Date Posted: Apr 11, 2018
Application Deadline: May 8, 2018
- Location: Waite Campus, Adelaide, Australia
- Job Number: 7050744 (Ref #: 56471)
- Posting Date: Apr 11, 2018
- Application Deadline:
May 8, 2018
* Are you a motivated, early career research scientist?
* Do you have, or will shortly obtain, a doctorate in plant physiology or related discipline?
* Work with world-leading researchers on plant function in perennial horticultural crops
CSIRO Agriculture & Food are seeking to appoint a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to join a research team based on the Waite Campus of the University of Adelaide. To be successful in this role, you will need a background in whole plant physiology. You will study water relations, hydraulics and root:shoot communication in grafted grapevines. During your research, you will undertake glass house experiments at the Waite Campus and field experiments at the CSIRO Irymple site (Victoria).
As a Postdoctoral Fellow at CSIRO, you will work closely with a leading Research Scientist or Engineer. 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:
* Developing new, and utilising current, techniques for the study of rootstock - scion communication; including hormonal, hydraulic and other signals.
* Working with research partners to determine the impact of graft union structure on these signals and long-term impacts on vine growth and production.
* Optimising management strategies for rootstock-scion combinations in commercial viticulture, particularly in the areas of water use and canopy management.
* Identifying key rootstock traits for potential use in breeding programs.
* Contributing to the development of innovative concepts and ideas for further research.
Location: Waite Campus, Adelaide
Salary: AU$80k to AU$91k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term of 3 years
Ref no: 56471
To be successful, you will need:
* A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in plant physiology or related discipline. Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 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.
* An understanding of plant water relations, including hydraulics.
* Demonstrated experience in the design, implementation and statistical analysis of innovative experiments using plant physiological tools and procedures.
* Proven experience in the use of basic molecular biology techniques.
* A current driver's license and ability to conduct regular field work which will include overnight stays away from home.
Before you apply, please view the full position details and selection criteria, which can be found at: https://jobs.csiro.au/job/Adelaide%2C-SA-Postdoctoral-Fellowship-in-Plant-Physiology/469875500/
We imagine. We collaborate. We innovate. At CSIRO, we do the extraordinary every day. We innovate for tomorrow and help improve today – for our customers, all Australians and the world. We do this by using science and technology to solve real issues. Diversity is the compass that navigates our innovation. We provide an inclusive workplace that respects, values and actively pursues the benefits of a diverse workforce.
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! https://www.csiro.au/en/Careers/A-great-place-to-work/Work-life-balance
How to apply: Please click 'Apply Now' in the CSIRO listing of this job and upload one document only containing both your CV/Resume and cover letter, ensuring you provide specific responses to the essential and desirable criteria as listed in the position description, to enable the selection panel to determine your suitability.
Applications close: Tuesday 8th May, 2018