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CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in vitro and in vivo assay development


The Opportunity Do you have a PhD in a relevant discipline area, such as Cell Biology, Immunology, Oncology, Biotechnology or Biochemistry? Engage with biotech companies & start-ups to perform experimental work & assay development 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. The successful CERC Fellow will work with CSIRO researchers and experimental staff to deliver on an array of commercial projects with multiple industry partners.

This work includes, but is not limited to, engaging with commercial entities (biotechnology companies, start-ups and SMEs) to understand their needs, drafting experimental protocols and research proposals/agreements, performing and/or overseeing staff performing experimental work, assay development and/or troubleshooting, data collection and analysis, data interpretation and presentation as well as drafting research reports. Our clients include Australian researchers, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies and our mandate is to help support the development of new biologics and the growing biotechnology industry within Australia. Our work utilises in vitro and in vivo functional assays to support the development of new cancer therapeutics; and understanding their mode of action.

Your duties will include: Performing experimental work such as, but not limited to, primary human and murine cell isolation, flow cytometry, proliferation assays, cell cycle assays, western blotting, tissue culture and RT-PCR. Assisting with in vitro assay development (functional assessment of drugs, antibodies and/or proteins), including experimental design and quality control. Assisting with in vivo assay development (mouse and rat models) including drafting of animal research ethics applications.

Troubleshooting protocols, experiments, analytics and scientific equipment. Carrying out innovative, impactful research of importance to our industry partners that will, where possible, lead to novel and important scientific outcomes. Analysing and interpretating data.

Location: Clayton, VIC Salary: AU$88k - AU$96k plus up to 15.4% superannuation Tenure: Specified term of 3 years Reference: 75661 To be considered you will need: A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as Cell Biology, Immunology, Oncology, Biotechnology or Biochemistry. Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years (or part-time equivalent) of postdoctoral research experience.

Demonstrated competence in multi-parameter flow cytometry (>6 fluorophores). Demonstrated competence in data/statistical analysis (e.g.

FlowJo software, GraphPad P.


Date14 September 2021

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