First listed on: 23 July 2021

James Cook University (JCU) is committed to creating a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide through graduates and discoveries that make a difference and is Australia’s leading university in Tropical Fisheries Science.

An exciting opportunity is now available for an established researcher to join a dynamic team of professionals within the Aquaculture discipline, based at the JCU Townsville Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas.

  • Full-time; fixed term to April 2023
  • Academic Level B or C - $95,937 - $133,913 p.a. + 17% superannuation
  • Enjoy a work and life balance with a 36.25 hour work week and five weeks annual leave

About the Position
The Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow will conduct research activities within an Australian Research Council Linkage grant in collaboration with the Mainstream Aquaculture Group at JCU. The project focuses on elucidating the genetic basis of the rare gold skin coloration phenotype in barramundi; and how to manipulate this phenotype in a commercial setting to increase its prevalence. Under the direction of the Project Leader, the incumbent will perform molecular genetic approaches based on next generation transcriptomic and DNA methylation technologies, and supervise laboratory trials involving rearing fish under different environments and knockdown of specific pigmentation genes.

What you will bring to the position
As an experienced researcher, you will possess a PhD qualification in Genetics with a focus on molecular technologies and/or a minimum three years working in a molecular DNA laboratory. You will also be experienced with working in research projects and have specific skills in working with next generation sequencing techniques including RNAseg, general molecular biology techniques, and analysing complex genetic datasets.

JCU offers a culturally diverse working environment with opportunities for professional and personal growth as well as diverse career opportunities. JCU prides itself on being dedicated to teaching, learning and research that is not only of high quality, but also delivers practical benefits to the peoples and industries of the region and the tropics worldwide.

How to Apply
If you are a passionate researcher looking to contribute to this valuable area of our University, please obtain further information and apply now.
Visit the Careers at JCU Website and select vacancy 17530.
Applications close 15th August 2021 at midnight.

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