Postdoctoral Fellowships in Synthetic Biology


  • Various locations around Australia

  • Join one of CSIRO’s cutting edge Future Science Platforms

  • Receive mentoring by senior scientists

Applications are now open for the CSIRO Synthetic Biology Future Science Fellowships, an initiative of CSIRO’s Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform (SynBio FSP).

The Future Science Fellowships scheme aims to attract outstanding national and international early- to mid-career postdoctoral researchers (equivalent to Australian Academic Levels A and B, or in exceptional circumstances, Level C) to expand Australian research capacity in synthetic biology. A key element of the SynBio FSP is establishment of a collaborative community of practice extending across CSIRO and Australia more broadly, and linking into international efforts in the field.

Fellowships will be hosted at a Host Organisation (usually an Australian University, but other Australian research organisations may also be eligible) and will be a partnership between the Fellow, CSIRO, and the Host Organisation.

How to apply?

Further information and application instructions for the Fellowships are available at:

Applications must be submitted by 5pm Australian Eastern Standard Time, Friday 1st March 2019.

The SynBio FSP strongly supports women and other minorities in STEM disciplines. We welcome applications from such individuals and greatly value the diversity they bring to the SynBioFSP. We recognise that women are less likely to apply for engineering-related Fellowships and Fellowships in general, and would therefore like to encourage applications from women. Processes are in place to recognise and properly assess output relative to opportunity, and opportunities for flexible working arrangements and career interruptions are embedded in the Fellowship rules.

Further enquiries can be directed to:

Brisbane City Queensland Australia

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