaches may increase efficiency of complex tasks
  • Support high-performance computing by developing relationships with key HPC service providers, training key scientists and improving HPC use within the Institute
  • Perform feasibility tests on novel ideas and concepts that facilitate improved data analysis
  • Identify, develop and facilitate the utilisation of the Victor Chang Innovation Centre by external stakeholders by addressing scientific computing needs
  • Follow industry best practice in unit-tests, test-driven development, clear documentation and continuous integration and delivery
  • Contribute to software licencing endeavours and/or publication of novel software solutions as appropriate
  • Experience with software development; coding using platforms such as C++, Python, Matlab, R;
  • Experience with imaging and signal processing
  • Expert knowledge of high-performance computing
  • Ability to analyse and solve complex problems
  • Ability to manage time effectively and to meet deadlines

What we offer:

  • Base salary of $110,000 - $130,000, commensurate with skills and experience
  • Very attractive salary packaging
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • Projects based on technologies at the forefront of industry, some of which are unique in Australia
  • Stimulating work setting focussed on cutting edge medical research
  • Opportunities to publish and/or commercialise
  • Collaborative team environment, integrated role at the intersection of research, IT and data sciences
  • Possibility for flexible/remote working conditions depending on candidate

We strive to ensure our staff and students enjoy a great working environment. We value and are committed to providing a working environment that embraces diversity and gender equity and promotes flexible working arrangements for staff to balance working requirements and personal needs.

Come and work with us & help make a difference.

How to apply:
  • For further information about the role, please visit our website -
  • If you would like to apply for this role, please send your cover letter and resume to

Closing date:
     Applications close: March 19, 2021