Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Fellow – The Australian National University – ACT

Classification: Academic Level A or Academic Level B
Salary package: Level A $66,318 – 84,122 / Level B $91,541 – 104,254 plus up to 17% Superannuation
Fixed Term: Three (3) Years

Position overview

As part of a newly-funded International Wheat Yield Partnership program, four Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Fellow positions are available at the Australian National University. Projects will focus on genetic variation, gene expression, metabolism and growth studies with the high throughput analysis of photosynthesis and respiration in order to screen wheat germplasm from field trials in Australia and Mexico to identify new opportunities for wheat improvement through selective breeding for Energy Use Efficiency (EUE).

The following positions will conduct laboratory and field-based research designed to deliver breakthroughs in wheat yield increases by linking genetic variation in yield, vegetative growth and biomass production to respiratory rate, capacity and substrate and by defining a series of powerful EUE traits for prebreeding:

Position 1: Crop physiologist with experience in respiration and growth analysis

Position 2: Molecular biologist/crop geneticist with experience in RNAseq, line selection, development of the SNPs & genotyping pipelines.

Position 3: Statistical geneticist/bioinformatician with experience in data analysis pipelines, mapping QTL discovery/validation, and genomic selection.

Position 4: Systems biologist with experience in integrative wheat genetics/prebreeding.

The ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment (CMBE) brings together medical, biological, population health, psychological and environmental sciences in six schools: The ANU Medical School, The Fenner School of Environment and Society, The John Curtin School of Medical Research, the Research School of Biology, the Research School of Population Health, and the Research School of Psychology. Together the schools integrate high level research with a research-led curriculum that encompasses all of these different areas.
The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on

ANU values diversity and inclusion and believes employment opportunities must not be limited by socio-economic background, race, religion or gender. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

For more information or to discuss the position, please contact Barry Pogson, E:
Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

A statement addressing the selection criteria.
A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
Other documents, if required.

In your application please state in the file name which position you are applying for (1,2, 3 or 4). You must address the selection criteria relevant to the position for which you are applying. If you wish to apply for multiple positions you must complete a separate selection criteria for each position.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Closing Date: Monday, 1 February 2016