CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Genome Engineering

Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Sydne, Australia

Job posting number: #7080358 (Ref:cj_74081)

Posted: June 24, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Opportunity

 

  • Do you want to conduct innovative research with a leading research organisation?
  • Contribute to the development of novel bioinformatics solutions
  • Join CSIRO – Australia’s leading scientific research organisation! 

 

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 Postdoctoral Fellow will join the Australian e-health research centre (AEHRC) and collaborate closely with both other researchers from CSIRO and external collaborators to drive research into and develop new models of genome engineering. In this role you will lead work into how different methods of genome engineering (such as CRISPR-Cas9, Prime editing etc) can be best applied and optimised and identify and apply this research in the fields of precision medicine, gene therapy and biosecurity.  

Your duties will include:

  • Carry out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO that will, where possible, lead to novel and important scientific outcomes. 
  • Develop innovate concepts, theories, tools and techniques related to genome engineering.
  • Undertake regular reviews of relevant literature and patents. 
  • Produce high quality scientific and/or engineering papers suitable for publication in peer-reviewed journals, client reports, blog posts, and granting of patents

 

Location:   North Ryde, NSW

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

Tenure:   Specified term of 3 years

Reference:   74081

To be considered you will need:

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as bioinformatics. Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years (or part-time equivalent) of postdoctoral research experience.
  • Experience/familiarity with genome engineering techniques (e.g. CRISPR-Cas9).
  • Evidence of advanced data analytics and programming capabilities in more than one language relevant for bioinformatics (e.g. Python, Java, C++, Scala, BASH, R, Julia).
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary, regionally dispersed research team, plus the motivation and discipline to carry out autonomous research.

 

For full details about this role please view the Position Description

Eligibility

Applicants must be Australian/New Zealand citizens, Australian Permanent Residents or Australian temporary residents currently residing in Australia. 


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

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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

26 July 2021, 11:00pm AEST/AEDT



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