CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Predictive modelling of human gut microbiome

CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Predictive modelling of human gut microbiome


CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Predictive modelling of human intestine microbiome

CSIRO Early Analysis Profession (CERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships present alternatives to scientists and engineers who’ve accomplished their doctorate and have lower than three years of related postdoctoral work expertise. These fellowships purpose to develop the subsequent technology of future leaders of the innovation system.

The place shall be a part of the Microbiomes for One Methods Well being – Future Science Platform (FSP). CSIRO FSPs deal with new scientific challenges for Australia.

The Microbiome FSP is growing new understanding of microbiome connectivity throughout the surroundings to human continuum and the way system perturbations influence on microbiome performance, range and techniques well being.  A key goal is to seize larger profit from microbiome interactions via extra informative and predictive frameworks for performance and by focused interventions. Capability to straight manipulate microbiomes throughout hosts and environments will present new alternatives for bio-based options to be developed and utilized to enhance host and environmental well being and for elevated profit to crops, animals and people.

The portfolio of analysis inside the Microbiome FSP is focussed round new science that deal with; techniques connectivity, predictive frameworks and deliberate Interventions via the appliance of multi-omic instruments to analyse level and system stage change and related measures of performance each inside and throughout interconnected biomes. This contains integration and evaluation of multi-layered information and use of empirical and/or statistical modelling.  The science portfolio of the FSP spans a number of CSIRO Enterprise Models that deal with key focal areas that embody; i) Surroundings, Soil & Plant Well being, ii) Meals Chain & Manufacturing ii) Eating regimen, Intestine and Well being and iv) Optimized Business & City Processes.

That is an thrilling alternative for a Postdoctoral fellow to affix a multidisciplinary workforce within the Vitamin and Well being program to utilise their data in microbiology and abilities in bioinformatics and biostatistics to outline the crucial components of the human intestine microbiome (each microbial populations and their metabolic merchandise) which might be necessary for sustaining well being (and/or predicting illness states), and their key influences, to assemble a working mannequin (or fashions) of the perfect human intestine microbiome. This contains understanding the affect of microbes and their merchandise from different domains comparable to crops, soils and animals, in addition to meals. The exercise is anticipated to result in influence within the long-term for Australian and international communities by decreasing the burden of illness via the event of higher markers of well being and illness, to enhance our means to tell the well being state of a person and susceptibility to illness will result in higher diagnostic strategies and merchandise. The Fellow shall be uncovered to a spread of cutting-edge applied sciences, from organoid applied sciences to physics-based computational modelling.
Additional data: https://analysis.csiro.au/microbiome/

Your duties will embody:

  • Course of and analyse massive -omics datasets (in-house and public area) particular to microbial research, metagenomics, metabolomics, and NGS information
  • Help with the design and execution of experiments to allow technology of significant information to outline the keystone species of the human intestine microbiome liable for a wholesome intestine
  • Take part in collaborative analysis with scientists within the Microbiomes for Ones Methods Well being – Future Science Platform
  • Perform revolutionary, impactful analysis of strategic significance to CSIRO that may, the place doable, result in novel and necessary scientific outcomes.
  • Recognise and exploit alternatives for innovation and the technology of recent theoretical views, and progress alternatives for the additional growth or creation of recent strains of analysis
  • Utilise design pondering methodology to plan and put together analysis proposals, and apply influence methodology to analysis initiatives
  • Perform analysis investigations requiring originality, creativity and innovation

If you happen to meet nearly all of these necessities, please think about making use of.

Location: North Ryde, NSW (relocating to Westmead Innovation Quarter in 2022)

Wage: AU$88k – AU$96k plus as much as 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Specified time period of three years

Reference: 76414

To be thought-about you’ll need:

  • A doctorate (or will shortly fulfill the necessities of a PhD) in a related self-discipline space, comparable to microbiology, bioinformatics and statistics or related. Please notice: To be eligible for this position it’s essential to have not more than 3 years (or full-time equal) of postdoctoral analysis expertise.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the human intestine microbiome and human intestinal biology
  • Demonstrated expertise with evaluation of enormous datasets, together with metagenomics, or metabolomics or bioinformatic and statistical evaluation, to acquire significant well being or medical outcomes.
  • Technical data or expertise in analytical methods comparable to mass spectrometry and microbial sequencing/NGS.
  • The flexibility and need to work successfully as a part of a multi-disciplinary, probably regionally dispersed analysis workforce in NSW, SA and Victoria, plus the motivation and self-discipline to hold out autonomous analysis.
  • Excessive stage written and oral communication abilities with the power to characterize the analysis workforce successfully internally and externally, together with the presentation of analysis outcomes at nationwide and worldwide conferences.

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For full particulars about this position please view the Place Description


To be eligible you should be an Australian/New Zealand Citizen, Australian Everlasting Resident or Australian momentary resident presently residing in Australia (visa sponsorship could also be offered to eligible onshore candidates) and be capable of start employment by December 2021/January 2022.

The profitable applicant shall be required to acquire and supply a Nationwide Police Examine or equal. Further integrity checks could also be required for particular roles which require safety clearance for working with kids, Australian Authorities cybersecurity necessities or different recognized safety roles.

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Find out how to Apply

Please apply on-line and supply a canopy letter and CV that finest reveal your motivation and talent to fulfill the necessities of this position.

Functions Shut

20 September 2021, 11:00pm AEST

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