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Postdoctoral Fellow

  • 555364
  • Canberra / ACT, ACT, Australia, 2601
  • Continuing (Contingent Funded)
  • Closing at: Apr 26 2024 at 23:55 AEST

Classification: Academic Level A
Salary package: $80,914 - $101,560 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full time, Continuing (Contingent Funded) (up to 3 years)

Working at ANU
This is an opportunity to work with a world class University that undertakes cutting edge research and has a strong tradition in research-led teaching excellence.

We offer:

  • Flexible working arrangements including hybrid arrangements working both on our beautiful, green campus and working remotely,
  • Generous paid parental leave entitlements of up to 32 weeks. We are one of the leading employers in Australia for parental leave entitlements,
  • Designated parent rooms, quiet spaces and childcare facilities on campus,
  • Career support, training, mentoring & upskilling opportunities.
  • A vibrant, collaborative, and supportive research environment within leading laboratories in the plant-microbe interactions field. The Solomon ( and Williams ( labs are globally renowned for their advances in the plant diseases, particularly necrotrophic diseases in wheat.

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A Diverse and Inclusive Team
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ANU is a large, diverse employer with staff working across numerous professions (see the full list of available roles here. We are a recipient of the bronze award through the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) program and a platinum member of the Australian Network on Disability. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and identities and from individuals who may have had a non-linear career path, career gaps or career breaks.

The Position
Are you passionate about plant diseases and eager to explore the frontiers of plant immunity? The Solomon and Williams labs in the Research School of Biology at The Australian National University, are seeking a highly motivated and talented individual to fill a Postdoctoral Fellow position. This role is pivotal to our ground-breaking project focused on dissecting a novel plant immunity pathways that hold the key to sustainable agriculture and secure food production.

As a Postdoctoral Fellow, you will lead innovative research efforts aimed at identifying and characterizing a new key receptor in plant defence. You will employ cutting-edge techniques in protein-protein interactions, biochemistry and molecular biology facilitate the identification and characterisation of the receptor. This position offers a unique opportunity to collaborate with leading scientists in the field, access to top-tier research facilities, and the chance to publish in high-impact journals.

The Person
We are looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow with following skillset:

- PhD in Biochemistry, or a related field.

- Strong publication record relative to opportunity demonstrating expertise in plant biochemistry. Experience in plant immunity or working on receptor-ligand interactions would be preferred.

- Excellent communication and collaborative skills.

Learn more about the ground-breaking research and work class facilities of the Research School of Biology here.

For more information about the position please contact Professor Peter Solomon on T: +61 2 6125 3952 E:  

To Apply
To be considered for this position, please upload the following documents:

  • A current curriculum vitae (CV), and
  • No more than a two page summary addressing your suitability against the selection criteria.
  • A cover letter explaining your interest in the position and how your qualifications and experience align with the project's goals.
  • Contact information of three references.

The committee will consider candidates that do not meet one or more aspects of the selection criteria.

If you require adjustments to participate in any of the above assessments, please contact our HR team at E: or T: +61 2 6125 1547. Any adjustment request or the disclosure of disability will not be communicated to the selection committee without the candidates consent and it will not having any bearing on hiring decisions.

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The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.



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