Post Doctoral Fellow in Meat Science
School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
2 year position with potential opportunity for extension
Lecturer Level B | $92k-$109k plus 9.5% superannuation contributions
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The School of Veterinary and Life Sciences was formed in January 2013 from an amalgamation of the Schools of Veterinary and Biomedical Science, Biological Sciences and Biotechnology and Environmental Science. The combination of these individually strong areas has resulted in a new and enlarged School with major strengths in teaching and research across the whole of the life sciences.
The School actively pursues a cross-disciplinary approach to research and teaching. It has excellent relationships with the animal industries, government and the wider community, and active research interactions with local, national and overseas institutions. We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join Murdoch University and the Co-operative Research Centre for Sheep Industry Innovation to (i) undertake meat quality research in lamb and sheepmeats and (ii) to contribute to the co-ordination and teaching of a second year Comparative Mammalian Biochemistry course to 2nd year Veterinary and Animal Science students.
For further information about this position, please refer to the Position Description.
Skills and Experience
The applicant must have a PhD and show a significant experience in meat science and/or growth and development of the carcase (preferably in lamb or beef) and a track record of collaboration with fellow researchers and Industry. Preference will be given to candidates with an agricultural science degree or related discipline, a demonstrated capacity for team interaction and evidence of peer-reviewed publications, and an indication of the ability to teach Mammalian Biochemistry.
The successful candidate must have:
A PhD in Animal Science or a related field;
Previous experience in a discipline or profession including experience in running animal experiments on a farm and in abattoirs;
Proven ability to collaborate with the lamb and beef processing industries;
Demonstrated ability to work under broad direction only, exercise initiative in undertaking responsibilities and work effectively as a team member;
Demonstrated ability to engage in high quality independent research, with an established record of scholarly publications.
This is a great time to join Murdoch. There are a multitude of opportunities and exciting projects that are presented by the State Government Activity Centre on our doorstep. The co-location of Fiona Stanley Hospital and St John of God Hospital provide many synergies for our learning and teaching, research and community engagement.
Murdoch University values workplace diversity, promotes inclusion, and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, women, and individuals with disability. Applicants who have support or access requirements, are encouraged to advise this at the time of their application, to ensure the required assistance is provided.
Please submit a cover letter, a CV and a statement addressing the selection criteria (found in the Position Description) via the Apply Online button below. Emailed applications will not be accepted.
Position contact: Professor David Pethick, Professor Biochemistry on +61 8 9360 2246 or at email@example.com.
Closing date: Friday 10 November 2017 (11:59pm)