- Further your PhD research in the areas of bioinformatics, virology, or microbiology
- Be a part of a new research programme on emerging infectious diseases
- Kick-start your research career with a postdoctoral fellowship at CSIRO
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.
CSIRO and James Cook University (JCU) have partnered to build a research programme on emerging infectious diseases, focussing on Northern Australia and the Indo-Pacific region. This Joint research programme is interdisciplinary, encompassing all aspects of emerging infectious diseases, including the following:
- Innovative surveillance techniques (Internet of Things, sensing, other existing data, citizen science and Indigenous knowledge).
- Development of new diagnostics and treatments.
- Understand the host-pathogen response (e.g. through cell culture/animal model, Next gen seq, in-silico or molecular analysis).
- Identify and develop possible responses (including vaccine or drug development where needed).
- Understand sociocultural aspects (community engagement, change management, well-being aspects of One Health, behaviour change and communication).
- Establish what the ideal roles of the human and animal health systems would be for an integrated One Health approach, and identify any gaps not covered by these two systems.
- Develop decision support systems for decision-makers.
The desired outcomes of this position are to have an improved understanding and characterisation of the risks of pathogens and spillover at interfaces of interest; between wildlife, domestic animals, and humans, in Australia and the Indo-Pacific region.
As a Postdoctoral Fellow on our team, you will have a focus on exploring significant interfaces utilising bioinformatics, and related laboratory analysis and field collection aspects, through the use of modern technologies (NGS, nanopore sequencing, etc). You will also have the opportunity to contribute more broadly to the overall joint JCU-CSIRO research programme, based on your skills and interests.