First listed on: 14 November 2017

Research Scientist - Quantitative Geneticist

  • Do you have a background in aquatic breeding and quantitative genetics?
  • Can you contribute to advancing Australia's aquaculture industry?
  • Pursue strategic research at CSIRO, Australia's leading science and technology organisation!

The Position
CSIRO Aquaculture Program requires the services of a suitably qualified and experienced quantitative geneticist to work at the interface of quantitative genetics and industry breeding programs in the rapidly advancing aquaculture industry.

The successful applicant will work on projects involving finfish, molluscs and crustaceans throughout Australia and overseas. The primary tasks will be to assist senior staff members in the provision of specialist skills to applied aquaculture breeding.  Other tasks will be to provide assistance to R&D projects involving quantitative and molecular-genetic technologies, the application of those technologies to breeding strategies, and the link between genetics and production aspects such as animal health, product quality and nutrition.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Analysing quantitative genetic data sets, and assisting to incorporate the results into commercial breeding decisions
  • Contribute to the design of breeding programs and experiments to support such programs, involving quantitative genetic data
  • Assist with data management and development of data management systems
  • Assist in the uptake and adoption of operational applied breeding by industry through communication and development of tools and strategies
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with key client representatives and research collaborators to ensure relevance and quality of research outputs

Location: Hobart, TAS
Salary: $95K - $103K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Indefinite
Reference: 48302

To be successful you will need:

  • A doctorate or equivalent research experience in a relevant discipline area, such as applied breeding or quantitative genetics
  • Experience in the application of quantitative genetics to commercial breeding programs and knowledge of breeding schemes and the application of selective breeding to a commercial breeding program
  • Background in managing large data sets, and experience with data analysis using advanced statistical software packages
  • Experience analysing and interpreting quantitative genetics data to meet the needs of commercial breeding programs
  • The ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally with a variety of audiences

To view the full position description and selection criteria for this role please click here: Position description

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How to apply: To apply for this position you will be required to submit your resume and cover letter, as one document, highlighting your experience as relevant to the role requirements.

Applications Close: 11:59pm AEST, Sunday 10th of December 2017.

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