First listed on: 24 April 2018

FSP Postdoctoral Fellowship - Rapid Epigenetic Age-estimators 

  • Launch your research career in the frontier science of Environmental Genomics
  • Be mentored by world-leading research scientists
  • Join CSIRO's Environomics Future Science Platform

The position

Animal age is a fundamental aspect of population biology relevant to many fields ranging from wildlife conservation to fisheries management. Yet, most animals lack an accurate and practical non-invasive method for estimating age. Changes in DNA methylation levels has recently been used to estimate the age of animals, but there is still extensive technical and theoretical work to be done to streamline the development of epigenetic age assays for new species and to understand how the estimates can be used. We are seeking a postdoctoral scientist to join the Environomics Future Science Platform to undertake important developmental work in this exciting frontier of applied science.

The Environomics Future Science Platform is a new CSIRO science program exploring the limits of what is possible at the interface between genomics and environmental science. Environomics is bringing together expertise from across CSIRO and the university sector in molecular biology, ecology, and big data science. Environomics is developing the next generation of tools for environmental science that will allow us to see beyond the landscape to the genescape, transforming our ability to manage biodiversity and make use of the genetic resources locked inside.

View the full position description and project details here:  Position description document

Location:      Perth WA
Salary:          $83K- $91K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:         Specified term of 3 years
Reference:   56718
To be successful you will need:

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as molecular biology, cell biology or molecular ecology.

 Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years postdoctoral research experience.

  • High level written and oral communication skills.
  • A record of publications in quality, peer reviewed journals.
  • Extensive experience relative to career stage of working with molecular biological analysis of non-model organisms.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse complex molecular biological, population biological or ecological data sets.
  • A record of innovation and creativity in self-directed research.
  • Demonstrated capacity to incorporate novel ideas into a project with goals determined by others.

Before you apply please view the full position details and selection criteria here:  Position description document

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

We imagine. We collaborate. We innovate. At CSIRO, we do the extraordinary every day. We innovate for tomorrow and help improve today – for our customers, all Australians and the world. We do this by using science and technology to solve real issues. Diversity is the compass that navigates our innovation. We provide an inclusive workplace that respects, values and actively pursues the benefits of a diverse workforce.

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.  Find out more here!  Balance

How to apply:  To apply for this position please upload one document only containing your cover letter addressing selection criteria as defined in the position description document, and CV/resume that best demonstrates your ability to meet the requirements of the role.

Applications close:  11:59pm AEDT, 20 May 2018

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