- Do you have a PhD in Synthetic Biology, Metabolic Engineering, Precision Fermentation or a related area?
- Be part of a project utilising cutting age synthetic biology techniques for metabolic engineering of yeast
- An exciting postdoctoral opportunity to be part of a multi-disciplinary team of world-class experts
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.
We are thrilled to be able to deliver on the commitment we made in our strategy to invest in frontier science with the new CSIRO Agriculture & Food Winanga-y Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme. The word Winanga-y (pronounced win-na-gnay) is a cultural asset gifted by the Gomeroi Nation in Myall Vale to CSIRO's Agriculture and Food Business Unit to name the new Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme. Winanga-y means to understand, know, remember, and think.
This role provides an exciting opportunity for a new CERC Postdoctoral Fellow to develop a precision fermentation platform for sustainable and cost effective manufacture of high value functional proteins for plant-based meat and seafood analogues inspired by natural ingredients and guided by functionality and processing outcomes. The project involves gene discovery and posttranslational modification strategies for target proteins, use cutting age synthetic biology techniques for metabolic engineering of yeast for heterologous expression of target proteins at high yield guided by high throughput multi-omics and functional characterisation of the recombinant proteins in a ‘Design-Build-Test-Learn’ Synbio approach.
The Postdoctoral Fellow will be jointly supervised by Netsanet Shiferaw Terefe (Ag&Food, Food program) and Thomas Vanhercke (CSIRO Agriculture & Food, Traits). The Fellow will also be mentored by a multi-disciplinary supervisory team consisting of world-class experts in synthetic biology, food science, fermentation technology and downstream processing from two CSIRO business units. In addition to the supervisors, the Fellow will have the opportunity to interact with other researchers in CSIRO (Synthetic biology Future Science Platform, Bioanalytic and proteomics experts, Future Protein Mission) and outside CSIRO (Universities and Research institutes) to broaden his/her scientific skills and networks.