QUEENSLAND ALLIANCE FOR AGRICULTURE AND FOOD INNOVATION (QAAFI) , THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND, BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
QAAFI is a research institute of The University of Queensland (UQ) which was established in 2010 and comprises of four research centres – the Centre for Crop Science, the Centre for Horticultural Science, the Centre for Animal Science and 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.
The Centre for Crop Science
The Centre for Crop Science conducts world-leading research targeting enhanced profitability and sustainability of cereal and legume cropping systems in tropical and sub-tropical environments. We pursue excellence in crop science at molecular, whole plant, and production system levels. Our integrated research capabilities include crop genetics, physiology, and modelling, along with soil science and weed biology.
About This Opportunity
The Centre for Crop Science is seeking to appoint an outstanding Professorial Research Fellow or Principal Research Fellow to shape, expand, coordinate and execute the research on legume genomics for tropical and subtropical crops.
This position will be key in leading our strategic agenda to develop new initiatives in legume genomics, in collaboration with multiple stakeholders both locally and internationally. As a research focused academic at level E or level D the incumbent is expected to demonstrate outstanding leadership in guiding the development of others, major funding initiatives and intellectual leadership beyond their specific areas of research.
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.
Our Ideal Candidate
In addition to holding a PhD in the area of plant genetics and genomics; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or training/education, the successful candidate will demonstrate:
For a full list of duties and selection criteria, please see the attached booklet.
We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected] .
What We Can Offer
This is a full-time, 5 year fixed-term position, at Research Academic level D or E.
The full-time equivalent base salary for a Level D (Principal Research Fellow) will be in the range AUD$143,954 – $158,584 plus super of up to 17% (total package available will be in the range of AUD$168,416 – $185,544).
The full-time equivalent base salary for a Level E (Professorial Research Fellow) is AUD$185,422 plus super of up to 17% (total package available will be up to AUD$216,943). A competitive remuneration package may be negotiated with the successful candidate.
You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.
For further information, please review The University of Queensland’s Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.
To discuss this role please contact Professor Ian Godwin via [email protected]
Want to Apply?
To submit an application for this role, go to http://search.jobs.uq.edu.au/caw/en/job/510616/principal-research-fellowprofessorial-research-fellow-in-legume-genomicsand use the Apply button.All applicants must supply the following documents:
To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQJobs portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.
Applications close: 28 September 2020
Job No: 510616