First listed on: 25 September 2018

CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Animal Models for Lyssavirus Research

  • Interested in working with various scientific teams including pathologists, pathogen biologists and veterinarians?
  • Develop models of lyssavirus infection in mice and other species
  • Join the team at the Australian Animal Health Laboratory for this exciting postdoctoral fellowship

The Position:

Postdoctoral Fellows are appointed for up to three years and will work closely with a leading Research Scientist or Engineer in their respective field. They carry out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO with the possibility of novel and important scientific outcomes. They present the findings in appropriate publications and at conferences.

This Postdoctoral Fellow will be based at the Australian Animal Health Laboratory in Geelong. The successful candidate will apply a multi-disciplinary approach to developing models of lyssavirus infection in mice and other species. These models will be used to study the neurobiological mechanisms of lyssavirus infection and adaptation, with the view to gaining deep insights into neurobiology and neuropathology. The Postdoctoral Fellow will work closely with the various teams at AAHL, including pathologists, pathogen biologists and veterinarians, and will bring their own skills in the areas of virology, immunology, cell biology or other relevant field. All animal work will be done under the oversight of the AAHL Animal Ethics Committee according to the principles of the Australian Code for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes

Your duties will include:

  • Under the direction of senior research scientists, carry out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO that will, where possible, lead to novel and important scientific outcomes.
  • Plan, design and implement the relevant animal studies, including compiling documentation for the AAHL Animal Ethics Committee.
  • Conduct detailed laboratory assessments on samples, and analyse clinical and pathological data.
  • Undertake regular reviews of relevant literature and patents.
  • Produce high quality scientific papers suitable for publication in quality journals, for client reports and granting of patents.

Location:  Geelong, Victoria
Salary:     $82k to $93k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:   Specified term of up to 3 years
Job ref:   58730

To be successful you will have:

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as virology, immunology, cell biology or molecular biology Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years of relevant postdoctoral experience.
  • Willingness to meet and comply with AAHL’s microbiological security and safety requirements as defined in the position description document.
  • High level written and oral communication skills with the ability to represent the research team effectively internally and externally, including at national and international conferences.
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience in the use of animals in biomedical research.
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary research team, plus the motivation and discipline to carry out autonomous research.
  • A record of science innovation and creativity, plus the ability & willingness to incorporate novel ideas and approaches into scientific investigations.

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

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.

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. Find out more Balance

How to Apply: Please provide enough information relevant to the selection criteria for this position to enable the assessment panel to determine your suitability, and upload one document containing your CV/resume and cover letter.  

Applications Close: 10:59pm AEDT, 31 October 2018.

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