First listed on: 08 November 2019

CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Bioinformatics for Immuno-Engineering 

  • Are you looking to work for a high-performing Transformational Bioinformatics Group? 
  • Do you have advanced data analytics capabilities?
  • Join CSIRO - Australia’s premier science & technology research organisation

The Position

We are seeking a PhD qualified Bioinformatician to join the Genomics Insights Team to help us develop new treatment approaches that boost the capabilities of the immune system. The ideal candidate would have advanced experience in genomics, systems biology and/or immunology.

You will join the high-performing Transformational Bioinformatics Group from the Australian e-Health Research Centre (AEHRC) and will collaborate closely with world experts in Immunology from Adelaide University, Gene Therapy from Westmead, Children’s Medical Research Institute as well as molecular technology from Jinan University, China. 

If you have the capability to develop and lead a new research area that investigates gene editing technology for modulating immune responses in patients, such as CAR-T and TCR-T immunotherapies, then this is the opportunity for you!

Your duties will include
  • Carry out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO that will, where possible, lead to novel and important scientific outcomes. 
  • Develop innovate concepts, theories, tools and techniques related to the analysis of the T-cell repertoire. 
  • Undertake regular reviews of relevant literature and patents. 
  • Produce high quality scientific and/or engineering papers suitable for publication in quality journals, for client reports and granting of patents.

Location:      Sydney, NSW
Salary:          AU$83k – AU$94k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:         Specified Term of 3 years
Reference:    64018

To be successful you will need

1.    A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as Bioinformatics, Immunology or Gene Therapy.
Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years (or part time equivalent) of postdoctoral research experience.

2.    Demonstrated experience in immunology, immunogenomics or related fields

3.    Evidence of advanced data analytical capabilities and writing software code in more than one language relevant for bioinformatics (e.g. Python, Java, C++, Scala, BASH, R, Julia).

4.    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.

5.    High level written and oral communication skills with the ability to represent the research team effectively internally and externally, including the presentation of research outcomes at national and international conferences.

6.    A sound history of publication in peer reviewed journals and/or authorship of scientific papers, reports, grant applications or patents, please provide impact criterion on your papers (IF, or number of citations)

7.    A record of science innovation and creativity, including the ability & willingness to incorporate novel ideas and approaches into scientific investigations.

The successful applicant may be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent or if the successful candidate is not an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident, they may be required to undergo additional security clearances and tests as part of their visa application.

The successful applicant will also be required to undergo standard pre-employment medical and audio checks.

For more information about this role please view the Position description.

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 


We are working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish.  Diversity and Inclusion Strategy


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

Monday 9 December 2019 at 11 pm AEDT.

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