Computational Scientist - Biological Engineering (multiple roles)

Updated: about 2 months ago

  • Apply your expertise in computational science to biological systems
  • Two exciting opportunities supporting a range of technical research projects
  • Grow your career with CSIRO – Australia’s National Science Agency!

Are you interested in progressing your career within a national organisation and a rapidly growing field of science? We are currently looking for two driven, early-to-mid career Computational Scientists to join an exciting initiative!

CSIRO’s Advanced Engineering Biology Future Science Platform (AEB FSP) aims to capitalise the expeditious growth in the biological engineering field, by delivering new innovative tools to fast track the development of biotechnological solutions, and improving Australia’s ability to deliver new bio-based innovation responsibly, rapidly and at scale. Within the FSP, the Computational Scientists will support the ‘Data-Driven Molecular Design’ research theme, which focuses on using CSIRO’s existing capabilities, such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, quantum biology and our world-class facilities, to create fast, novel methods to generate and test hypotheses that will help push the boundaries of biological engineering to new limits.

Joining our multi-disciplinary team, you will collaborate with a range of internal stakeholders to efficiently support a portfolio of research projects in this space. Examples of projects include engineering tuneable systems for exporting molecules out of microbial cells to reduce downstream processing costs in fermentation; building accurate designs for novel microbial production organisms that make food protein, medicines or enzymes that clean up the environment; and designing new biosensors for disease marker, pathogenic microorganisms, or pollutants. While the two positions would collaborate with each other and would be similar in a practical sense, one of them would have a more specific focus on metabolic network modelling. You will, therefore, need the domain knowledge in one or more computational approaches to biological design, and be able & willing to adapt and pick up new computational skills quickly, and apply them to a range of problems.

If you have a keen interest in biological engineering and computational science, and applying them to real-world contexts, this would be an exciting opportunity for you to collaborate with other research & technical professionals to further develop your skills and domain knowledge! CSIRO champions in providing a diverse and inclusive culture, supports flexible work arrangements, and offers you excellent professional development opportunities to grow your career.

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