First listed on: 24 June 2020

CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Electrochemical Biosensing 

The Opportunity
  • Develop novel electrochemical biosensors for the detection of biomarkers and pathogens.
  • Work and communicate with academic collaborators as well as industry partners. 
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's premier science and technology 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. 

Biosensors are increasingly important tools for a broad range of applications, ranging from the detection of pathogens using point-of-care devices to continuous monitoring using implantable sensors. In many of these applications, electrochemical biosensors have demonstrated advantages over alternative methods. As the Postdoctoral Fellow, you will build on the extensive experience of the research team in the control of biointerfacial interactions, bioconjugation and nanostructured materials to develop novel electrochemical biosensing technologies.

You will answer several important scientific questions related to next-generation electrochemical biosensors, develop key platform technologies and contribute to the industrial translation of biosensors in specific applications. The focus will be on the detection of key biomarkers as well as pathogens.

Your duties will include:
  1. Develop novel electrochemical biosensor for the detection of biomarkers and pathogens.
  2. Work and communicate with academic collaborators as well as industry partners. 
  3. Be responsible for supervision and lab management.
  4. Carry out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO that will, where possible, lead to novel and important scientific outcomes. 

Location:  Clayton, Vic 
Tenure:  Specified term of 3 years
Salary:   AU$86K – AU$94K + up to 15.4% superannuation
Reference:  67761

To be considered you will need:
  1. A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as chemistry, materials science or biomedical engineering. Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years (or part time equivalent) of postdoctoral research experience.
  2. Demonstrated experience related to biosensing, electrochemistry and bioconjugation techniques.
  3. Demonstrated experience related to biomedical devices and biointerfaces.
  4. High level written and oral communication skills with the ability to represent the research team effectively internally and externally, including the presentation of research outcomes at national and international conferences.
  5. A sound history of publication in peer reviewed journals and/or authorship of scientific papers, reports, grant applications or patents.
  6. A record of science innovation and creativity, including the ability & willingness to incorporate novel ideas and approaches into scientific investigations.

For more information please view the Position Description. 


The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent and be able to commence in late 2020/early 2021.

Flexible Working Arrangements

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. Balance

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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.

Applications Close

Sunday, 2nd August 2020 at 11:59PM AEST

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