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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND - St Lucia, QLD

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Apply nowJob No:513016
Area:Qld Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
Salary (FTE):Academic Research Level A1 ($70,729.75 - $94,637.91)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia

QAAFI is a research institute of the University of Queensland (UQ) which was established in 2010 and comprises of four research centres – the Centre for Crop Science, the Centre for Horticultural Science, the Centre for Animal Science and the Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences.

QAAFI's team of 450 researchers, postgraduate students and support staff undertake high impact science for agriculture and food industries. The institute’s strong partnership with the Queensland Government provides our researchers with a direct link to the agriculture industry in Queensland, and world class field research facilities throughout Queensland. Agriculture is one of UQ’s highest ranked research fields nationally and internationally and QAAFI is a global leader in agricultural research in subtropical and tropical production systems.

The Centre for Crop Science conducts world-leading research targeting enhanced profitability and sustainability of cereal and legume cropping systems in tropical and sub-tropical environments.

We pursue excellence in crop science at molecular, whole plant, and production system levels. Our integrated research capabilities include crop genetics, physiology, and modelling, along with soil science and weed biology. We work closely with industry and government, and seek synergies to meet challenges in crop science at a national and international level.

About This Opportunity

You will support projects to develop genome manipulation tools and understand the molecular basis of plant variation. This includes the application of gene editing to plants. You will participate in the activities of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Plant Success in Nature and Agriculture, including outreach activities. 

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

Our Ideal Candidate

You will possess (or be in the process of obtaining) a PhD or equivalent in genomics or molecular biology. You will demonstrate the ability to carry out research in the field of plant biology including strong knowledge of plant transformation and gene editing.

You will hold evidence of publications of research findings in peer reviewed journals and conferences.

You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au.

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed term position for 3 years at Academic Level A.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $70,729 - $94,637, plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $82,753 - $110,726

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

 Postdoctoral Research Fellow_Position Description - 513016.pdf

Questions?

To discuss this role please contact Professor Robert Henry (Professor of Innovation in Agriculture - Centre for Crop Science)

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the APPLY NOW button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQCareers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.

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