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澳大利亚默多克大学植物科学博士后职位

Murdoch University: RESEARCH FELLOW IN PLANT SCIENCE

Job Description

Post Doctoral Research Fellow – Grain Micronutrients Agricultural Sciences, College of SHEE Fixed term, full time position (37.5 hours per week) Level ACLEA $66k-$89k plus 17% employer superannuation contributions Salary Packaging opportunities Ref: 2344A01/202597 About us At Murdoch, we pride ourselves on our diverse and vibrant workplace. We are committed to the recruitment and development of skilled and passionate people, who want to make a difference to the world around them. With more than 23,000 students and 1,700 staff across three campuses in the Perth area as well as centres in Singapore and Dubai, Murdoch has an ambitious agenda both locally and internationally.

About the Role

The Postdoctoral Fellow position, supported by investment from the Grain Research and Development Corporation, is focused on the goal of boosting micronutrient density in wheat grains produced on farms in southern Australia using the capability of synchrotron analysis. A field survey of wheat grains in southern Australia will identify the typical grain micronutrient concentrations. A series of glasshouse and field experiments will be carried out to test the effects of nitrogen status, Zn status, and crop stress (drought) on the loading of Zn from soil and foliar applications into seed and the distribution of the Zn in the seed. Growth and analytical facilities will be utilised at Murdoch University and appropriate beamlines will be used at the Australian Synchrotron. The Post-doctoral Fellow will be expected to submit competitive applications for beam time at the Australian Synchrotron. The Post-doctoral Fellow will develop collaborations with other GRDC investments in synchrotron-based research for the Australian grains industry.

What you'll bring to this role: A PhD in the area of Plant Science, Crop Science, Soil Science, or Environmental Science Demonstrated expert knowledge in the area of plant physiology and biochemistry, with a focus on the analysis of micronutrients using techniques such as HPLC/HPLC-MS, ICP-MS or NMR. Experience in the use of synchrotron-based approaches X-ray absorption and fluorescence approaches (e.g. XANES/EXAFS, XFM) for plant or soil research (including relevant sample preparation techniques) will be highly valued Demonstrated ability to engage in high quality independent research and publishing in peer reviewed journals.

What you'll get in return: You will be part of a vibrant and talented team of research academics, work in an innovative and lively university community and enjoy the benefits that come with working at Murdoch. Our people enjoy a lively, natural campus and world-class facilities, as well as a range of benefits including: Competitive remuneration, including 17% superannuation Paid leave entitlements Flexible work arrangements Salary packaging options Employee Assistance Program On Campus Services and Facilities, including a Childcare Centre, Gym, Vet Hospital and Chiropractic Clinic

To Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter outlining addressing the selection criteria prior to the closing date of this advertisement. Applications sent by post or email will not be accepted. Please note visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Position contacts: Professor Richard Bell, 0405131429 (mobile), 08-93602370 (office) or at R.Bell@murdoch.edu.au Murdoch University values workplace diversity, promotes inclusion, and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, women, and individuals with disability. Applicants who have support or access requirements, are encouraged to advise this at the time of their application, to ensure appropriate assistance is provided throughout the recruitment process.

Closing date: 2 October 2020 (11:59pm) The University reserves the right to withdraw this advertisement at any time.

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