First listed on: 18 May 2022

CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Collaborative Intelligence for Genomics and Bioinformatics


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The Opportunity

  • Do you have a PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, ML/AI, or similar?
  • Want to conduct world class research and development with a team of dedicated professionals?
  • Join CSIRO – Australia’s leading scientific research organisation!

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 role will be embedded in CSIRO’s new Collaborative Intelligence Future Science Platform (CINTEL FSP). The CINTEL FSP is about exploring “collaborative intelligence” and developing the science required to integrate artificial and human intelligence and produce a general-purpose technology which could have a transformative impact across a wide range of industries and domains.

The successful candidate will work with a multidisciplinary research team to develop and apply CINTEL methodology for the integration and analysis of multi-omic data, in particular, as it relates to the problem of genome annotation. Research questions in this project include how the humans and AI components can collaborate with each other, solving together the problem at hand, and what communication must occur.

Your duties will include:

  • Carrying out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO that will, where possible, lead to novel and important scientific outcomes.
  • Developing and evaluating a collaborative human-AI workflow leveraging the latest advances in machine learning (ML) applied to the problem of accurate genome annotation.
  • Carrying out research investigations within a multidisciplinary team, requiring originality, creativity, and innovation, including the planning, design, running of experiments and quantitative analysis of data.
  • Conducting qualitative inquiry to gather relevant knowledge from a variety of stakeholders, and triangulate findings from both quantitative and qualitative research.

Location: Adelaide, Brisbane or Canberra (other locations considered)
Salary: AU$89k - AU$98k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term of 3 years
Reference: 83441

To be considered you will need:

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, ML/AI, or another field relevant to the development of a CINTEL workflow for genomics, such as Behavioural Science or similar. Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years (full-time equivalent) of postdoctoral research experience.
  • Highly experienced with applied quantitative and/or qualitative research methods.
  • Competence in at least one scripting/programming language and a willingness to (further) develop data and software engineering skills.
  • Previous research experience working at the intersection of Computer Science and Social Science or Behavioural Science would be advantageous.
  • Previous experience working in Human-Machine Interaction (HMI) and/or with bioinformatics/genomics is highly desirable

For full details about this role please view the Position Description


To be eligible to work in CSIRO you must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or either hold, or be able to obtain, a valid working visa.

Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


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How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

19 June 2022, 11:00pm AEST

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