Postdoctoral Research Fellow (A) (with PhD) - School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 02 Jun 2023

6 May 2023
Job Information

Research Field

Agricultural sciences
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
Established Researcher (R3)

Application Deadline

2 Jun 2023 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
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Offer Description

Plant Breeding Faba Bean Breeder/Pre-Breeder (Quality) 

(Level A) $72,829-$97,927 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

The School of Agriculture, Food and Wine is seeking to appoint a PhD graduate with experience in plant breeding for a 5-year fixed term contract.

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 applicant will maintain and further enhance a plant breeding and research program specifically in the area of faba bean quality. Outputs from this investment will lead to new research discoveries related to quality improvement and the commercial release of new faba bean varieties that are, in the first instance, targeted to end-user needs (e.g. high/alternative protein). They will liaise closely with research and industry experts co-located on campus and beyond. This appointment will also work closely with the existing faba bean breeder at the University of Adelaide, and the national faba bean breeding program that is led by the University of Adelaide and primarily invested through the GRDC.

To be successful you will need:

  • PhD in plant breeding or closely aligned discipline, or significant and appropriate industry experience
  • Demonstrated practical research excellence in plant breeding, including evaluation of germplasm using a range of quality analyses
  • Excellent written communication skills and demonstrated ability to write quality peer-reviewed publications and industry reports
  • Excellent interpersonal, organisational, and time management skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of equity, diversion 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.

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

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research. Many of its academic staff are world leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers. The Faculty actively partners with innovative industries to solve problems of global significance. 

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the link below to view the Selection Criteria and to apply for the opportunity:

Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55 pm, 2 June 2023.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact

Professor Jason Able
Head of School, Agriculture, Food & Wine
P: +61 (8) 83137075

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 committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

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