Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Agriculture and Food Sciences

Brisbane, Australia
14 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Agriculture and Food Sciences

The School of Agriculture and Food Sciences is Australia’s most diversified agriculture research and teaching school, comprising research and teaching experts in agribusiness and the science disciplines of animals and wildlife, plants and soil sciences, food technology and nutrition science. With nearly 350 staff, 300 higher degree research students and over $35 million in operating and research income, the School has helped UQ to become recognised as the world’s top ranked tropical agriculture university, and the leading agriculture university in Australia.

Located at St Lucia and Gatton, the School is a large and dynamic multidisciplinary hub focused on applied research and teaching within the Faculty of Science, committed to finding innovative and technology focussed solutions to global challenges.

The role

The purpose of this position will be to support the Northern Rice Project in identifying new traits of rice quality specific to the requirements of Northern Australian germplasm, and conduct research into metabolomics and starch structure of rice. The successful appointee will also be required to translate research outcomes into selection tools for delivery to breeding programs, write up papers and academic reports, make presentations, and contribute to training, supervision and developing timelines.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD in the area of science or agricultural chemistry. You should also have research experience with metabolomics profiling using a range of platforms, a consistent track record of publications in this field, and experience in liaising and collaborating with external agencies to develop co-operative research initiatives.

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 the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment at Research Academic level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $81,545 - $87,535 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $95,408 - $102,416 p.a.).

Position Description

Download File PD Postdoc Research Fellow Northern Australia Rice.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Melissa Fitzgerald on +61 7 3346 8893 or

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

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