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SCIENTIFIC POSITIONS IN THE FIELD OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

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RESEARCH SCIENTIST, MOLECULAR PLANT PATHOLOGY – CSIRO, CANBERRA

 

CSIRO Agriculture and Food is seeking a motivated Research Scientist – Molecular Plant Pathology to join the Crop Immunity Group that is part of the Traits Program.  This is a dynamic program that develops and deploys traits to industry to sustain and enhance agriculture within Australia and across the globe. The Crop Immunity group works on solutions to major yield-limiting pest and disease problems of crops, with a focus on broad acre farming systems.

As the successful candidate, you will be a part of a larger, high performing, multidisciplinary project team working with agribusiness to research biofungicide production and evaluation in crop protection. You will functionally evaluate biofungicides in vitro and in planta within controlled environments. Most activities will be laboratory, glasshouse and office based, but occasionally field work will be required. To be successful, you will be able to demonstrate relevant knowledge and experience in all these environments.

Duties include:

  • Under limited direction, assisting in research planning and carrying out research investigations, requiring originality, creativity and innovation to functionally evaluate biofungicide formulations in vitro and in planta.
  • Refining methods or tools (phenotyping, molecular or analytical) for biofungicide evaluation.
  • Managing collection, processing and analysis of data from experiments conducted in the laboratory, controlled environments and the field.
  • Leading and contributing to ensure timely project delivery including the conducting, interpretation and reporting of research results to an external client and other relevant stakeholders and the scientific community in peer-reviewed journals.

 To be considered you will need:

  • A PhD (or an equivalent combination of qualifications and research experience) in a relevant field such as molecular plant pathology, plant pathology, molecular microbiology or microbiology.
  • A strong background and demonstrated experience in designing and undertaking plant-fungal disease assays within controlled environments.
  • Experience in molecular microbiology and molecular biology techniques for functional characterisation of plant or microbe traits.
  • Experience or a good understanding of co-ordinating field trials and working with contract research organisations.
  • Evidence of working effectively with research teams and supervising others, plus the motivation and discipline to carry out autonomous research.
  • Good communication skills with a demonstrated publication history of authorship on scientific papers in peer reviewed journals and/or reports, or inventorship on patent applications.
  • A history of undertaking original, creative and innovative research by generating and pursuing novel ideas and solutions to scientific research problems.
  • To be willing and able to conduct overnight trips to field sites in regional locations.

For full details about this role, including residency requirements, please view the Position Description.

Location Canberra (Black Mountain), ACT

Salary $100K–$108K plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure Specified term until 30 June 2022

Reference 76846

Closing date 13 September 2021 at 11:00PM AEST

 

RESEARCH SCIENTIST, DESIGNER MICROBIOMES AND DELIVERY SYSTEMS – CSIRO, PERTH
 

CSIRO is seeking a motivated Research Scientist – Designer Microbiomes and Delivery Systems for Bioremediation and Waste Treatment to join the Microbiomes for One Systems Health – Future Science Platform (FSP). The FSPs address new scientific challenges for Australia.

In this role, you will design and construct microbiomes and develop delivery system platform technologies to biodegrade persistent organic contaminants (such as per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and/or petroleum organics) and/or wastes (such as mixed plastics). To be successful, you will need research experience in using microbial, molecular or material science techniques for environmental applications and aseptic culture techniques.

Duties include:

  • As part of a multidisciplinary research team, carrying out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO that will, where possible, lead to novel and important scientific outcomes.
  • Identifying suitable microbes and designing and constructing designer microbiomes for biodegradation of persistent organic contaminants (such as PFAS and/or petroleum organics) and/or wastes (such as mixed plastics).
  • Developing platform technology for microbiome delivery systems to improve the resilience of designer microbiomes for the treatment of organic wastes and/or pollutants.
  • Developing, leading, and managing the experimental program and deliverable on designer microbiomes and delivery systems with support from the supervisor and senior research team.
  • Collaborating with Microbiome FSP systems biology and metabolic modelling experts to provide relevant data on designer microbiomes and delivery systems.

To be considered you will need:

  • A PhD (or an equivalent combination of qualifications and research experience) in a relevant field such as microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, chemistry, material science or nanoscience, or a related field.
  • Experience in developing, leading, and managing research projects using microbial/ molecular and/or material science techniques for environmental applications.
  • Experience in aseptic culture techniques.
  • A history of undertaking original, creative, and innovative research by generating and pursuing novel ideas and solutions to scientific research problems.
  • Excellent communication skills with a strong publication history of authorship on scientific papers in peer reviewed journals and/or reports, grant applications or inventorship on patent applications, and conference presentations.
  • A history of working effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary, regionally dispersed project team, plus the motivation and discipline to carry out autonomous research.
  • Experience in responsible and ethical behaviour in research, inclusiveness, and work health and safety practices and procedures.

For full details about this role, please view the Position Description.

Location Perth, WA (note this role will commence at the Floreat site and will transfer to Waterford in mid-2022)

Salary $100K–$108K plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure Specified term of up to 4 years

Reference 76724

Closing date

Applications https://jobs.csiro.au/job/Perth%2C-WA-Research-Scientist-Designer-Microbiomes-and-Delivery-Systems/784196400/
 
 

 
RESEARCH SCIENTIST, HUMAN GUT MICROBIOME – CSIRO, ADELAIDE OR SYDNEY
 

CSIRO is seeking a motivated Research Scientist – Human Gut Microbiome to join the Microbiomes for One Systems Health – Future Science Platform (FSP). The FSPs address new scientific challenges for Australia.

In this role, you will utilise your gut microbiology capabilities to define critical elements of the human gut microbiome and their metabolic products that are important for maintaining health or predicting disease states. The research will contribute to the ultimate goal of constructing a working model of the ideal human gut microbiome which will lead to long-term health benefits for Australian and global communities.

Duties include:

  • Within broad guidelines, carrying out research investigations related to the goals of the FSP, and planning and preparing research proposals/grant applications.
  • Contributing to the development and application of relevant cutting-edge microbiological methods and technologies in the human gut microbiome area.
  • Performing experiments or sampling using biochemistry, cell culture, in vitro fermentation, organoids, small animals, or human interventions and/or sampling.
  • Applying current and emerging statistical, bioinformatic and modelling methods to the analysis of complex data.
  • Providing supervision of laboratory and data analysis methods within your areas of expertise.

To be considered you will need:

  • A PhD (or an equivalent combination of qualifications and research experience) in a relevant field such as human gut microbiology, applied microbiology, clinical microbiology, microbial ecology or molecular biology.
  • A strong record of accomplishment in applying advanced molecular and biochemical techniques such as metagenomics and metabolomics for analysis of microbial communities and their activities in humans.
  • The ability to apply statistical, modelling, visualisation and/or computational tools in relation to characterisation of the human gut microbiome and/or metabolome.
  • A willingness to contribute to research studies involving animals and humans, including the safe handling/processing of biological samples derived from them (e.g. human stool).
  • A history of undertaking original, creative, and innovative research by generating and pursuing novel ideas and solutions to scientific research problems.
  • Excellent communication skills with a publication history of authorship on scientific papers in peer reviewed journals and/or reports, grant applications or inventorship on patent applications.

For full details about this role, including residency requirements, please view the Position Description.
Location Adelaide, SA, or Sydney, NSW (please note this role will commence at the North Ryde site and will transfer to Westmead in 2022)

Salary $100K–$108K plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure Specified term of up to 3 years

Reference 76412

Closing date

 

PhD RESEARCH AWARDS – CHILDREN’S MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE

 

Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) is an award-winning state-of-the-art medical research facility, with over 100 full-time scientists dedicated to researching the genes and proteins important for health and human development. CMRI is supported in part by its key fundraiser Jeans for Genes®. Our scientists are internationally recognised research leaders and foster excellence in postgraduate training.  CMRI is located at Westmead, a major hub for research and medicine in NSW, and is affiliated with the University of Sydney.

Successful applicants will be awarded a Research Award, consisting of a generous top-up over the value of a university Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship, for 4 years. Successful applicants will also be expected to apply for external scholarships with support from CMRI research leaders.

Projects are multidisciplinary with training in molecular and cellular biology techniques, with some involving mass spectrometry, proteomics, bioinformatics, transgenic animals or live cell imaging.

Areas of CMRI research strength

  • Developmental biology and genetic disease
  • Gene therapy
  • Neuroscience
  • Cancer

CMRI research units https://www.cmri.org.au/Research/Research-Units

PhD projects http://bit.ly/CMRIResearchOpportunities

Contact supervisors directly for more details of projects.

Eligibility requirements

  • Applicants must hold:
    ◦ a relevant Bachelor’s degree with first or second class Honours, OR
    ◦ a research Master’s degree, OR
    ◦ at least 6 months of supervised research training
  • Applicants must be available to start a full-time PhD at CMRI within 6 months.
  • International students are eligible to apply, but the CMRI award does not cover university tuition fees. For students currently outside Australia, commencement of the PhD will also be delayed until Australia’s international borders reopen.

Applications http://bit.ly/CMRIResearchAward

Applications are accepted all year. Applications will be reviewed three times a year: 31 January, 30 May and 30 September.
 
 

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