Research Officer / Senior Research Officer - eDNA - [Archived Advertisement]
James Cook University (View other jobs from this organisation)
Contribute to the new and rapidly evolving area of molecular genetics
- Full time, fixed term opportunity to 24 January 2024
- Based in tropical North Queensland, Townsville
- $85,349 - $133,913 p.a plus 17% contributions to UniSuper
What you can support with accomplishing
As part of the TropWATER Freshwater Ecology Group you will contribute by applying environmental DNA analysis to detect the occurrence of species in water bodies through the genetic analysis of water and/or soil samples. This can be achieved by utilising your experience and specialist expertise in the field of eDNA genetics.
What you can bring to the role
You will bring either a PhD or (as a minimum) a Bachelor’s degree with at least 6 years of professional experience in a related field. It is essential to have molecular genetic skills with the ability to apply theoretical and practical expertise to the identification of DNA presence of aquatic species in water and soil samples. You may also bring a strong research background or a more applied background.
Your skills in primer probe design, quantitative PCR and relevant statistical analysis as well as skills in next-generation sequencing and development of bioinformatic pipelines will ensure your success in the role.
JCU is one of the world’s leading institutions focusing on the tropics and offers a culturally diverse working environment with opportunities for professional and personal growth. JCU prides itself on being dedicated to teaching, learning and research that is not only high quality, but also delivers practical benefits to the peoples and industries of the region.
We support our people through the provision of:
- generous superannuation scheme with 17% employer contributions to UniSuper
- professional and career development
- five weeks’ annual recreation leave
- attractive options for salary packaging
To apply, visit the Careers at JCU website (vacancy reference 17648).
Applications close on 7 November 2021 at 11:59pm.
- Closing Date:
- 07 Nov 2021
- QLD - Townsville
- $85,349 - $113,201 p.a. plus 17% to UniSuper
- Work Type:
- Full Time
Ecological Modelling/Quantitative Ecology
Environmental Science/Earth Science