Grow Your Karma with a Job that Does Good! Perl role in Australia

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 Ref: OSC494
 Canberra, Australia (see more)
 Depending on experience

From Small Seeds, Great Things Grow

Not all jobs are created equal. Sure, most pay the bills, but some do more. They impart a sense of purpose; when you log out at day’s end, it’s with the satisfaction that you are part of something bigger, something more important than yourself. You’ve left the world a little better than you found it, and isn’t that what life is really about?

If you’re nodding, you might be the person our client is searching for. This organization is on the cutting edge of developing and delivering genomics and IT tools to improve crop performance and natural resource utilization. The information they process about crops is used to develop new species of plants and to profile micro-organisms. With their help, food security can be established around the world through the creation of new, pest-resistant crops and plant strains so basically… you’re contributing to curing world hunger. Hello, heroes and heroines!

We should mention, this client is located in Canberra, Australia and given the current state of the world (pandemic, grumble grumble) this one’s for those who are already Down Under. Your new office is ideally situated on a university campus (think pizza, drinks with pals, and maybe a work-out to burn off that extra pepperoni). And hey, if the in-person vibes aren’t for you, they offer the opportunity for remote work after six months onsite.

Karma kings and queens saying, “Sign me up!” will need to have strong Perl skills and an interest in genome technology and bioinformatics. Familiar with modern tooling, you may have experience with Ansible, AWS, and Linux containers.

Let’s hear it, Aussies: who wants to fix the world one seed at a time? Email to let us know you’re ready to send your karma meter into overdrive!

Skills and Experience


  • Excellent Modern Perl skills, ideally with Dancer
  • At least some familiarity with JavaScript on the front-end
  • An openness to learning new things – there’s a learning curve regarding the domain knowledge, but they’ll be happy to teach you

**Nice to have:


  • MariaDB and Postgres
  • Exposure to biological and/or GIS data analysis
  • Ansible / AWS / Linux containers

About the Client

Cutting-edge bioinformatics company


  • International and multilingual workplace alongside people with interesting and diverse backgrounds
  • Gain experience in bioinformatics, plant genetics and breeding
  • Exposure to new approaches in data analysis
  • Generous annual bonus
  • Flexible working hours, withthe opportunity to work from home for a significant proportion of the week

Why Apply with Perl Careers?

Some of our clients you may already be familiar with, and some you'll have never heard of. But in our opinion, you're always best off applying through Perl Careers. Why?

  • We'll work with you to make sure your CV / résumé is the strongest it can be before we submit it; we know what our clients are looking for, and we'll work with you to make sure your most relevant experience is highlighted;
  • We can chase your application and argue your case in a way that would look pushy if you did it; we have strong relationships with our clients, they trust our advice, and we talk to them very frequently;
  • We have the same interest in getting a great salary as you do; our remuneration is based on a percentage of your starting salary, and we know how much the client is willing to pay -- we do a lot of negotiation behind the scenes.


It won't shock you to know that we know these are complicated and confusing times, and so do our clients. Bearing that in mind, there'll be a lot of flexibility with how your new role comes together. Whether that means that you start the first few months of your next job working at home, or delay relocating for a new role, we'll work with you and our clients to make sure you can start your next role safetly and in line with health advice.

Let's do this!

Interested in finding out more? Want to get the application process started? There's an application form up and to your right on this page (or maybe below if you're on a very small screen), or you can simply email us on quoting OSC494.

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