SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SCIENCES, THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND, BRISBANE & GATTON, AUSTRALIA
The School of Agriculture and Food Sciences is one of the largest Schools of this type in Australia, comprising research and teaching experts in animal science, plant and soil science, agricultural business, environmental science and food, nutrition and technology: contributing to The University of Queensland (UQ) being ranked as the top university in Australia for Agriculture and Environmental Science, with global rankings in the 2013 QS subject ranking of 18th in Agriculture and 11th in Environmental Science. With a diverse group of internationally regarded scientists located at Gatton and St Lucia, our researchers deliver knowledge, skills and techniques that provide solutions to global challenges in animal and wildlife science, climate change, feeding the world, managing the environment, replacing fossil fuels with biofuels, maintaining biodiversity and supporting economic and community development. The School has a strong research profile and a close association with the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) a joint initiative between UQ and the Queensland State Government.
The role: Applications are invited from motivated and energetic individuals with a record of high-quality teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the Plant Science, Crop Biotechnology and Genetics discipline areas. Essential to the role is an ability to proactively contribute to the development of course content and to undertake teaching, research and engagement activities.
This position will be seen as a key contributor to the School’s research agenda and will have a focus on establishing a national and international research program and obtaining external research grant funding. The role will also work both independently and collaboratively with research teams within the School and undertake the supervision of research students.
The person: To be successful in this position you will possess a PhD with relevant postdoctoral experience in the area of plant science with relevant experience in plant molecular biology, plant biotechnology, genetics or genomics.
You should also have a strong desire to develop a successful and highly-productive research career aligned with the School's research themes, the capacity to work with multidisciplinary research teams, outstanding communication and engagement skills, and the ability to work effectively in teaching teams and actively contribute to the curriculum.
Remuneration: This appointment is on a full-time, continuing basis. The appointment will be made at Academic Level B or C depending on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant. The remuneration package will be in the range of:
Academic Level B: AUD$95,771 - $113,728 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of 17% (total package will be in the range AUD$112,052 - $133,061)
Academic Level C: AUD$117,319 - $135,276 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range AUD$137,263 - $158,273 p.a.)