First listed on: 12 July 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cereal Genetics and Genomics

  • Do you have, or will shortly obtain, a PhD in plant genetics or related discipline?
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship investigating Fusarium crown rot resistance in cereals
  • Join CSIRO Agriculture & Food and make a difference!

The Position

CSIRO Agriculture & Food is seeking a highly motivated and creative Postdoctoral Fellow to be part of a team working on various aspects of Fusarium diseases. Through this important work, you will conduct innovative research leading to the rapid development of diagnostic markers for loci conferring Fusarium crown rot resistance in cereals.

Postdoctoral Fellows work closely with a leading Research Scientist or Engineer in their respective field. In this role, you will carry out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO with the possibility of novel and important scientific outcomes.

Your duties will include:

  • Generating suitable genetic stocks for fine mapping loci conferring Fusarium crown rot resistance.
  • Developing markers closely linked with targeted loci.
  • Identifying and validating candidate genes via fine mapping and map-based gene cloning.
  • Producing high quality scientific papers and reports suitable for publication in quality journals, for client reports and granting of patents.
  • Preparing appropriate conference papers and presenting them at conferences.

Location: St Lucia (Brisbane) Queensland
Salary: $80k to $91k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term of 2 years
Ref no: 57825

To be successful, you will need:

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in plant genetics or related discipline and demonstrated relevant research experience in plant molecular genetics or a related area. Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 4 years of relevant postdoctoral experience.
  • High level written and oral communication skills with the ability to represent the research team effectively internally and externally, including at national and international conferences.
  • Demonstrated experience in QTL mapping, fine mapping and/or map-based gene cloning in plant species.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with statistical tools used in genetic mapping analysis.

Before you apply, please view the full position details and selection criteria here: Position description

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We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you.  Find out more Balance

How to Apply: Please apply for this position online at and enter requisition number 57825. You will be required to upload one document only containing both your CV/Resume and cover letter, outlining your motivation and suitability for the role.

Applications close:  Friday, 10th August 2018

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