Research Fellow in Plant Reproductive Biology

Melbourne, Australia
06 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
26 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Agriculture and Food

Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences

Salary: $69,148 - $93,830 p.a. plus 9.5% superannuation 

As part of the Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology research group, the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences (FVAS) seeks a dynamic Research Fellow in Plant Reproduction

The research group conducts original research using the broad spectrum of modern molecular techniques to engineer crop plants for future agricultural and environmental needs and combines genetic, molecular, high-throughput genomics and genetic transformation technologies in plants, such as soybean, rice, arabidopsis, wheat and canola. The Research Fellow will be expected to carry out other duties commensurate with the level of position in the School of Agriculture and Food, including writing high quality journal publications, mentoring graduate students and submitting abstracts and full-length papers to conferences.

The Research Fellow will have a strong understanding of plant molecular biology, plant reproductive biology and associated functional genomics tools as well as strong interpersonal, relationship building and influencing skills. 

The appointee must be willing to conduct intensive laboratory or glasshouse based experiments, which may require work during irregular hours, including weekends. Additionally, the Research Fellow will need to be experienced at presenting scientific outcomes to peers and industry and be prepared to travel to scientific meetings if required.

Commencement salary for this role for appointees with an awarded PhD degree at the time of appointment will be $87,415 per annum. 

Close date: 26 Nov 2017

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