Position Vacant – Postdoctoral Research Scientist

The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) is the Australian grape and wine industry’s own research organisation. It supports a sustainable and successful grape and wine industry through world class research, practical solutions and knowledge transfer. The AWRI has strong links with the wine industry and other research organisations both nationally and internationally and provides a stimulating and challenging work environment.

Applications are invited for the position of Postdoctoral Research Scientist. The position will focus on the physiological and genomic analysis of wine-related organisms and will be for a fixed term of up to three years.

The ideal candidate will have excellent molecular genetics and/or relevant biochemistry skills and a track record of successful postgraduate research. He or she will preferably be technically proficient in yeast fitness profiling and have experience in wine-related research and/or a good understanding of the winemaking process. Applicants should have excellent communication and teamwork skills and a high level of integrity and scientific curiosity. Some programming skills are desirable (e.g. R, Perl, Python).

The successful applicant should have tertiary qualifications in Science, including a PhD in molecular biology or a related field.

For more information on the position and a position description and person specification please visit 2017 Research Scientist Position Description or contact Dr Simon Schmidt on +61 8 8313 6600 or simon.schmidt@awri.com.au.

Applications should be completed via the online application form by Friday, 27 October 2017. Only applications that are completed via the online application form will be considered.