Research Associate Plant Breeding

at University of Western Australia

  • Full time, fixed term appointment for 4.5 years
  • Exciting opportunity to act as a Project Officer on this newly funded ACIAR project looking at breeding methods for beans in east Africa
  • Salary range: Level A, $69,308 - $93,653 p.a. plus employer contributed superannuation of 17%

About UWA

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to 'innovate and inspire' there is no better time to join Western Australia's top University.

UWA Agricultural Science is ranked 18th in the world and 1st in Australia in Agricultural Science (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019).

About the team

The UWA Institute of Agriculture aims to enhance The University of Western Australia's contribution to the advancement of agriculture and to the management of natural resources in selected international, national and regional settings.

About the opportunity

In this role, you will participate in and coordinate the experimental, analytical and other research work in the project; administer the project at UWA; and provide advice and assistance to other research personnel carrying out projects in the laboratories and field.

You will work with the Project Leader on project titled "Rapid breeding for reduced cooking time and enhanced nutritional quality in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris)" on the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) project CROP/2018/132.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • A PhD in a relevant field
  • Experience in quantitative genetics, molecular genetics, plant breeding and/or project management
  • A strong track record of research publication relative to opportunity
  • An ability and willingness to direct and supervise students

About you

To be successful in this position you will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to engage with partners and an awareness and understanding of cultural and gender issues. You are highly organised with a keen attention to detail and experience in monitoring budgets, analysing project data and creating high-quality reports, presentations and publications.

Full details of the position responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description. In preparing your application you are asked to demonstrate clearly that you meet the selection criteria.

Please see the position description prior to applying: Download File Position Description - Research Associate Plant Breeding.pdf

Closing date: Friday, 17 January 2020

This position is open to international applicants.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.
  • UWA has been awarded Platinum Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2019).


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