First listed on: 12 November 2022

CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Pandemic Preparedness

 

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The Opportunity

  • Do you have a PhD (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in bioinformatics or a related field?
  • Help drive research into developing new models of genome engineering.
  • 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 Australian e-health research centre (AEHRC) is CSIRO’s digital health research unit delivering innovation to the health system. It is the largest eHealth research group in Australia with more than 100 research scientists working with clinicians and industry to identify the clinical and/or health challenges.  The Transformational Bioinformatics Group sits within the AEHRC and its charter is to develop novel bioinformatics solutions for research and industry using the latest in cloud and BigData infrastructure

The Postdoctoral Fellow will join this group from the AEHRC and collaborate closely with both other researchers from CSIRO and external collaborators to drive research into and develop new models and methods for pathogen surveillance. They will lead work into understanding what factors drive pathogen evolution and how these changes impact disease progression and outcome.  

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 pathogen evolution and how this relates to disease outcome and progression.
  • 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 
  • Prepare appropriate conference papers and present those at conferences as agreed with your supervisor, as well as YouTube videos to showcase approaches and findings. 

Location:  Negotiable 
Salary:  AU$89k - AU$98k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:  Specified term of 3 years
Reference:  77682

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 (full-time equivalent) of postdoctoral research experience
  • Experience/familiarity with pathogen multi-omic data (in particular time-series data).
  • 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.
  • 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.

For full details about this role please view the Position Description

Eligibility

To be eligible to work in CSIRO you must be an Australian/ New Zealand Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or either hold, or be able to obtain, a valid working visa (sponsorship may be provided to eligible candidates).

Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.

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

12 December 2022, 11:00pm AEDT




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