ANU/CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellow, Responsible Innovation in Precision Health

Canberra, Australia
14 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
17 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Academic level B
Salary package: $99,809 - $113,165 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Fixed term (3 years)

Postdoctoral Fellow position (Responsible Innovation - Precision Health) based in the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS). One of two positions jointly funded by the ANU-CSIRO Responsible Innovation Collaboration in order to develop research capability in responsible innovation in precision health and synthetic biology.

Position overview

The Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS) and the Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS) at the ANU have partnered with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in a collaboration focused on advancing the science and practice of responsible innovation in the broad domains of precision health and synthetic biology.

The multi-million, multi-year CSIRO-ANU Responsible Innovation Collaboration is a significant partnership and program of joint research activities undertaken collaboratively between the ANU and CSIRO. CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, is focused on creating measurable economic, environmental and social benefits that better our world and Australia’s place in it. This collaboration is recruiting a jointly-funded Postdoctoral Fellow position based in CPAS in order to develop research capability in responsible innovation in precision health.

The successful applicant will also be appointed as a Visiting Scientist at CSIRO - with opportunities for co-location between ANU and CSIRO - to encourage effective cross-institutional collaboration and provide opportunity to conduct their research in both academic and applied impact-focused research settings. The successful applicant will also benefit from being part of an international network of scholars relating to these issues.

The successful applicant will be expected to devise frameworks/methods and conduct research that deepens understanding of diversity and equity issues in new and potentially disruptive health innovations. The Fellow will have the opportunity to co-develop the intellectual and research trajectory of the project in line with their own expertise, and the expertise of their supervisory team.

For further information please contact Associate Professor Sujatha Raman P: +61 2 6125 4514 E:

Closing date: 17 November 2019

Position description: ANU CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellow Precision Health.pdf

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Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.