First listed on: 16 July 2017

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Bioinformatics 

  • An outstanding opportunity to launch your research career at CSIRO
  • Work in the largest innovation group in Australia
  • Join Data61 at CSIRO - Australia's premier science & technology research organisation

The Position

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be based in Data61’s EcosSciences Precinct office in Brisbane and will work closely with experimental research scientists and technical staff from the National Research Collections of Australia, including the Australian National Insect Collection (ANIC), the Australian National Herbarium, Australian Fish Collection and the Australian Algal Collection.

 The appointee will work primarily with the Environomics FSP project “High-throughput Collection Genomics”. This project is seeking to unlock the genomic resources held within the millions of historical biological specimens in the National Research Collections Australia. Its success depends on surmounting numerous technical and analytical challenges.  This position will focus on developing tools for assembling and analysing whole genomes from historical specimens of insects, lichen, flowering plants and fish and deal with the many challenges of working with degraded low-coverage genomes. This work will contribute to an analysis pipeline that will be used to generate genomic reference sequences from many thousands of individuals in the National Collections for the molecular identification of specimens, with subsequent applications in, e.g., eDNA-based biodiversity surveys, conservation, biodiversity discovery, and biosecurity.

Location:      Dutton Park, QLD
Salary:          $78K - $88K pa plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:        specified term of 3 years
Reference:  42486

 To be successful you will need:

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) or equivalent research experience in a relevant discipline area, such as genetics, bioinformatics or information science.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in advanced bioinformatics research, specifically high-throughput DNA sequence data analysis and a deep understanding of the underlying molecular biology.
  • Proficiency in at least one of R, Python or Perl as well as experience in utilising high-performance computing environments.
  • 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.
  • Experience in the effective communication of scientific findings in written and verbal form, and a solid record of publication in quality, peer reviewed journals.
  • A record of science innovation and creativity, plus the ability & willingness to incorporate novel ideas and approaches into scientific investigations.

Owing to terms of the fellowship, candidates must not have more than 3 years of relevant Postdoctoral experience.

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

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As Australia’s national science agency, we’ve been pushing the edge of what’s possible for almost 90 years. Today we have thousands of talented people working across Australia and internationally. Our people work closely with industry and communities to leave a lasting legacy. Collectively, our innovation and excellence places us in the top ten applied research agencies in the world.

WE COLLABORATE TO INNOVATE

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you.

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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: Please upload one document only containing your CV/Resume, cover letter and statement addressing the selection criteria.

Before applying please view the full position details and selection criteria here: Position Details

Applications Close:  10:00pm AEST, 6 August 2017

 
For selection documentation
and details on how to apply visit
www.csiro.au/careers or call 1300 984 220



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