In this month’s newsletter you can read about our Hydrogen Mission and join a network of researchers working in this important field.
Help us spread the message on why you should get a COVID-19 vaccine.
Find out about upcoming online events in August with exclusive access for alumni members. Our next round of ON Prime is launching, the CSIRO Alumni Scholarship in Physics applications open in September and we celebrate alumni members who have recently received awards.
Check out the latest jobs, offers from CSIRO Publishing and stay in touch!
Hydrogen Industry Mission
The Hydrogen Industry Mission launched by CSIRO, will help support the world’s transition to clean energy, create new jobs and boost the economy.
We are working with collaborators from across industry, research and government to co-design this mission.
We would like to invite alumni members to join the Australian Hydrogen Researcher Network (AHRN) which was established to better connect Australia’s hydrogen research community with each other and the international research community. We organise regular research seminars and play a key role in the Hydrogen RD&D International Collaboration Program.
The platform will form another module within the CSIRO Hydrogen Mission, alongside the HyResource module.
Why get a COVID-19 vaccine?
Hear from our Health and Biosecurity Director, Dr Rob Grenfell who answers some of your common questions about vaccines. Get accurate answers from our experts, so you and your loved ones can make informed decisions about getting vaccinated when the option is available to you.
Help spread the message using the links below:
Help grow our alumni network
We now have over 4,300 members but we know that there are many more former colleagues out there. Help us build the alumni network and forward this newsletter on or share the link to alumni registration.
Many presentations and seminars are now being held online – so you can attend from the comfort of your own home. Our alumni calendar lists both CSIRO and external events, so you can find out about a wide range of events.
10 August @ 2.00pm – 3.00pm
CSIRO Alumni members have been given exclusive access to join current staff for our ‘CSIRO Says’ series.
This webcast series highlights our core business of delivering excellent science.
These 45-minute webcasts feature high quality presentations of research and innovation and show how this delivers on our strategic objectives. There is a wealth of great work going on across CSIRO and this is a good way of staying in touch with it.
Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform Seminar
17 August @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
We are delighted to bring you the next virtual Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform Seminar Series. This will be an opportunity for you to hear, in detail, each month about the latest work from SynBioFSP funded projects, CSIRO-University Fellows and SynBioFSP PhD students.
In case you missed it
Hear from CSIRO Alumni – CERC Postdoc event
14 July 2021
We heard from a panel of CSIRO Alumni talking about their career journeys after working at CSIRO. This was a great opportunity for our CERC Postdocs to hear about roles outside of the organisation and potential career options. We thank the panellist for giving us their insights, advice and tips on life after CSIRO to help in planning a scientific career.
Promote your own events
To help connect alumni with one another, we encourage you to list your own events on our website. Let us know if you are organising, presenting or attending events and we can help promote it to the alumni network – please email email@example.com
Are you working on promising research in either critical energy metals or that will help Australian businesses and regions meet their net zero emissions goals?
Would you’d like to develop your research further?
CSIRO’s ON Prime can help! Purpose built for researchers, this delivered, hands-on learning program provides you with the skills needed to take your research to the next level through customer discovery activities.
What is ON Prime?
During the nine weeks of ON Prime, you will develop a deeper understanding of the people who could benefit the most from your research and sharpen skills to communicate with that audience.
Ready to get started?
Find out more about ON Prime. Application will be open until 20 August 2021.
The CSIRO Alumni Scholarship in Physics aims to connect the brightest young physicists or mathematicians to a leading research centre overseas or in Australia.
Research in physics and mathematics is fundamental for Australia’s future. The founders of this scholarship know that early experience in leading overseas laboratories greatly benefits the graduate embarking on a research career and Australian science.
The scholarship was established in conjunction with generous donations from the family, friends and colleagues of Drs John Dunlop, Tony Farmer, Gerry Haddad and Don Price to honour their memory.
They were leaders and mentors in the physics community, inspiring those around them and they enjoyed nothing more than passing on their skills and knowledge to younger scientists. It is fitting to honour their memories through the establishment of a post-graduate scholarship based on academic achievement.
Applications for the 2022 scholarship will open on 1 September 2021 and close on 3 December 2021.
Application Criteria for the 2022 CSIRO Alumni Scholarship in Physics
We feature a range of alumni stories on our website celebrating the achievements of our members. We encourage members to get in touch and send in their stories of trials and tribulations – all in the name of scientific research!
On a sadder note, if you would like to let the alumni network know about the passing of one of our members, please email us and we can post a notice to the news page and also feature an obituary within our stories section.
Read about the careers and achievements of two of our award-winning alumni:
Dr Neil C. Turner was made a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours for significant service to agricultural and environmental science, and to education, through CSIRO and the University of Western Australia.
Emeritus Professor Graeme Martin was presented with the 2021 Marshall Medal by the President of the Society for Reproduction and Fertility, the premier body for the discipline the UK. The Marshall Medal was established in 1963 and is the highest honour that can be awarded in the field of fertility and reproduction.
If you have received an award, written a book or have any stories that you’d like to share with the alumni network, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Free to read online: Celebrating 30 Years of Wildland Fire Science Publication
In honour of 30 years of publication, International Journal of Wildland Fire has launched a new virtual issue which includes 15 review papers published in the journal over the past 12 years, which highlight the wide range of disciplines in wildland fire research.
Those papers which aren’t already Open Access are free to read online until 31 August 2021.
We are hiring – please feel free to share these opportunities with anyone who might be interested:
CERC Fellowship program
Our CERC Postdoctoral Fellowship program provides recent PhD graduates in many science and engineering disciplines with the opportunity to gain experience in one of our world class laboratories. You'll get to work with some of the most talented minds in their fields, not just in Australia, but in the world.
Find out more about the CERC Fellowship program or view our current opportunities.
Check out our other career opportunities
We are keen to reach alumni who may have left without knowing about our network. We've recently featured in the ATSE newsletter, Bitesize (the Australian Institute of Food Science & Technology newsletter) and the Nucleus newsletter, University of Melbourne.
If you know of any industry or organisation newsletters, websites or blogs that could help promote the CSIRO Alumni network, please get in touch. We can offer reciprocal promotion with listing and news posts through our own website!
We love to hear from our alumni members, so get in touch and let us know what you are up to – reach out to the network for help or promote your events, research or successes.
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