First listed on: 22 September 2018

CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Tropical Beef Genetics and Genomics

  • Use genomics to lift the productivity of Australia's northern rangeland beef herds
  • Build on recent achievements of the CSIRO Livestock Genomics Computational & Systems Biology team
  • Join CSIRO Agriculture & Food for this exciting postdoctoral fellowship

The Position:

Postdoctoral Fellows are appointed for up to three years and will work closely with a leading Research Scientist or Engineer in their respective field. They carry out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO with the possibility of novel and important scientific outcomes. They present the findings in appropriate publications and at conferences.

This Tropical Beef Genetics and Genomics project will build on recent achievements of the CSIRO Livestock Genomics Computational and Systems Biology team. More specifically, within the theme of exploring data collected on commercial herds to inform breeding and management decisions. A chief aim of this project is the development and application of breakthrough analytics, allowing the accelerated adoption of high-throughput molecular genomic technologies, to speed genetic progress in phenotypes of relevance to tropical cattle.

The role will include contribution on other projects within the Computational and Systems Biology team, including research opportunities within the 1000 Bulls Genome Project, and collaborations with stud breeders and large pastoral companies across Queensland and Northern Territory.

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.
  • Engage with members of the Computational and Systems Biology team in the development of novel methods for the estimation genomic relationships, genetic parameters and genomic selection.
  • 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.
  • Prepare appropriate conference papers and present those at conferences.

Location: St Lucia, Brisbane, Queensland
Salary: $82k to $93k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term of up to 3 years
Job ref: 58741

To be successful you will have:

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as Quantitative Genetics and Genomics, Bioinformatics, BiostatisticsPlease note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years of relevant postdoctoral experience.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge and skills in quantitative genetics and genomics, with specific application to genetic parameter estimation and genetic/genomic evaluation of livestock species (e.g. GWAS, genomic prediction).
  • Evidence of advanced programming skills and software design in languages relevant for bioinformatics in a UNIX environment (e.g. BASH, Fortran, Python, C++, Java, Scala, R or equivalent).
  • Demonstrated experience with handling, integrating, and analysing large volumes of data from a variety of sources.

Before applying please view the full position details and selection criteria here: Position Details

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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 Balance

How to Apply: Please provide enough information relevant to the selection criteria for this position to enable the assessment panel to determine your suitability, and upload one document containing your CV/resume and cover letter.  

Applications Close: 10:59pm AEDT, 31 October 2018.

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