Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Weed Science/Molecular Biology/Genetics

Brisbane, Australia
12 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation

The Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) is a research institute of the University of Queensland (UQ) which was established in 2010 and comprises of four research centres – the Centre for Crop Science, the Centre for Horticultural Science, the Centre for Animal Science and the Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences.

QAAFI’s team of 450 researchers, postgraduate students and support staff undertake high impact science for agriculture and food industries. The institute’s strong partnership with the Queensland Government provides our researchers with a direct link to the agriculture industry in Queensland, and world class field research facilities throughout Queensland. Agriculture is one of UQ’s highest ranked research fields nationally and internationally and QAAFI is a global leader in agricultural research in subtropical and tropical production systems.

QAAFI scientists are driven to make a difference to the agriculture and food industries and have over 150 collaborators worldwide.

Details of the research interests of the Institute may be accessed on the Institute’s web site at

The role

The successful appointee will be based at the University of Queensland Facility in Gatton. The position will be responsible for seed collections of winter and summer growing weed biotypes from farmers’ fields across Queensland and New South Wales. The dormancy patterns and phenology of these biotypes will be characterised through a series of laboratory and field studies. The position will use molecular tools to determine genetic links to changing patterns in seasonality among annual ryegrass biotypes.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD degree in Weed Science/Molecular Biology/Genetics. You should have a strong desire to develop a successful and highly-productive research career in the area of weed science and management. You should have the ability to establish effective relationships at a university and wider community level, including industry, government and professional bodies. You should have very good writing ability, and the capacity to work with multidisciplinary research teams.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to Alejandra Riachi, HR Advisor by phone 07 344 62772 or by email


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 3 years at Academic Research Level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $84,541 - $87,535 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $98,913 - $102,416 p.a.).

Position Description

505082_3035959_Postdoctoral Research Fellow.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Dr, Bhagirath Chauhan on +61 427 923 272 or

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