Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Fixed term, full time position until December 2020
Associate Lecturer | $64k-$87k plus 9.5% employer superannuation contributions
A Post-Doctoral Research Fellow is sought to work in a GRDC funded wheat research project, aiming at identifying and cloning new genes for high wheat protein content and grain yield. The position requires the use of modern molecular biological procedures to study gene functions. Gene-editing will be the key experimental procedure for the project component.
The role will also be expected to develop a scholarly research profile and participate in competitive grant funding, as well as contribute to the teaching efforts of the School.
Skills and Experience
The preferred candidate will have:
A PhD in an area relevant to appointment;
Demonstrated experience in teaching in discipline or profession, or two or more years of postdoctoral or equivalent professional experience in this area;
Established experience in genome editing techniques, in particular CRISPR/Cas9 via agrobacterium-mediated routine as well as knowledge in wheat genome specific bioinformatics platforms;
Proven success in generating research funding and an ability to engage in high quality independent research.
Applicants should refer to the Position Description for further detail on the duties, skills and experience required for this role.
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Please submit the following documents via the Apply Online button below:
A cover letter
Your most recent resume (CV)
A statement addressing the selection criteria (found in the Position Description)
Applications sent by post or email will not be accepted.
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Position contact: Professor Wujun Ma, AEGIC Professor in Grain Chemistry and Quality at W.Ma@murdoch.edu.au.
Closing date: Friday 3 August 2018 (11:59pm)