- Great opportunity to work in a leading scientific institution with dedicated professionals
- Offering outstanding career development and professional support
- Come, join CSIRO – Australia’s premier science & technology research organisation
CSIRO Food Future Flagship is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, innovative and highly independent researcher with a background in fluid dynamics or microfluidics to join our multidisciplinary team to help develop biosensing technologies.
You will be involved in the development of a microfluidic platform for sensing of volatile organic molecules using Forster resonance energy transfer and multiphase flow in microchannels. In particular, you will focus on one or more aspects of the design, fabrication and experimental study of novel microfluidic chips for biosensing applications.
Specifically you will:
- Undertake research to investigate the physics of gas-liquid fluid phenomena in microgeometries for biosensing applications;
- Generate novel theoretical perspectives by pursuing new ideas and approaches and networking with scientific colleagues across a range of disciplines;
- Present results in team discussions, national conferences/workshops, and write up results for milestone reports and scientific papers for peer-reviewed journals.
Location: Highett, Victoria
Salary: $73K – $80K pa plus up to 15.4% Superannuation
Ref No: 2010/821
Tenure: 3 Years
To be successful you will have:
- A PhD in a relevant field (e.g. engineering, physics or chemistry)
- Demonstrated experience in fluid dynamics, preferably in microfluids; optical detection of biomolecules; or device development and integration
- Evidence of strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to publish the results of scientific research in scientific journals
Australia is founding its future on science and innovation. Its national science agency, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), is a powerhouse of ideas, technologies and skills for building prosperity, growth, health and sustainability. It serves governments, industries, business and communities.
CSIRO is committed to introducing leading edge, environmentally friendly technologies and advanced materials to Australian industry. Our aim is to use our world class science to develop new technologies and contribute to the advancement of this new global research area.
About the Research group:
The Fluids Dynamics group at CSIRO combines analytical, computational and experimental approaches to carry out cutting edge research and development in fluid dynamics to address Australia’s national needs. The Microfluids team focuses on the study of flow physics at microscales for chemical/biological sensing, biotechnology and other industrial applications. It consists of scientists and engineers as well as post-docs and PhD students with diverse backgrounds from fluid dynamics, physics, chemistry, biology to electronics and microfabrication. The team has the state-of-the-art microfluidics measurement equipment and has access to other facilities such as micro-/nano-fabrication, computing and biology.
The Cybernose team is described at: http://www.csiro.au/science/Cybernose.html
- To apply:
- For further information and to apply online please visit the CSIRO Careers page at http://www.csiro.au/careers. Choose “Positions Vacant” and insert Reference Number 2010/821 where indicated.
If you experience difficulties applying online call + 61 1300 301 509 and someone will be able to assist you. Outside business hours please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications close Wednesday 24 November, 2010