First listed on: 19 May 2019

CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Bioinformatics for Influenza Evolution 

The Opportunity

  • Kick-start your research career in Bioinformatics
  • Contribute to impactful research in influenza evolution
  • Join CSIRO - Australia’s premier science & technology research organisation

The Position

CSIRO Early Research Career (CERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships provide opportunities to scientists and engineers who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years relevant postdoctoral work experience.  These fellowships aim to develop the next generation of future leaders of the innovation system.

CSIRO’s Australian e-Health Research Centre (AEHRC) is seeking a PhD qualified Bioinformatician to join their Transformational Bioinformatics Group.  Sitting under the Digital Genome Engineering Team, we assist with improving Australia’s preparedness for pandemic flu through the modelling and prediction of influenza evolution. 

As a Postdoctoral Fellow on our team, you will have access to excellent career development and professional support. CSIRO offers coaching and training programs such as Postdoctoral training programs or Mentorship for Women in Science. 

Additionally, CSIRO’s North Ryde site offers a family friendly work environment with child-care facilities on site and the option to salary-sacrifice child-care fees.

Your duties will include

  • Developing innovate concepts, theories, tools and techniques related to the analysis of the influenza genome.
  • Undertaking regular reviews of relevant literature and patents.
  • Producing high quality scientific and/or engineering papers suitable for publication in quality journals, for client reports and granting of patents.
  • Preparing appropriate conference papers and present those at conferences as agreed with your supervisor.
  • Working collaboratively with colleagues within the team, the business unit and across CSIRO.

Location:  Sydney (North Ryde), NSW, Australia
Salary:AU$83K- AU$94K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:  Specified term of 3 years
Reference:  61621

To be successful you will need

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as Bioinformatics, Viral Genomics, or Viral Evolution. Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years (or part time equivalent) of postdoctoral research experience.
  • Evidence of developing machine learning methodology (e.g. RF, SVM, ANN) as well as more than one language relevant for bioinformatics (e.g. Python, Java, C++, Scala, BASH, R.)
  • Proven inpact from developing solutions on public cloud infrastructure (AWS, Alibaba cloud, GCP Azure) or high-performance compute (HPC) with demonstrated software engineering practices (use of repositories, deployment standards, efficiency analysis).
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary, regionally dispersed research team, plus the motivation and discipline to carry out autonomous research

For details about who to contact and for the full list of criteria, please view the Position Description.

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Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance


At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment.

Apply Online

To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.

Applications Close

19th June 2019 at 11.59 AEST

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