Research Scientist - Molecular Genetics

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Department: Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Work Type: Fixed Term - Flexible
Job Function: Science
Classification: SciA
Work Location: Negotiable
Reference: VG/022170
Closing Date: 07-May-2017
Salary Range: $56,361 - $77,259
Job Duration: 2 years
Attachments: 022170 Sc A Research Scientist - Molecular Genetics PD 100417.doc (Word, 168KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Dr Sukhjiwan Kaur
03 9032 7117

Position Details


  • $56,361 - $77,259 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term, 2 years
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Bundoora (flexibility may be available)

The position of Research Scientist – Molecular Genetics is part of the Agriculture Victoria Research Division’s Genomics & Cellular Sciences team in the Employment, Investment & Trade Group.

The Employment, Investment and Trade Group delivers programs and services to grow the Victorian economy.  Its focus is on creating jobs and raising incomes through industry development, targeted investment and increasing the export value of Victorian firms.

This position is part of a team developing improved genomics technologies that will accelerate pulse improvement.  As Research Scientist - Molecular Genetics, you will be responsible for the development and implementation of methods and computational tools for association genetics and genomic selection in pulse crops. You will also design and assist in large scale field and glasshouse based trials.  This position, which reports to the Senior Research Scientist within the molecular genetics team, will have strong linkages to the pulse breeding programs conducted for Pulse Breeding Australia.

To be successful in this role you will demonstrate knowledge of statistical and numerical genetics, and experience in the development and application of advanced computational tools for analysis of genomic and phenomic datasets.  You will have the skills to design and assist in the management of large scale field and glasshouse trials, and project management experience. A degree in agriculture science, molecular genetics, quantitative genetics, computational biology, or a related field is required for this position.

For a confidential discussion, please call Sukhjiwan Kaur, Senior Research Scientist – Molecular Genetics on 03 9032 7117.

For further information on the position, please see the attached position description.  To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button below.  All applications must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the position description.

Applications close at midnight on 7 May 2017 and must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description.

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