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Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow (Crop Bioinformatics)

The Crop Biotechnology Program within the Centre for Systems Biology (CSBi) is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with skills in bioinformatics and crop genetics for a three year project funded by the newly established USQ Strategic Research Fund. The successful candidate will provide expertise in bioinformatics to a range of existing and future research projects in biotic and abiotic stress tolerance in winter cereals. They will be expected to contribute to postgraduate student supervision and to prepare and submit new grant proposals to external funding agencies, in collaboration with our research team and external collaborators.

The CSBi Crop Biotechnology Program is an internationally respected research team led by Prof Mark Sutherland, engaged in a range of funded research projects examining cereal crop responses to biotic and abiotic stress. Current projects relevant to this position are focussed on: improving resistance to crown rot in wheats; gaining a better understanding of the genome interactions between barley and net blotch pathogens; and on transgenic approaches to understanding and developing improved frost tolerance in cereals.

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