- Do you have a PhD in a relevant discipline area, such as molecular biology, bioinformatics, microbiology or genetics or similar?
- Contribute to an exciting Future Science Platform in Microbiomes.
- Join CSIRO – Australia’s leading scientific 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.
This exciting position will be based within CSIRO Health and Biosecurity team and is focused on understanding the host-microbiome interaction and its impact on immune function and health in livestock. The CERC Fellow will undertake research involving the generation and integration of multi-level systems information including phenomics, genomics, transcriptomics, and microbiomes particularly in ruminants, but with the possibility to expand to other production species. The CERC Fellow will focus on multi-omics analysis of the host, including transcriptomics, epigenetics, and genomics and work closely with other team members to build an understanding of the dynamic interaction between the host and it’s microbiome.
This position will be part of the Microbiomes for Ones Systems Health (MOSH)- Future Science Platform (FSP). CSIRO FSPs address new scientific challenges for Australia. They are an investment in science that underpins innovation that has the potential to help reinvent and create new industries. FSPs allow the development of capability and capacity for a new generation of researchers to work with CSIRO on future science.
The MOSH FSP is developing new understanding of microbiome connectivity across the environment to human continuum and how system perturbations impact on microbiome functionality, diversity and systems health. A key objective is to capture greater benefit from microbiome interactions through more informative and predictive frameworks for functionality and by targeted interventions. Capacity to directly manipulate microbiomes across hosts and environments will provide new opportunities for bio-based solutions to be developed and applied to improve host and environmental health and for increased benefit to plants, animals and humans.
The portfolio of research within the FSP is focussed around new science that address; systems connectivity, predictive frameworks and deliberate Interventions through the application of multi-omic tools to analyse point and system level change and associated measures of functionality both within and across interconnected biomes. This includes integration and analysis of multi-layered data and use of empirical and/or statistical modelling. The science portfolio of the FSP spans multiple CSIRO Business Units that address key focal areas that include i) Environment, Soil & Plant Health, ii) Food Chain & Production ii) Diet, Gut and Health and iv) Optimized Industry & Urban Processes.
Further information: https://research.csiro.au/microbiome/