POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

Weining, Song WeininS at prose.dpi.qld.gov.au
Mon Jul 5 12:37:14 EST 1999



POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP
The Department of Biological and Physical Sciences (USQ) and the Leslie
Research Centre (FSI-DPI) are involved in a joint ARC SPIRT funded project
to investigate the development of  Expressed Sequence Tags (EST's)
associated with pre-harvest sprouting (weathering) resistance in wheat.
The project has access to well-equipped facilities for both PCR based
mapping and marker analysis.  We are seeking a suitably qualified
Post-Doctoral Fellow to undertake the generation of EST's on specifically-
developed wheat populations.  These markers will be used to identify genes
associated with pre-harvest sprouting resistance which can then be used in
marker-assisted breeding programmes.  The appointee will be required to
assist with the supervision of research students and will also play a role
in the optimisation and investigation of new plant molecular marker
technologies.

Applicants must possess, or be about to complete, a PhD in a relevant area
of molecular biology.  Familiarity with PCR - based technologies is
essential.  Experience with gene expression and/or gene regulation related
techniques is highly desirable.

The appointment is for a limited term of up to three years.

Salary Range:  Academic Level A $33,546.67 to $45,237.23 annum

How to Apply:  Before submitting an application, an information package
(including selection criteria and application form) should be obtained from
Human Resources on telephone (07) 4631 2193, facsimile (07) 4631 1417 or
e-mail recruit at usq.edu.au.  Applications must systematically address the
selection criteria and include a completed USQ application form.

Further Information:  If you have specific enquiries after obtaining the
information package, please contact Dr Grant Daggard on (07) 4631 2228,
email: daggard at usq.edu.au or Dr Song Weining (LRC) on (07) 4639 8880, email:
weinins at dpi.qld.gov.au  General information about the Department and its
research programmes can be found on the internet at
http:/www.usw.edu.au/faculty/science

Closing Date:  5.00pm on 30 July 1999.

Equality of Employment Opportunity is a University Policy

The University of Southern Queensland is an exciting, rapidly developing
university with 19,300 students, of whom over two-thirds are studying by
distance education.

Located in the friendly and modern city of Toowoomba, USQ offers the
opportunity to enjoy a great lifestyle with the convenience of being just 90
minutes drive west of Brisbane.


Song Weining, PhD
Molecular Biologist
Leslie Research Centre
13 Holberton Street
PO Box 2282,
Toowoomba, QLD 4350
Australia

Phone: 61-7-46398880
Fax: 61-7-46398800
Email: weinins at dpi.qld.gov.au




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