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
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
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
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
Leslie Research Centre
13 Holberton Street
PO Box 2282,
Toowoomba, QLD 4350
Email: weinins at dpi.qld.gov.au