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Csiro Postdoctoral Fellowship Systems Biology Environmental Multi Omics Jobs Vacancy in Csiro Brisbane

Csiro Postdoctoral Fellowship Systems Biology Environmental Multi Omics
Brisbane QLD
18 Sep, 2018 30+ days ago

Csiro Brisbane urgently required following position for Csiro Postdoctoral Fellowship Systems Biology Environmental Multi Omics. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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Csiro Postdoctoral Fellowship Systems Biology Environmental Multi Omics Jobs Vacancy in Csiro Brisbane Jobs Details:

  • Are you a highly motivated recent (or near) PhD graduate with an interest in systems biology?
  • Work with CSIRO's Land & Water, Oceans & Atmosphere, and several collaborator institutions
  • Prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowship on offer - kick-start your research career

The Position

Postdoctoral Fellowships at CSIRO provide opportunities to scientists and engineers, who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years relevant postdoctoral work experience. These fellowships will help launch their careers, provide experience that will enhance their career prospects, and facilitate the recruitment and development of potential leaders for CSIRO.

Postdoctoral Fellows are appointed for up to three years and will work closely with a leading Research Scientist or Engineer in their respective field. They carry out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO with the possibility of novel and important scientific outcomes. They present the findings in appropriate publications and at conferences.

In this position you will use environmental omics-based techniques (a combination of metagenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics) to characterise complex interactions between aquatic ecosystems and anthropogenic environmental changes. You will utilise high throughput omics-based approaches to sample and characterise aquatic ecosystems in terms of their detailed phenotype and metabolism that cuts across multiple within-ecosystem boundaries, and will provide a depth of analysis not previously reported. Adding to the complexity of the challenge, chemical and physical water/sediment quality data will be incorporated from current ongoing CSIRO projects with a view to generating a detailed understanding of the intricacies of aquatic ecosystems exposed to multiple stressors. Such a detailed and comprehensive approach has the potential to lead to the development of new tools and detection methods which provide greater insights into ecosystem health and resilience than current methods allow. The impact of using a total systems biology approach to assess and characterise ecosystem health/resilience is anticipated to influence key environmental policy strategies for mitigating the impacts of environmental change.

The project on offer is transdisciplinary in nature and requires the application of knowledge and skills from a number of specialist scientific areas (chromatography, next generation sequencing, chemometrics, bioinformatics). The Postdoctoral Fellow will have the opportunity to work across multiple CSIRO Land & Water and CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere laboratories, in addition to working at collaborator institutions (national and international). This will ensure the Fellow has access to state-of-the-art high throughput technologies and bioinformatics techniques in the field of systems biology and environmental omics. This will help broaden the Fellow’s experiences and develop deeper professional networks. The collaborative nature of the project provides a unique opportunity for the Fellow to become engaged with various scientific, cultural and organizational structures, enabling them to become a truly cross-disciplinary leader.

Location: Dutton Park, QLD
Salary: AU $80K - AU $91K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified Term of 3 years
Reference: 57099

To be successful you will need:

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as Analytical Chemistry (metabolomics and/or proteomics), Biochemistry and Systems Biology or equivalent experience. Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years of relevant postdoctoral experience.
  • Prior experience with method development and preparation strategies applied to environmental samples. It is expected that a significant amount of time will be dedicated to developing novel sample preparation procedures for high-throughput omics analysis.
  • Demonstrated experience in metabolomics- and/or proteomics-based environmental research. Experience in other omics-based approaches, such as metagenomics and transcriptomics, will be advantageous. Professional (contracted consultancy work) and non-professional (academic) experience at a university will be considered.
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to interact socially and scientifically with other postdoctoral scientists and researchers in the laboratory and with collaborators in various networks are essential.
  • 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.
  • A record of science innovation and creativity, plus the ability & willingness to incorporate novel ideas and approaches into scientific investigations.

Before applying, we encourage you to read the full position description for this role. This document can be viewed at:

Position details document

Who we are: The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

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How to Apply: To apply, please provide a CV as well as a cover letter addressing the selection criteria in brief, and upload these as one document. If your application proceeds to the next stage you may be asked to provide additional information.

Applications Close: Open until filled

Please note: This is a readvertised role, previous applicants need not apply.

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