At CSIRO, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology by harnessing the incredible intellectual power and expertise of our people, collaborators and partners. CSIRO’s Science Leader program attracts the best researchers from across the globe to deliver outstanding translational science and engineering impact and captures new capability into areas which have been identified as strategic, to assist our business units to manage and develop their capability for the future.
CSIRO’s Future Science & Technology plan (FS&T) was launched early 2021 and is a 10-year plan for CSIRO to deliver on our purpose to solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. This plan identified Quantum Biology (& Biotechnology) as one of five Emerging Horizons to develop capability in toward 2031.
Quantum Biotechnology operates across the boundaries of science disciplines and engaging a leader that can span these boundaries within CSIRO and positioning them within the existing and expected activity/collaborations at University of Queensland, will help the nation to take advantage of the opportunities provided by this emerging science and technology discipline.
As the Science Leader you will help build cutting edge new capability which you will define based on your expertise and within the broader scheme of Quantum Biotechnology, namely: quantum sensing, quantum imaging, quantum materials, quantum proteomics or a combination of emerging cross-disciplinary areas. You will work closely with the Quantum Technologies Future Science Platform, broader Business Units across CSIRO, and play a key role in driving collaborations with emerging global programs in quantum biotechnology. You will build and maintain networks, leading strategy and vision for quantum biotechnology at CSIRO, provide scientific leadership, and pursue new ideas and approaches to create new concepts.
The Science Leader will contribute to business goals through scientific excellence and the translation of research outcomes into impact. They will have generous operating funds, and support for two three-year Postdoctoral Fellowships and two three-year Postgraduate Students top-up scholarships.
Your duties will include:
Location: Brisbane, Qld or Sydney, NSW or Melbourne, Victoria preferred
Salary: Attractive salary package offered
Tenure: Indefinite, with the initial program of work being 5 years
To be considered you will need:
For full details about this role please view the Position Description
Applications for this position are open to Australian Citizens and international candidates. Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.
Flexible Working Arrangements
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