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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION – PLANT STRUCTURAL IMMUNOLOGY, ANU
The Plant Structural Immunology laboratory at ANU, led by Dr Simon Williams, has a three-year postdoctoral fellow position available to understand the structural basis of plant innate immunity and fungal pathogenesis. The Plant Structural Immunology laboratory is a recently established laboratory within the Research School of Biology focussed on understanding at a mechanistic level how pathogens cause disease. The appointed postdoctoral fellow will undertake research to understand the interactions between plant pathogenic fungi and crops of agricultural importance. The studies will primarily utilise structural biology, protein biophysics and biochemistry approaches to study, in molecular detail, the interactions between fungal virulence (effector) proteins and plant defence proteins. It is anticipated that this work will lay the foundation for future biotechnology strategies to help control plant diseases.
Location Australian National University, Canberra
Closing Date 6
BIOCHEMISTRY AND/OR GENETICS – TEACHING FOCUSED LECTURER
BIOCHEMISTRY AND/OR GENETICS LECTURER
PhD SCHOLARSHIPS IN GRAPE AND/OR WINE RESEARCH
Generous postgraduate research opportunities are currently available to join the Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production.
Applications will remain open until all projects are filled
Location: positions will be based at either the School of Agriculture, Food & Wine at the University of Adelaide (UA, Waite campus, SA) or The National Wine and Grape Industry Centre at Charles Sturt University (CSU, Wagga Wagga, NSW).
These projects offer a unique opportunity to work on industry-linked projects with leading grape and wine researchers and wine industry partners. All projects include an industry placement component. Available projects span the grape and wine production chain:
- Inter-vine signalling via plant volatiles (UA)
- Genetic basis of salt exclusion in grapevine (UA)
- Rapid assessment of grapes prior to harvest to quantify fungal off-flavours and product composition (CSU)
- Alternatives to sulfur dioxide for controlling Brettanomyces spoilage in wine (UA)
- The impact of light on oxidative and reductive aging of wine (CSU)
- Defining and exploiting the indigenous microflora of grapes (UA)
- Efficient red winemaking by monitoring extraction and evolution of colour and polyphenols (UA)
- Efficient red winemaking by monitoring extraction and evolution of colour and polyphenols (UA – Masters position)
- Membrane filtration technologies for efficient wine processing and recovery of valuable extracts (UA)
Information on available projects can be found on the join us page of the ARC TC-IWP website along with eligibility, stipend and application information. We encourage anyone interested in specific project(s) to get in touch with the listed project supervisor to express your interest and discuss the project in more detail before applying.
Applications are open to suitably qualified Australian domestic and international students. Successful applicants will receive an indicative stipend of $32,302 per annum as set by the ARC for three years (PhD) or two years (MPhil) as well as generous project operating funds.
The ARC Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production is funded by the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council (IC170100008) with additional support from Wine Australia and industry partners.
Training Centre Manager Dr Joanna Sundstrom email@example.com
Training Centre Director Professor Vladimir Jiranek firstname.lastname@example.org
ASSOCIATE MEDICAL WRITER (1 POSITION)
Envision Pharma Group
Do you hold a life science PhD? Do you have a passion for writing? If so, a career as a Medical Writer at Envision Pharma Group could be the perfect opportunity for you.
Working with the wider Scientific and Creative Solutions team, you will deliver medical communications projects to our pharmaceutical clients across the globe. Although some previous experience in medical writing or editing will be an advantage, as an Associate Medical Writer you will benefit from extensive training and mentoring delivered by industry-leading experts.
Your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
Develop a detailed knowledge of the therapy areas you work on
Support the creation and delivery of content across medical communications projects
Write scientifically accurate content to meet client briefs
Support the preparation of, and participate in, client meetings
Work with the Client Solutions team to meet project deadlines.
Skills and Requirements
PhD in a life science discipline
A keen eye for detail across scientific content and editorial standards
Demonstrable passion for writing
Ability to effectively communicate complex ideas
Ability to manage own workload across multiple projects.
About Envision Pharma Group
We are a global leader in medical communications, with an international portfolio of pharmaceutical and biotechnology company clients that we support from our offices in the UK, US, and the Asia-Pacific region. We have an enviable reputation in our field and a heritage founded on continual innovation and leadership in best practice.
What is it Like Working for the Envision Pharma Group?
Envision Pharma Group is committed to developing and supporting team members, enabling them to excel in their roles, and to maintaining a culture that encourages development, as well as recognising and rewarding achievements. We are a dynamic and rewarding company to work for, offering excellent benefits and a friendly, supportive and vibrant work environment.
Send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you believe you can contribute to our continued success, to opportunities-UK@envisionpharmagroup.com or, alternatively, visit http://www.envisionpharmagroup.com to find out more