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CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Microbial meta-omics

Date: 20-Sep-2021

Location: Brisbane, QLD, AU

Company: CSIRO

The Opportunity

 

  • Do you have a PhD in a relevant discipline area, such as Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Genomics, Proteomics?
  • Exciting opportunity to understand the inter-connectivity between microbiomes and livestock animals.
  • Be part of new science focussed on Microbiomes for One Systems Health.

 

CSIRO Early Research Career (CERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships provide opportunities to scientists and engineers who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years of relevant postdoctoral work experience. These fellowships aim to develop the next generation of future leaders of the innovation system. 
The position will be part of the Microbiomes for One Systems Health - Future Science Platform (FSP). CSIRO FSPs address new scientific challenges for Australia.


The Microbiome FSP is developing new understanding of microbiome connectivity across the environment to human continuum and how system perturbations impact on microbiome functionality, diversity and systems health.  A key objective is to capture greater benefit from microbiome interactions through more informative and predictive frameworks for functionality and by targeted interventions. Capacity to directly manipulate microbiomes across hosts and environments will provide new opportunities for bio-based solutions to be developed and applied to improve host and environmental health and for increased benefit to plants, animals and humans.

The portfolio of research within the Microbiome FSP is focussed around new science that address; systems connectivity, predictive frameworks and deliberate Interventions through the application of multi-omic tools to analyse point and system level change and associated measures of functionality both within and across interconnected biomes. This includes integration and analysis of multi-layered data and use of empirical and/or statistical modelling.  The science portfolio of the FSP spans multiple CSIRO Business Units that address key focal areas that include; i) Environment, Soil & Plant Health, ii) Food Chain & Production ii) Diet, Gut and Health and iv) Optimized Industry & Urban Processes.

This exciting CERC Fellow position will be part of an activity area focused on understanding the inter-connectivity between microbiomes and livestock animals through integration of multi-level systems information including phenomics, genomics and microbiomes particularly in ruminants, but with the possibility to expand to other production species. The CERC Fellow will focus on microbial multi-omic analysis including genomics and proteomics and work closely with other team members within the activity area to help define microbiome/host dynamics. 

Further information: 
Microbiome – To showcase capability in the Microbiome science capability. (csiro.au)

Your duties will include:

 

  • Carrying out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO that will, where possible, lead to novel and important scientific outcomes. 
  • Utilising design thinking methodology to plan and prepare research proposals, and apply impact methodology to research projects
  • Carrying out research investigations requiring originality, creativity and innovation
  • Recording, manage, and analyse data/information using relevant domain data science techniques.
  • Proactively undertaking development to grow effective researcher capabilities to support career goals.

 

Location: Brisbane, QLD

Salary: AU$88k - AU$96k plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Specified term of 3 years

Reference: 76461

To be considered you will need:

 

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Genomics, Proteomics. Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years (full-time equivalent) of postdoctoral research experience.
  • Experience in microbiome analysis, including metagenomics, transcriptomics and or proteomics
  • A working understanding of relevant “omic” software packages
  • Wet-lab skills for processing and analysis of samples for multi-omic methodologies.
  • High level written and oral communication skills with the ability to represent the research team effectively internally and externally, including the presentation of research outcomes at national and international conferences.
  • A sound history of publication in peer reviewed journals and/or authorship of scientific papers, reports, grant applications or patents.

 

For full details about this role please view the Position Description

Eligibility

To be eligible you must be an Australian/New Zealand Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or Australian temporary resident currently residing in Australia (visa sponsorship may be provided to eligible onshore candidates) and be able to commence employment by December 2021/January 2022.

The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent. Additional integrity checks may be required for specific roles which require security clearance for working with children, Australian Government cybersecurity requirements or other identified security roles.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 

About CSIRO

At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 


Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

23 September 2021, 11:00pm AEST