• Develop novel experimental and analytical methods
• Publish in quality peer-reviewed journals
• Join our team and undertake crucial Australian agricultural research
The role of Research Scientist Staff in CSIRO is to conduct innovative research leading to scientific achievements that are aligned with CSIRO's strategies.
As the Research Scientist – Livestock Genomics with CSIRO Agriculture and Food, you will develop and lead projects in livestock genomics, and with a particular emphasis in tropical and subtropical environments of Australia. You will also build on recent achievements of the CSIRO Livestock Genomics Computational and Systems Biology team in the area of genome to phenome inference in tropical environments.
The tropical adaptation of Bos indicus breeds of cattle such as Brahman, underpins the sustainability of beef enterprises in northern Australia. With increasing overseas demand for our beef, the adoption of genomic technologies lags behind other livestock enterprises such as dairy. CSIRO can play an important role in accelerating uptake of genetic improvement programs for beef cattle raised in extension conditions of subtropical and tropical Australia. This project aims to accelerate the adoption of high-throughput molecular genomic technologies, to speed genetic progress in phenotypes of relevance to tropical adaptation.
Enquiries from applicants seeking part time work are encouraged and will be considered case-by-case. Be involved with international consortia, including the 1000 Bull Genomes projects. Collaborate with large pastoral companies across Queensland and the Northern Territory. Work in locations where the challenges of genetics by environment by management (G×E×M) interactions are most apparent.
Location: St Lucia (Brisbane) Queensland
Salary: AU $92K to AU $100K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
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Applications close Tuesday 29 November, 2016 (11:59pm AEDT)