Postdoctoral Fellowship in Molecular Breeding Genetics at CSIRO, Australia

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2011 Postdoctoral Fellowship in the field of Molecular Breeding Genetics at CSIRO in Australia

Study Subject:Molecular Breeding Genetics
Employer:CSIRO
Level:Postdoctoral
Scholarship Description:CSIRO Plant Industry is seeking an enthusiastic Post Doctoral Fellow to undertake research to assist with the development of durable rust resistance in wheat against the virulent rust pathotype Ug99 and other rust races. The appointee will be primarily involved in developing, wheat genetic stocks for high resolution genetic and physical mapping, induced mutation populations suitable for gene isolation, and combining multiple resistance genes to targeted chromosomes. Cloning, sequencing and analysis of very large DNA fragments from targeted regions will be required. Australia is founding its future on science and innovation. Its national science agency, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), is a powerhouse of ideas, technologies and skills for building prosperity, growth, health and sustainability. It serves governments, industries, business and communities.

The successful appointee must have completed, or will shortly complete, the requirements for a PhD degree in plant molecular biology or related scientific disciplines. Owing to terms of the fellowship, candidates must not have more than 3 years of relevant Postdoctoral experience.CSIRO’s purpose is to deliver great science and innovative solutions for industry, society and the environment by igniting the creative spirit of our people. People are at the centre of everything we do. We work to create the right environment to amplify our talent. It is not enough just to have a great idea; we must have impact, solve problems and make a difference. We take a triple bottom line focus in our activities, balancing between commerce and the public good. Great science is our foundation. Getting it out there is our aim.

Scholarship Application Deadline:20 May 2011

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