CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Viral Molecular Immunology
- Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
- Location: Hobart, Australia
- Job Number: 7118051 (Ref #: cj_90802)
- Posting Date: Dec 13, 2022
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
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- Do you have a PhD immunology, virology, or cell biology?
- Contribute to developing and validating a novel solution to address viral outbreaks in livestock and aquaculture species.
- 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 CERC Fellow will play a critical role in an overarching project which involves a multi-disciplinary, multi-CERC Fellow team to develop and validate a novel solution to address viral outbreaks in livestock and aquaculture species. See the other CERC Fellowship positions that will join the project here: Genome Engineering and Anti-Viral Bioinformatics.
Working closely with other team members, the successful candidate will be responsible for characterising the host: virus interactions using cell and animal-based disease models, including avian and fish orthomyxoviruses. More specifically you will profile the activation and genetic architecture of transcriptional regulators that drive antiviral responses in animal cells.
Your duties will include:
- Profiling the antiviral response of animal cells (such as chicken and fish) to orthomyxovirus infection
- Identifying regulatory elements which drive transcriptional immune response following viral infection.
- Utilising genome engineering tools to characterise and modulate immune gene promoters for deliberate and specific expression of transgenes.
- Working in a diverse and multi-disciplinary team with a high-level collegiate and respectful approach to help deliver combined and independent outcomes.
- As required, conducting research activities at other CSIRO sites, including the Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness and Queensland Bioscience Precinct.
Location: Hobart, TAS
Salary: AU$92k - AU$101k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term of 3 years
To be considered you will need:
- A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as immunology, virology, cell biology, or similar. Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years (full-time equivalent) of postdoctoral research experience.
- High level technical skills and experience in animal cell culture and viral infection models.
- Knowledge and experience profiling immune response against infectious pathogens in vitro or in vivo.
- Proven ability to generate and interpret next generation sequencing data for profiling gene expression.
For full details about this role please view the Position Description
Applications for this position are open to Australian/New Zealand Citizens, Australian Permanent Residents or Australian temporary residents currently residing in Australia who are able to commence in the role by 30 June 2023.
Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.
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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.
31 January 2023, 11:00pm AEDT
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