CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship Australia – National Science Agency

Melbourne Research Fellowships in University of Melbourne, Australia

CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship Australia: CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, is offering an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Fellow to join the Advanced Engineering Biology – Future Science Platform team. This 3-year fellowship will focus on the engineering of Actinobacteria strains for the discovery of novel biomolecules, contributing to innovative bioproduction platforms. If you have a background in molecular biology, microbiology, biologic engineering, or biochemistry, and are passionate about impactful research, this role may be perfect for you.

Designation: Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Area: Actinobacteria Strain Engineering

Location: Canberra, ACT, Australia


  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as molecular biology, microbiology, biologic engineering, biochemistry, or related field.
  • No more than 3 years (or full-time equivalent) of postdoctoral research experience.
  • Strong background and demonstrated experience in microbial engineering of both model and non-model strains.
  • Experience in the development and analysis of quantitative biological assays.
  • Ability to develop experimental plans and apply well-developed research skills to scientific investigations.

Job Description:

CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Actinobacteria Strain Engineering

As a Postdoctoral Fellow in Actinobacteria Strain Engineering, you will:

  • Use advanced biological engineering to select and engineer model and non-model chassis strain(s) for agricultural biomolecule production.
  • Validate metabolic models to domesticate non-model Streptomyces strains and optimize bioproduction to industrially relevant levels.
  • Collaborate as part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers, contributing to projects within and beyond the CSIRO Future Science Platform.
  • Conduct innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO that may lead to novel and important scientific outcomes.

How to Apply: To apply for this position, please follow these steps:

  1. Apply online.
  2. Provide a cover letter and CV that demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.
  3. Address the selection criteria outlined in the position description and include this information in your cover letter.

Last Date for Apply: Applications close on 23 October 2023, 11:00pm AEDT.

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