We also have two positions available in my lab to work on alkaloid production for the pharmaceutical poppy industry. If you are interested in medicinal agriculture, mutant screens and genome editing, please email me.
The Postdoctoral Fellowship is under the CSIRO SIEF STEM+ Fellowship program and is fully funded for approximately 2.5 years. I'm looking for someone with tissue culture experience particularly for this position. It will suit a person who is keen to work in a fast-paced environment that involves regular time spent at the corporate partner's sites. Applicants must have no more than 6 years experience post PhD - this is an early career fellowship. A formal advert will go up soon.
The PhD position will be on projects aligned with the postdoc above and comes with a full fees and stipend scholarship.
It's PhD recruitment time in Australia and here at AgriBio we have a lot of positions available with full scholarships for fees and stipends. Personally I have two projects in mind. The first is on transcriptional regulation during seed germination, following on from the paper we just published. The second is an extension of our 2016 paper on shoot-root sRNA signalling and DNA methylome regulation. Email me if you are interested!!
Following below is a copy of our departmental advert. My colleagues are keen to recruit too.
The Department of Animal, Plant and Soil Sciences at La Trobe University has several PhD studentships (fees and stipend) available. These can be in any area of our research. Current interests include:
We are based at The Centre for AgriBioscience (AgriBio), Bundoora. This is a 25 year partnership between government, university and biotech companies in one environment to develop and drive innovative research in sustainable agriculture to meet the increasing demands for food with a growing world population.
La Trobe University is one of Australia’s research leaders and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. We have been ranked in the world’s top 400 universities by all three major independent ranking agencies, and moved to #56 in the Times Higher Education Young Universities Rankings.
La Trobe is recognised nationally and internationally for high-quality teaching and research. In the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment, La Trobe ranked equal best university in Australia for Biological Sciences and the best university in Australia for Agricultural and Veterinary Studies.
The deadline for domestic applicants is 31st October and for international applicants 30th September. To qualify for a full fees and stipend scholarship, applicants must have La Trobe University H1 honours or equivalent.
Studentships will be for an early 2018 start. Interested applicants can contact supervisors directly or enquire with the Graduate Research School (GRS).