Applications are invited from appropriately qualified individuals for an Australian Research Council (ARC) funded Australian Postgraduate Award Industry (APAI) PhD scholarship.
This PhD position will be part of a new, collaborative research program between the CTCB and Syngenta Biotechnology. Syngenta is a world-leading agribusiness committed to sustainable agriculture through innovative research and technology. They are a leader in crop protection, rank third in the high-value commercial seeds market, and employ around 21,000 people in over 90 countries. This new program expands on the existing collaboration between the CTCB and Syngenta that is aimed at developing sugarcane for improved biofuel production. This PhD project will focus on the development of novel tools for sugarcane biotechnology and will utilise approaches in
molecular biology, genomics, and plant transformation. The successful applicant will be an integral part of a dynamic, international team of researchers working on the improvement of sugarcane through biotechnology.
Applications close: 7 August 2009
Further Scholarship Information and Application (PDF)