Bioinformatics Position Available - Australia

Tim Holton tholton at
Mon Feb 2 12:45:56 EST 1998

The Australian Agriculture Research Institute (AARI) is seeking to employ a
scientist in bioinformatics research to participate in a genetics project
on major horticultural crops.  The successful candidate will work in
collaboration with molecular biologists at the Centre for Plant
Conservation Genetics, Southern Cross University (Lismore campus, New South
Wales, Australia) in the identification and characterisation of genes.

Australian Agriculture Research Institute was incorporated on 20 January,
1997 and is a non-profit organisation that has been established as the
purchaser of research services.

The city of Lismore is located in the lush picturesque region of
sub-tropical northern New South Wales, Australia.  It is an area of great
natural beauty with rolling hills, orchards, rainforests and beaches.  It
is culturally diverse and less than 250kms from the major city of Brisbane.

The role of the position includes the identification and characterisation
of specific genes of a major horticultural crop from cDNA libraries
developed by the research project. The determination of gene function by
homology analysis using various gene databases will be undertaken.
Identification of other useful genes and promoters which could be utilised
in genetic transformation will also be performed.  The successful
applicant will have experience in plant genome research and/or

BASIS OF APPOINTMENT: 3 year contract
REMUNERATION:         negotiable (generous package for suitable applicant)

Send applications to:-

Assoc. Prof. Slade Lee - slee at
Michael Staley - mstaley at
Chief Executive Officer
Australia Agricultural Research Institute
Centre for Plant Conservation
Southern Cross University
Lismore, New South Wales,

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