CSIRO post-doctoral fellowship in virus replication
Job posting number: #7055922 (Ref:60096)
Posted: February 13, 2019
Application Deadline: March 26, 2019
Job DescriptionThe Opportunity
•Are you a motivated, early career scientist with interest in how virus exploit host molecules for their replication?
•Do you have, or will shortly obtain, a PhD in a relevant discipline area, such as microbiology, biochemistry or molecular biology?
•Join CSIRO and progress your career with our structured postdoc training program
Viruses are obligate pathogens that cannot infect or cause disease without hi-jacking host elements for their own benefit. Our team recently discovered that fibrillarin, a host cellular enzyme, is essential for the growth of many important viruses- including measles virus, Respiratory Syncytial Virus and Hendra virus. The post-doctoral fellow will join a team with expertise in virology and molecular biology to determine how fibrillarin facilitates virus infection and illuminate a cellular pathway as a target for novel antiviral therapies. The PDF will:
Your duties will include
Under the direction of senior research scientists, carry out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO that will, where possible, lead to novel and important scientific outcomes.
Undertake studies in host-virus interactions to understand the role of fibrillarin in the virus replication cycle.
Carry out autonomous research to produce high quality scientific and/or engineering input into professional client reports.
Publish and present work at conferences as agreed with your supervisor.
Make a contribution to the effective functioning of the research team and help deliver CSIRO’s organisational objectives and plans.
Undertake an appropriate training and development program developed by CSIRO.
Location: Geelong, VIC
Salary: $82,450 to $93,280 plus up to 15.4% Superannuation
Tenure: Specified term of 3 years
To be successful you will need
•A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as microbiology, biochemistry or molecular biology
Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years (or part time equivalent) of relevant postdoctoral experience.
•A record of publications in quality, peer reviewed journals.
•High level written and oral communication skills with the ability to represent the research team effectively internally and externally, including at national and international conferences.
•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.
•Research experience in the study of virus infection cycles, particularly replication
•Experience working with viruses under biocontainment conditions
For details about who to contact and for more information please click the below link to view the full 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
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.
To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter of no more than 2 pages that outlines how your experience meets the selection criteria for this position.
Tuesday 26 March, 2019