- Do you have a PhD (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in regional development, economics, human geography, sociology, social science, science & technology studies, natural resource management or similar field?
- Conduct research to support decision making, planning and investments in Australia’s future bioindustries.
- Join the Advanced Engineering Biology (AEB) Future Science Platform at CSIRO!
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 Fellowship is funded by the Advanced Engineering Biology Future Science Platform (AEB FSP), where we’re working to catalyse a step change in biotechnology development in Australia and ensuring engineering biology makes a positive difference in the lives of all Australians. Engineering biology creates solutions from nature’s building blocks, to solve our greatest challenges. It can underpin transformative innovations across health, agriculture, energy, and other key sectors. But to harness its full potential, we need to make it faster, more affordable and scalable. Our research is working to overcome the obstacles that are holding engineering biology back from delivering benefits for society, industry and the environment. We take an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach, partnering with government, research institutions and industry to foster innovation and build capabilities.
The drive for greater sustainability has contributed to significant innovations in biomanufacturing using advanced engineering biology. Critical to supporting these industries will be establishing domestic manufacturing infrastructure and possible future shifts towards more decentralised biomanufacturing hubs or precincts that incorporate circular economy principles to leverage local resources and replace or diversify traditional, resource- and carbon-intensive industries. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be part of the AEB FSP Interdisciplinary Decision Making Theme and will contribute to a research agenda that considers the opportunities within an emerging bio-economy that can nest within, augment, support or value-add to broader socio-economic and environmental transitions that are already underway in regions (e.g. demographic, climatic, digital). The CERC Fellow will be core to delivering a Horizon 3 research agenda supporting decision making, planning and investments in Australia’s future bioindustries.