Incitec Pivot Fellowship

Banyule, Australia
04 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
03 Sep 2017
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Fixed term contract for 3 years
  • Located at Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
  • $90,748 - $107,758 per annum + up to 17% superannuation

About La Trobe

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. La Trobe University turns 50 in 2017, and over the half century of its existence it has established a reputation as an innovative and accessible university, willing to take risks and take on challenges.  Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

Located at AgriBio, a state of the art facility to support Agriculture and Biotechnology research, and associated with the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology and Australian Research Council Industrial Transformation Hub for Legumes in Sustainable Agriculture.  Research at AgriBio currently encompasses a wide variety of disciplines relateing to Agriculture and Life Sciences and is a major component of one of the University’s five Research focus areas: namely, Securing Food, Water and the Environment.

About the position

As part of La Trobe University’s ongoing commitment to solving real world problems at the regional, national and international level, the University in partnership with Incitec Pivot have established a fellowship to carry out outstanding research in the area of plant nutrition.  This position will provide an environment for an early career researcher, to establish and develop their research record in the discipline of plant nutrition, with an emphasis on phosphate nutrition.

Skills and Experience

  • Completion of a PhD in plant genomics, molecular biology or other relevant discipline in the general field of plant nutrition.
  • Evidence of experience in research an evaluation and the ability to work effectively under limited supervision or independently.
  • A record of contribution to publications, conference papers and/or reports, or professional or technical contributions which provide evidence of research potential.
  • Experience in the analysis and modelling of data, including the capacity to integrate data from a range of sources and of uneven quality.

Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this role.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005.  If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.


Please click on this link for a full list of Benefits

How to apply

Closing date:  Sunday, 3 September 2017 by 11.00pm AEST.

Position Enquiries: James Whelan, +61 3 9032 7488 or

This position is open to people with a valid full-time working visa.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and a separate document addressing the Key Selection Criteria located in the Position Description.

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La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For further enquiries on how to apply for this role, please contact Deborah Dare, Recruitment Consultant on +61 03 9479 1241 or

La Trobe is proud to be a member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.

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