Research Associate, Plasma Membrane Perception of 2, 4-D in Resistant Weeds

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
Apr 16, 2021
End of advertisement period
May 02, 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

UWA School of Agriculture and Environment

Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative

  • Join a team of passionate researchers and scientists and investigate the role of the cell membrane in synthetic auxin herbicide resistance by analysing the functions and interaction partners of candidate resistance proteins
  • Full time, fixed term appointment until the end of 2023
  • Salary range: Level A, $ $72,780 - $97,946 p.a. plus superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About the team

The Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI) is a grant-funded multi-disciplinary research and communication team established by the Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC) to focus on the herbicide resistance and weed challenge to Australian grain crop production.

AHRI is a research group working in partnership with the farming community and industry to develop programs targeting herbicide resistance and to disseminate resistance control messages to encourage sustainable cropping across Australia.

About the opportunity

As the appointee, you will have the responsibility of undertaking research activities that will be focused on the physiological, biochemical and molecular basis of herbicide resistance.

Working closely with other researchers and academic staff, you will conduct and coordinate research experiences and activities and interpret results. You will also provide updates to linkage partners and members who are based in the eastern states.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant degree and post graduate qualification in molecular science or biochemistry or related discipline
  • Relevant laboratory experience in biochemistry (proteomics; binding and pharmacological studies) and/or molecular biology (gene expression and sequencing)
  • Experience and willingness to supervise students and staff in herbicide resistance biochemistry and molecular analysis
  • Proficiency in a range of computing skills such as spreadsheets, databases, and statistics

About you

To succeed in this position, you will be a self-determined researcher with a passion for farming systems who thinks outside the box. You will also possess highly developed interpersonal skills including the ability to work flexibly, independently and productively as part of a team.

Full details of the position responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description.  In preparing your application you are asked to submit curriculum vitae and a document clearly addressing the selection criteria to demonstrate that you meet the criteria.

Closing date: Sunday, 2 May 2021

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.
  • UWA has been awarded Platinum Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2019).
  • UWA has also been awarded Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation in 2020.