Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Plant Sciences

Canberra, Australia
07 May 2019
End of advertisement period
06 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Work type: Continuing (Contingent Funded)
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Academic

Classification: Academic Level A
Salary package: $71,509 - $90,215 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
Term: Full time, Continuing (Contingent Funding) 

Position overview

The position is based within the the Farquhar Lab at ANU and will liaise with Professor Barbour at The University of Sydney. The Postdoctoral Fellow will undertake independent and/or team lead research on the project "To Peclet or not to Peclet? Understanding leaf water isotope composition", financed by the Australian Research Council (ARC). Applications are particularly invited from researchers whose interests are in the areas of water relations, gas exchange and/or stable isotope physiology. 

The Postdoctoral Fellow will have a PhD in plant physiology, physics, physical chemistry or engineering, relevant to stable isotopes, plant water relations, gas exchange or microscopy, with a track record of independent research in one of these fields as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.

The position is ideally full-time; however part-time would be considered for the ideal applicant. The position is a Continuing Contingent Funded (CCF) appointment for 12 months, with the possibility of extension pending funding availability. 

For more information, please contact Distinguished Professor Graham Farquhar, E: 

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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.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.

Position Description & Selection Criteria

Advertised: 07 May 2019 09:00:00 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 06 Jun 2019 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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