GRDC Funded Postdoctoral Research Fellow (A) (with PhD)

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 03 Dec 2023

Job no:512986
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time
Categories:Level A, Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Postdoctoral Research Fellow 

Level A ($75,888 to $102,040) per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation 

3 year fixed term appointment

The School of Agriculture, Food and Wine is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral research fellow with experience in plant sciences, genetics or another relevant technical field. The successful candidate will work on a Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)-invested external grant project that will evaluate the effect of novel genomic regions from wild barley in elite genetic backgrounds using a combination of molecular and field trial validation approaches.

This role offers prospects for enhancing your analytical skills for both whole genome sequencing and multiple environment trial (MET) analysis alongside professional development. Moreover, it provides engagement with industry stakeholders and investment agencies such as Australian Grain Technologies and GRDC.

The School of Agriculture, Food & Wine is one of several Schools in the Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology, and represents a world-class concentration of scientific research, education and product conferring capability, with infrastructure and resources at the Waite Campus of the University of Adelaide. The successful candidate will enjoy the opportunity to liaise closely with research and industry experts co-located on campus.

To be successful you will need:

  • PhD in plant sciences, genetics or a related discipline
  • Research experience, including experience with both field and glasshouse experiments and marker-assisted selection
  • Demonstrated ability to write technical reports and research publications
  • Excellent organisational, time management, and problem-solving skills
  • Good communication, intercultural and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment
  • Commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Enjoy an outstanding career environment

    The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

    It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

    Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

    We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

    In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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    How to Apply

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    ***Applications close 11:55pm, Sunday 3rd December***

    For further information

    For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

    Dr Anh  Pham

    E: [email protected]

    You'll find a full position description and selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

    The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

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