Two Senior Research Fellow positions at ANU       Postdoctoral Research Associate at USyd

Join the ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis as a Senior Fellow  team to research photosynthesis and plant productivity.

Closing Date: 20th June 2017

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The ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis at the Research School of Biology, Australian National University is seeking to appoint two outstanding midcareer researchers in an area of research related to Photosynthesis and Plant Productivity.

The appointee will have an established record in building internationally competitive, innovative research projects.

The Division of Plant Sciences within the School has an excellent international reputation in areas of photosynthesis, growth and photosynthetic water-use efficiency and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis is a world leading focus for research in strategies for photosynthetic improvement.

The successful appointees will establish a research program that compliments and extends the suite of research activities funded in the Centre.

A key feature of research within the Centre is the ability to conduct research across a range of scales from the gene to the whole plant and crop. Applicants with expertise across any of these scales are encouraged to apply but the ability to integrate research across these levels would be highly desirable.

The Centre has a strong commitment to gender equity and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Further information on the current research activities and strengths of the Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis and the Research School of Biology can be found at:

Enquiries regarding the position should be directed to: Professor Bob Furbank Director Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis (ARC CoETP) at the University of Sydney Node, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney is seeking to appoint one Postdoctoral Research Associate in the area of Plant Molecular Biology in relation to light-harvesting complexes and chlorophyll biochemistry. The position is full-time fixed term for three years, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees at the University of Sydney.

Closing date: 11:30pm 23 June 2017 (Sydney Time)

To apply: Visit and search by the reference number 894/0517 to apply.

This is a full-time, 3 year fixed term contract, remuneration package: $106K –$114K.a. (which includes salary, leave loading and up to 17% superannuation)

The ARC CoETP seeks to develop and harness advances in photosynthesis research for photosynthetic improvement ( and the Node focuses on improving light energy efficiency. The successful appointee will establish the research programs that complement and extend the research activities funded in the Node. A key feature of research within the Centre is the ability to conduct research across a range of scales from pigment molecules to its biosynthetic pathways, from the genes encoding the enzymes involving in the chlorophyll biosynthesis to manipulating the pigment compositions in whole plants and crops.

The Primary responsibilities of this position will include continuing the laboratory research program investigating light-harvesting complexes, identification of candidate genes encoding the enzymes involved in the modification of chlorophylls, and the technologies for transforming/changing pigments and their associated proteins in order to improve light-harvesting efficiency.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a postdoctoral Research Associate who has:
•A doctoral degree in Plant biochemistry/Plant Molecular Biology or in a relevant field;
•Prior research experience in the use of research methodologies related to molecular mechanisms of light-harvesting complexes and chlorophyll;
•Demonstrated success in the publication of high-impact work in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals;
•Skills in molecular spectral analysis, HPLC/FPLC, and genetic modification technologies in bacteria and plants.
•Ability to work in a complex and challenging environment both autonomously and as a part of a team.

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All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.



Postdoctoral Research Associate in Photosynthesis