- Do you have a PhD in chemistry, protein chemistry, biochemistry or molecular biology?
- Be part of the team developing new research approaches and technologies
- An exciting opportunity to work within a multidisciplinary team developing cutting edge science solutions
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 role will address the fundamental scientific and technical challenges associated with optimising and characterising the digestive release of peptides from legume proteins that have been selectively modified using bioprocessing strategies such as enzymic and microbial treatments.
The Postdoctoral Fellow will develop their skills at the interface of food science (Werribee, Agriculture & Food) and human health (Adelaide, Health & Biosecurity) through working with researchers experienced in developing cutting edge science solutions that lead to impact through novel functional food products. Throughout the project, the researcher will have the opportunity to join the multidisciplinary teams at their respective laboratories.
This role represents a key component for the development of new research approach and technologies to identify the peptide digesta from the bioprocessed legume proteins that demonstrate in in-vitro or in-vivo models superior nutritional, functional, metabolic and/or gut health benefits over the control. The role will be closely integrated with other members of the novel functional food protein team providing technology platforms, and expertise to support research commercialisation and/or grant funding which will form the basis for bringing a legume product optimised through bioprocessing to market.
We are thrilled to be able to deliver on the commitment we made in our strategy to invest in frontier science with the new CSIRO Agriculture & Food Winanga-y Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme. The word Winanga-y (pronounced win-na-gnay) is a cultural asset gifted by the Traditional Owners from the Gomeroi Nation in Myall Vale to CSIRO’s Agriculture and Food business unit to name the new Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme. Winanga-y means to understand, know, remember, and think.