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Old 05-03-2012, 10:43 PM   #1
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Default Postdoc position in population genomics, CSIRO, Canberra

The Position:
Opportunity for a Post-Doctoral researcher to use genome-wide approaches
to study population connectivity and gene flow in globally distributed
and highly mobile insect species. The project will focus on two of the
most destructive global caterpillar pests, the cotton bollworm
(Helicoverpa armigera) and the tropical armyworm (Spodoptera litura),
with the aim of determining the degree to which neighbouring countries
are important as sources of genes of ecological interest in Australia.
These are, in particular, genes significant for pesticide resistance,
host use, and mobility. This information will benefit agricultural
industries worldwide.

In this position, you will have primary responsibility for developing
and implementing a population genomics study that uses genome,
transcriptome and re-sequencing data to examine population structure,
and identify adaptation signatures in regional populations of these
emerging non-model species. Developing the appropriate bioinformatic and
biostatistical approaches will be a significant part of the work, as
well as the opportunity to collaborate with international partners and
contribute to empirical studies.

As part of the CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences team, you will visit leading
scientists in the field and be trained to use state-of-the-art
technology. You will also have a development plan tailored to your
experience and interests, to further your career in science. There is
access to CSIRO's extensive Library services and facilities as well as
the opportunity to collaborate with post-doctoral and research
scientists in other CSIRO Divisions.

Specifically you will:

* Undertake research on the population and comparative genomics and
transcriptomics in species of Helicoverpa and Spodoptera, with a
focus on genes significant for pesticide resistance, host use,
and mobility
* Participate in the identification of further opportunities arising
from research and initiate new lines of research
* Assist in the planning and preparation of research proposals and
carry out investigations requiring originality, creativity and
* Publish and present results to national and international audiences

Location: Black Mountain, Canberra
Salary: AU$75K - $82K per annum plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Ref no: ACT12/00784
Tenure: 3 year term

To be successful you will have:

* Completed, or will shortly complete, the requirements for a PhD
degree in a relevant scientific discipline with not more than 3
years of relevant Postdoctoral experience.
* Experience in genome bioinformatics using next-generation sequence
technologies and in quantitative population / evolutionary genetics
* Ability to publish in scientific journals and present research at
* Experience cooperating and collaborate with others to achieve

About CSIRO: Australia is founding its future on science and
innovation. Its national science agency, CSIRO is a powerhouse
of ideas, technologies and skills for building prosperity,
growth, health and sustainability. It serves governments,
industries, business and communities across the nation. Find out

Applications close 31st May 2012
Find out more! For further information and instructions on how to
lodge your application, please visit our website at CSIRO Careers, choose "Job Search" and insert
Reference Number ACT12/00784 where indicated.
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