Canberra, ACT, Australia
Job Type: Permanent
· Take a lead role in genomics in evolutionary biology.
· With a focus on the Australian National Wildlife Collection
· Join CSIRO's Ecosystem Sciences and help to grow our investment in systematics and collections.
Evolutionary work on Australian terrestrial vertebrates now embraces molecular systematics, phylogeography, population genetics and genomics as well as modern approaches to morphology such as micro-CT Scanning. We wish to continue this growth and see its relevance maintained with respect to current rapid growth in genomics. Solid grounding in collections is desirable in this work. As a Research Scientist, you will be expected to articulate how you would use the Australo-Papuan vertebrate biota to address questions of broad interest, as well as in leading CSIRO’s embracing of genomics in evolutionary biology as applied to natural populations of vertebrates. You will work at the intersection of phylogeny and adaptation, systematics and population genetics, biogeography and phylogeography especially as applied in the context of Australo-Papuan vertebrates. Specifically you will: · Lead and contribute to the research output of the Evolutionary Biology Program particularly in Australo-Papuan evolutionary history and selection in the region’s natural vertebrate populations. · Work with the Evolutionary Biology Program in syntheses of research relating to development of the Australo-Papuan biota. · Develop innovative applications of genomic concepts, theories and techniques to analysis of evolutionary history, population structure, functional genetics and natural selection. · Actively seek support for research from state, national and international bodies. · publish findings in conventional peer-reviewed venues as well as develop a program of outreach and liaison with media and communications sectors of CSIRO. · Explore potential for uptake of research outcomes in conservation policy and planning. · Help build CSIRO’s research collections in vertebrate biodiversity. Location: Canberra, ACT, Australia Salary: AUD$92K - $124K plus up to 15.4% superannuation. Tenure: ndefinite/Ongoing. Reference: ACT13/03725
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is one of the largest and most diverse scientific organisations in the world. By igniting the creative spirit of our people, we deliver great science and innovative solutions that benefit industry, society and the environment. At CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences we apply multidisciplinary science to the sustainability of Australia's agriculture and forestry, built environments, biodiversity, communities, and industries. We do this through research into environmental, biological, economic and societal interactions. Applications should be lodged on-line via the CSIRO Careers Portal. Applications close: 1 December 2013. Direct link to the vacancy, CSIRO Careers Website.
To be successful in this position you will need: · A PhD and documented postdoctoral research experience in a relevant discipline area of vertebrate evolutionary biology showing an ability to develop a genomics-based research program on vertebrates in the Australian region. · Articulation of how you would use the Australian vertebrate biota to address broad biological questions. · A minimum of years demonstrated experience in any or all of a similar range of disciplines. · Experience or adaptability to work in bioinformatics; conceptual and practical knowledge and skills in Australian vertebrate systematic and museum-based evolutionary biology; and/or experience in development and maintenance of a museum collecting program would be desirable. For appointment at the higher level (CSOF6) you will also require extensive relevant post-qualification experience; leadership experience; demonstrated ability to set up and maintain effective and efficient work teams; and a high standard of documented scientific achievement through peer reviewed international journals.