First listed on: 19 April 2021

CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pathogen Genomics


The Opportunity

  • Do you have a PhD in Bioinformatics or Statistical Genetics?
  • Contribute to impactful research using cloud-based genome analytics
  • Join CSIRO - Australia’s premier science & technology 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 be leading the development of platforms and dashboards for the curation and analysis of pathogen genomes, which allows tracking and surveillance to limit the spread of these agents amongst the population. Using new developments in serverless-cloud architecture developed by the AEHRC, these platforms will enable real-time analytics to inform data-driven intervention strategies. 

Your duties will include:

  • Develop innovative concepts, theories, tools and techniques related to cloud-based genome analytics.
  • Combine phenotype and genomic data to enable better predictions of mutation outcomes.
  • Develop methods for tracking the spread of mutations throughout populations.
  • Partner with key stakeholders in the fields of pathogen genomics and genomic tracking to identify gaps in the market.

Location:  North Ryde, NSW
Salary: AU$86k - AU$94k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term of 3 years
Reference:  72343

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 or Statistical Genetics. Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years (or part-time equivalent) of postdoctoral research experience.
  • Practical experience with Cloud/Serverless architecture and implementations.
  • Experience with genomics data, especially for pathogen and host-response.
  • 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).

For full details about this role please view the Position Description


The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent.

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

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance

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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

17 May 2021, 11:00pm AEST

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