Postdoctoral Research Fellow In Molecular Ecology & Bioinformatics
University of Melbourne, School of BioSciences
Australia

The Pest and Environmental adaptation research group is seeking a Post-doc Research Fellow to contribute to research aimed at understanding the genetic basis of pesticide resistance in agricultural pests. This involves devise molecular markers for resistance detection, coordinating bioassays and field collections, managing large genomic databases and working with a team of researchers across multiple agricultural pest species.


The Research Fellow will perform research in the laboratory of, and report to, Assoc. Prof. Paul Umina and Prof. Ary Hoffmann in the Pest & Environmental Adaptation Research Group in the School of BioSciences (the University of Melbourne).


The appointed Research Fellow will contribute to research aimed at understanding the genetic basis of pesticide resistance in agricultural pests, and using this knowledge, devise molecular markers for resistance detection.


This position will be funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation

The appointee will interact closely with Assoc. Prof. Umina, Prof. Hoffmann as well as members of the Pest & Environmental Adaptation Research Group and project collaborators to achieve these tasks.


Key Responsibilities


  • Reviewing scientific literature pertaining to insecticide resistance in agricultural pests
  • Coordinating resistance bioassays and insect collections nationally
  • Designing and conducting research related to pesticide resistance
  • Developing new research ideas aligned with the project
  • Producing publications arising from research, including peer reviewed journal articles
  • Attending/presenting at relevant conferences relevant to the project
  • Assisting with supervision of postgraduate students


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