- Do you have a PhD in a relevant discipline area, such as Computational Biology, Computational Modelling, Physics, Mechanical Engineering or Mathematics or similar?
- Be at the leading edge of microbiome research, combining genomic models with physics-based simulation of dynamic systems
- 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.
The position will be part of the Microbiomes for One Systems Health - Future Science Platform (FSP). CSIRO FSPs address new scientific challenges for Australia.
The Microbiome 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.
This is an exciting opportunity for an early career researcher to be at the forefront of leading technology by contributing to the development of a predictive multiscale mechanistic modelling framework for system microbiomes coupling dynamic 3D physics-based simulation (using particle-based fluid dynamics) with microbial metabolic network models. Applications will focus on food processing through to digestion and gut health. The Postdoctoral Fellow (PDF) will make a major contribution to the development of this framework as well as undertake simulation studies to identify relationships between: food structure, digestion and changes to host microbiomes; biofilm development and factors controlling microbial colonisation of the lower gut; interpretation of -omics data via spatial and temporal prediction of model gut systems; and more. These models couple dynamic microbial, chemical and multiphase mechanical processes and will be applied to in vivo, ex vivo and in vitro conditions.
Further information: https://research.csiro.au/microbiome/