Head of Data Services Email: peter.marendy@qcif.edu.au Skills: software engineering Peter Marendy joined QCIF in October 2021 as Head of Data Services. The Data Services team is an expansion of QCIF’s BioData activities into other research domains, such as health, with a broader scope including the provision of managed services, such as platforms for sensitive data, as well as the development of dashboards and specialised research data portals. Peter has 20 years of software engineering experience across multiple domains in…

Junior Statistician Email: w.pinzonperez@qcif.edu.au Skills: Statistics, Econometrics After working with QCIF as a casual biostatistics training instructor for three years, William joined QCIF full-time in late March 2022 as a Gold Coast-based Junior Statistician. As a fully certified The Carpentries instructor, William will continue to assist QCIF with its training program for researchers, including providing…

Software and Platform Services Manager, Australian BioCommons  Email: g.graham@qcif.edu.au Skills: Service delivery, Prince-II, ITIL applied to bioinformatics and research computing at scale.  Gavin has been involved in various commercial industry sectors including retail, manufacturing & travel/accommodation which complement his nine year tenure in research technology and life sciences at The University of Queensland.  Prominently, he…

Senior Biostatistician Email: andrew.jones@qcif.edu.au Skills: Biostatistics, machine learning, programming and data modelling applied to biomedical and clinical research.   Andrew joined QCIF in late 2021 as a Senior Biostatistician to help provide biostatistics support to QCIF Members and partners. At QCIF, Andrew delivers biostatistical consulting, statistical analysis, and programming, as well as workshops and training in R. …

Senior Bioinformatician  Email: Delaney.Burnard@qcif.edu.au Skills: Next Generation Sequencing, Metagenomics, Comparative Genomics, Phylogenomics, Antimicrobial Resistance.  Delaney joined QCIF in late 2021 to assist the team with the analysis of next generation sequencing projects two days per week. Delaney is also the eResearch Analyst at our Member university, University of the Sunshine Coast, where she provides support…

Linux Systems Administrator Email: john.perry@qcif.edu.au Skills: Programming (Linux and OpenStack), web development and cloud computing. John joined QCIF in December 2021. His primary discipline has been in web development, but has more recently seen cloud computing as integral in application delivery.  John will build, support and head the ongoing maintenance of QCIF’s QRIScloud restricted region.…

Senior Health Informatician  Email: m.hoffmann@qcif.edu.au Skills: Informatics, sensitive data management, ReDCap, software development, systems administration and project management. Mark joined QCIF in November 2020 as a Senior Health Informatician to provide researchers with advice on sensitive data management and REDCap, a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases.  Mark will also join…

Bioinformatician, Platform Developer and System Administrator  Email: j.lee@qcif.edu.au Skills: Modelling and simulation of gene expression and morphogenesis, programming, dev ops, high-performance computing. James Cook University bioinformatician Dr Justin Lee joined QCIF in May 2020 to work on the Australian Apollo Service as Platform Developer and System Administrator.  He is based at the Centre for Tropical…

User Experience (UX) Designer  Email: Madeline.basetti@qcif.edu.au Skills: UX design and web development. Madeline joined QCIF as a User Experience (UX) Designer in May 2020.   She works with QCIF’s software and platform developers on projects, such as Galaxy Australia and the new web Apollo service for manual curation of genome annotation.   She also works on QCIF…

Training & Communications Officer, Australian BioCommons  Email: melissa@biocommons.org.au Brief bio: Developing and delivering bioinformatics training for Australian researchers.  Melissa joined QCIF in September 2020 as the Training and Communications Officer for the Australian BioCommons. This is a joint appointment with the University of Queensland’s Research Computing Centre (RCC).   In this role Melissa works with a…