First listed on: 17 May 2017

Molecular Modelling Assistant 

  • Start your science career at CSIRO
  • Join Data61 - Australia's largest data innovation group
  • Casual opportunity available for students currently studying a relevant degree

The role of Research Projects staff in CSIRO is to collaborate in scientific activities with other research staff usually by assisting with detailed planning, undertaking or assisting with experimental and observational work, and in carrying out the more practical aspects of the work.

The Molecular & Materials Modelling (MMM) laboratory within Data61 are offering Assistant roles to prepare the next generation of Australia's data-ready workforce. These assistant roles are casual, designed for students currently studying for Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a suitable field, who intend to pursue a PhD after graduating. In particular, the Molecular Modelling Assistant will be currently enrolled in a higher education degree at a university in Victoria, and interested in training and working in computational chemistry and nanoscience.

The positions will be 2 days per week during semesters, and increase to full-time hours for 12 weeks over summer months (November/February time frame). The specific days for attendance at Data61 will be adjusted to account for the academic schedule each semester.

The successful candidates will gain significant research experience, making them strongly competitive for PhD scholarships such as the highly competitive Data61 Scholarships.

To view the full position description and selection criteria for this role please click here: Position details document

Location:    Docklands, VIC
Salary:        AU $23 to AU $30 per hour plus 25% casual loading
Tenure:       Casual
Ref No.:      39382


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Our commitment to you

CSIRO’s Data61 offers an open and supportive workplace, where employee wellbeing is a top priority. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace by focusing on gender equality, support and development of women in leadership, increasing the employment of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders whilst supporting the LGBTI community and other diverse backgrounds.

CSIRO’s Data61 offers a range of flexible working opportunities, including part-time and job share arrangements, to provide you with work/life balance. We emphasise an individual’s growth and development which is supported by interacting and learning from world leading scientists and engineers, who provide the opportunity to challenge, transform and innovate new ideas.

CSIRO’s Data61 is committed to sourcing the brightest and best talent to become part of the Data61 family, that contributes to creating Australia’s data driven future.

How to apply:

To apply for this position you will be required to submit your cover letter and resumeas one document, highlighting your experience as relevant to the role requirements.

Applications close: 11:59 AEST on Monday 12th June 2017.

For selection documentation
and details on how to apply visit or call 1300 984 220

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