Date Posted: Feb 25, 2018
Application Deadline: Mar 18, 2018
- Location: Perth, Australia
- Job Number: 7050119 (Ref #: 54801)
- Posting Date: Feb 25, 2018
- Application Deadline:
Mar 18, 2018
• An outstanding opportunity to launch your research career!
• Develop novel ways to estimate animal abundance in freshwater and marine environments.
• Join CSIRO's Environomics Future Science Platform and be part of the next scientific revolution.
CSIRO's Environomics Future Science Platform has an outstanding opportunity for a Postdoctoral Fellow be part of this frontier of applied science. In this role you will work closely with Research Scientists to undertake innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO. You will contribute to the project, 'Future Environmental DNA - eCells: Developing novel ways to estimate animal abundance', and will present your findings in appropriate publications and at national and international conferences.
The Environomics Future Science Platform. Environomics is genomics for environmental science, a frontier science that brings together advances in DNA sequencing, evolutionary biology, big-data and environmental modelling. Just as genomics has revolutionised agriculture and medicine, Environomics will shift Australia towards a whole-of-environment understanding of the genetic roots and relationships of our biodiversity, from our evolutionary hotspots, to the trillions of microbes essential to our soils, to the genes that give plants drought tolerance. Environomics will allow us to see beyond the Australian landscape to the genescape, transforming our ability to manage our biodiversity and make use of the genetic resources locked inside.
Location: Perth, WA
Salary: AU$83K - AU$91K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term of 3 years
Job reference: 54801
Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years (or part time equivalent) of relevant postdoctoral experience.
To be successful you will need:
• A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as molecular biology, cell biology or molecular ecology.
• High level written and oral presentation skills.
• A record of publications in quality, peer reviewed journals.
• Demonstrated ability to design and implement novel cell and/or molecular biological laboratory procedures.
• Demonstrated ability to analyse complex molecular biological, population biological or ecological data sets.
• A record of innovation and creativity in self-directed research.
• Demonstrated capacity to incorporate novel ideas into a project with goals determined by others.
• Knowledge of fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS) technology, single-cell genotyping, skills in development of software tools for scientific data analysis in R or Python, or experience with and a demonstrated interest in marine animal ecology are desirable, but not essential requirements.
Before you apply please view the full position details and selection criteria here: Position description document
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
We imagine. We collaborate. We innovate. At CSIRO, we do the extraordinary every day. We innovate for tomorrow and help improve today – for our customers, all Australians and the world. We do this by using science and technology to solve real issues. Diversity is the compass that navigates our innovation. We provide an inclusive workplace that respects, values and actively pursues the benefits of a diverse workforce. Find out more at: www.csiro.au
We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work.
The Environomics Future Science Platform is providing the technology to investigate and manage genetic resources hidden within Australia’s vast biodiversity, to enhance crops and reveal processes that can make environmental management more effective. Environomics, short for environmental genomics, is a new CSIRO science program exploring the limits of what is possible at the interface between genomics and environmental science. Environomics is bringing together expertise from across CSIRO and the university sector in molecular biology, ecology, and big data science.
The Environomics FSP is one of eight new Future Science Platforms supported by CSIRO. Capitalising on the genomic technology revolution, Environomics will build new ways to see beyond the landscape to its underlying genescape, to reveal and make use of genetic resources in nature, and to benefit from and care for biodiversity.
The National Research Collections of Australia: CSIRO is the custodian of a number of collections of animal and plant specimens that contribute to national and international biological knowledge. Together, they constitute a vast storehouse of information about Australia’s biodiversity and underpin a significant part of the country’s taxonomic, genetic, agricultural and ecological research - making these vital resources for conservation and the development of sustainable land and marine management systems.
How to apply: To apply for this position please upload one document only containing your cover letter addressing selection criteria as defined in the position description document, and CV/resume that best demonstrates your ability to meet the requirements of the role.
Applications close: 11:59pm AEDT, 18 March 2018