Research Fellow position in Life Sciences at  Australian National University Research School of Biology. The Australian National University Research School of Biology is looking for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Fellow to join the dynamic research team of Associate Professor Spencer Whitney. Key objective is to explore the natural variation in the performance of the photosynthetic carbon dioxide fixing enzyme Rubisco and alter its catalysis in plants using chloroplast bioengineering. 

The position is part of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis and is funded for two years at Academic Level B. The project requires someone with experience in molecular biology, nuclear and chloroplast transformation, protein purification and enzymology.

Classification: Research Fellow, Academic Level B

Salary package: $91,541 – $104,254 plus up to 17% Superannuation

The ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment (CMBE) brings together medical, biological, population health, psychological and environmental sciences in six schools:  The ANU Medical School, The Fenner School of Environment and Society, The John Curtin School of Medical Research, the Research School of Biology, the Research School of Population Health, and the Research School of Psychology.  Together the schools integrate high level research with a research-led curriculum that encompasses all of these different areas.

The Postdoc researcher will be a member of the Plant Sciences Division at the Research School of Biology working under the broad supervision of Associate Professor Spencer Whitney. The Fellow will be expected to provide support, advice, and if necessary, training to students, visitors and other staff in the research group

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
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Contact: Please contact Dr Whitney at E: or T: 02 6125 5073 for further information.

How to apply:

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Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Position Description & Selection Criteria

Job no: 505683
Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Academic

Deadline: Aus. Eastern Standard Time

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