PhD Scholarship Macadamia Genomics at The University of Queensland

The University of Queensland, Australia is inviting applicants to apply for a PhD position in molecular biology. This position is available for three years. The deadline to apply is April 07, 2019.

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Area:Qld Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation Salary (FTE):School Schol (RTP Rate) NONBAND ($27,596.00 – $27,596.00) Work type:Full Time – Scholarship Location: St Lucia The Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) is a research institute of the University of Queensland (UQ) which was established in 2010 and comprises of three research centres - the Centre for Plant Science, the Centre for Animal Science, the Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences.

QAAFI's team of 450 researchers, postgraduate students and support staff undertake high impact science for agriculture and food industries. The institute's strong partnership with the Queensland Government provides our researchers with a direct link to the agriculture industry in Queensland, and world class field research facilities throughout Queensland. Agriculture is one of UQ's highest ranked research fields nationally and internationally and QAAFI is a global leader in agricultural research in subtropical and tropical production systems.

QAAFI scientists are driven to make a difference to the agriculture and food industries and have over 150 collaborators worldwide.

Details of the research interests of the Institute are available at the Institute's web site at:

The National Tree Genomics Program - Genomics Toolbox is a $4.2M project led by QAAFI researchers at the University of Queensland and funded by Horticulture Innovation Australia with collaborative partners from Australian Industry and Universities. This 5 year Research project began in October 2018 and conducts genomics research across crops: Macadamia, Mango, Almond, Citrus and Avocado. The PhD position is available to conduct genomics research in Macadamia in relation to providing the molecular basis of phenotype and gene expression or genetic variation in the genome. This will involve the establishment of high quality reference genome/s, transcriptome and re-sequencing of key tissue types and populations respectively to relate to specific industry relevant phenotypes for genetic improvement.

The successful candidate will have a Master's degree, 1st Class Honours degree, or equivalent in Plant Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Genomics fields relevant to the above described projects. We welcome both domestic and international applicants.

To be eligible to apply, you must also meet the entry requirements for Higher Degrees by Research at UQ. Please visit the .

The 2019 Research Training Program (RTP) living allowance stipend rate is AUD$27,596 per annum (indexed annually), which is tax-free for three years with two possible extensions of up to 6 months each in approved circumstances ( ). For further information on this scholarship refer to: .

Additionally, National Tree Genomics - Genomics Toolbox project funds will provide a one way, economy airfare from the successful applicant's city to Brisbane, Australia.

For enquiries specific to this project please email Dr Agnelo Furtado however, please do not submit applications to Dr Furtado.

Please donot click the apply button below. To submit a full application for this role, email qaafiea@uq. edu. au quoting 'PhD Scholarship - Macadamia Genomics job number:507302’in the subject line.

Applications for the above close Sunday 7th April 2018, at 11.55PM AEST.

The successful applicant must be able to complete their full on line application to the UQ graduate school by Monday 29th April 2019.

The successful applicant will begin Research Quarter 3 2019, or within 2 weeks of 1st July 2019.


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