PhD Scholarship Improving Production Practices to Reduce The Incidence of Jelly Seed and Stem End Cavity in 'calypso' Mango

The University of Queensland is offering PhD position in molecular biology. Successful candidate will have funding to work and study for three years in Australia. Applications should be sent before June 03, 2019.

The University of Queensland’s School of Agriculture and Food Sciences conducts world-leading research that addresses complex international concerns about food security and sustainable agricultural production.

Internal quality of mango fruit is a key driver of consumer satisfaction and repeat purchase. Physiological flesh disorders, such as jelly seed and flesh breakdown, can significantly affect consumer behaviour. Research-based recommendations are required to assist the production of more resistant fruit and to detect susceptible fruit on the packing line so that they can be selectively marketed.

This PhD would characterise flesh tissue manifesting increasingly severe disorders. Based on morphological, anatomical, physiological, biochemical and/ or molecular diagnosis it will aim to define the mechanism and suggest approaches to avoiding and/ or managing the problem. Importantly, it would define the relationships between inductive postharvest treatment and handling practices and expression of disorders.

Applicants will have a First Class Honours degree or equivalent. To be successful, you will require basic expertise and experience in one or more of the following areas: plant biology, plant physiology or plant molecular biology.

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

A domestic part-time student with carer's responsibilities, a medical condition or a disability, which prevents them from studying full time may be eligible for scholarship consideration, on a case by case basis.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University's Diversity and Inclusion website ( ) for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.

Living allowance stipend of $32,000 per annum for three years with the possibility of two 6-month extensions in approved circumstances.

To discuss this role please contact Professor Daryl Joyce on +61 4 28 867 804 or

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