- Do you have a PhD in plant molecular biology, synthetic biology or metabolic engineering?
- Keen to develop novel technologies to enable ultra-high-level expression of high value protein in plants?
- Work with the Synthetic Traits group at CSIRO in this exciting postdoctoral role
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.
We are thrilled to be able to deliver on the commitment we made in our strategy to invest in frontier science with the CSIRO Agriculture & Food Winanga-y Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme. The name Winanga-y (pronounced win-na-gnay) is a cultural asset lent to us from the local Gamilaroi mob in Myall Vale. Winanga-y means to understand, know, remember, and think.
The successful CERC Fellow will develop novel technologies to enable ultra-high-level expression of high value proteins in plants. This project is driven by the growing demand for novel proteins in alternative food and pharmaceutical industries, and urgency for more sustainable methods of protein production. Using synthetic biology and advanced plant breeding technologies, the CERC Fellow will drive the research, design, development and testing of novel plant protein expression systems. This will involve considerations of RNA optimisation, subcellular targeting, protein modelling and a range of downstream protein functional analyses.
The CERC Fellow will be supervised by Rob Allen (CSIRO Agriculture and Food) and will work in the Synthetic Traits group at CSIRO which brings together experts in synthetic biology, RNA technologies, protein, lipidomic and metabolic analysis and metabolic engineering. This project is aligned with the broader CSIRO Future Protein Mission, which spans several business units across CSIRO. Accordingly, the CERC Fellow will be well placed to build collaborative links with researchers with access to facilities and expertise across CSIRO.