Post-doc (3 yr, possible extension to 5 years) –Centre for Crop and Disease Management, Curtin University
Research Associate, Academic, Perth, Western Australia, Full Time
$91,431 – $98,028 pro-rata plus 17% superannuation
Fixed term, 3 years, full-time (with possible extension to 5 years)
Research at the CCDM looks for solutions to fungal diseases for use by crop breeders and growers. Fungicides are widely used to protect crops from pathogens, but their longevity, biotransformation and behaviour in different species is understudied. You will use a recently acquired and fully maintained OrbiTrap Exploris 120 to examine the in-planta longevity, biotransformation, movement, and distribution of agrochemicals. You will have the opportunity to collaborate in other projects using the capabilities of the mass spectrometer and encouraged to develop parallel new research ideas. The OrbiTrap Exploris 120 is highly sensitive and ideally suited to small molecules and peptides up to 10 amino acids with samples that are not limited.
In this role you will:
- Find bio transformed agrochemical derivatives and help characterise them by MS/MS
- Quantify fungicides and their metabolites within plant extracts
- Communicate with a broad scientific team including proteins biochemists, organic synthetic chemists, plant pathologists, geneticists and bioinformaticians
- Support staff and co-supervise students in aspects mass spectrometry
To apply for this job please visit staff.curtin.edu.au.