First listed on: 22 May 2018

Junior Scientific Computing & Desktop Support

  • Help the 3.7 million Australians affected by cardiovascular disease
  • World class research institute
  • Inner city location, close to public transport

About Us

From the legacy of legendary heart transplant surgeon Victor Chang, the Institute’s team has rapidly pioneered research with a shared and life changing vision – to reduce the incidence, severity and impact of heart disease, still the leading cause of death and disability in our society

The Role

This is a unique entry level role featuring 50% scientific software development and 50% desktop support.

This is a newly created role with the potential to evolve over time. We are looking to provide a new service to our scientists, this will involve talking to them, looking at what they do and writing software to solve their problems and automate repetitive tasks such as reviewing biomedical images.

Duties and responsibilities include:

Scientific Computing:

  • Speak to scientists and translate their problems into software requirements and provide solutions
  • Create software to analyse images, video and data from a range of scientific equipment
  • Create software to automate scientific tasks

Desktop Support:

  • Providing technical support, both in person or over the phone
  • Work with Microsoft Windows 7/10, Apple OSX, Microsoft Office 2010/365, Windows Server 2008/2012, Microsoft Exchange 2010
  • Installing and configuring computer hardware, software, systems, networks, printers and scanners
  • Application & Network troubleshooting
  • Setting up accounts for new users

About You

You will be a recent graduate with a talent for helping others solve and translate their problems into software requirements. Along with this you will have a strong passion to offer creative solutions to meet other’s needs.

Above all, you will have a passion for helping others and working in an environment alongside the most exciting and cutting-edge cardiovascular researchers in Australia.

We would like to meet you if you have:

  • University Degree in IT or Engineering
  • Proficiency in at least one programming language, such as python, R, Java or C++
  • A technical, logical thought process
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Creativity
  • Excellent customer service skills

What we offer:

  • Salary packaging
  • State of the art facilities
  • Stimulating work setting focussed on cutting edge medical research
  • Collaborative team environment

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.

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, resume and contact details for three referees to
Closing date:
Applications will remain open until a suitable candidate is found

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