Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Fellow in Plant Biology

Canberra, Australia
23 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
11 Feb 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level A or B

Salary package: Academic Level A ($70,107 - $88,446) / Academic Level B ($96,087 - $109,181) + 17% Superannuation

Term: Fixed Term 18 month Appointment - ceasing 30 September 2019  

  • The project aims to identify new opportunities for wheat improvement through selective breeding for Energy Use Efficiency (EUE).
  • This role will be involved in for the International Wheat Yield (IWYP) partnership focuses on genetic variation, gene expression, metabolism and growth studies.
  • The following position will conduct laboratory and field-based research designed to deliver breakthroughs in wheat yield increases by linking genetic variation in yield, vegetative growth and biomass production to respiratory rate, capacity and substrate and by defining a series of powerful EUE traits for prebreeding.

Position overview

The Research School of Biology, comprises a dynamic team of academics focused on achieving excellence in research and teaching. The School is currently seeking to appoint either a Postdoctoral fellow (Academic Level A) or a Research Fellow (Academic Level B) in the fields of genetic variation, gene expression, metabolism and wheat growth studies.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Plant Biology with a track record of independent research in the field of plant molecular biology, quantitative genetics or bioinformatics with relevant experience and/or training and is looking to further develop their research potential with leading academics. As well as advancing his or her own research career, the successful candidate will help lead a project funded through the International Wheat Yield Partnership (IWYP) focused on improving wheat energy use efficiency.

For queries, please contact Professor Barry Pogson Email: Telephone: 02 6125 5629

Position Description: IWYP Postdoctoral Fellow.pdf

Closing Date: 11 February 2018

Please frame you application to the level at which you are applying (Academic Level A or B) and toward the appropriate selection criteria.

The University offers a variety of attractive benefits for staff in terms of competitive superannuation and progressive work environment.

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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.