- Apply your post-grad biology research & statistical analysis expertise
- Enjoy a varied role that takes you from office to field
- Join CSIRO’s Agriculture & Food business unit & contribute to canola disease research
CSIRO’s mandate is to deliver world-class research that provides innovative solutions for industry, government and the community. As a Research Scientist on the Biotic Interactions team with CSIRO’s Agriculture & Food Business Unit, you will be part of a dynamic program delivering science that underpins the ongoing productivity and sustainability of Australia’s agricultural industry.
In this role, you will develop methods for high throughput analysis of images of canola disease caused by a fungal pathogen, a major economic constraint to canola production in Australia and worldwide. Your role will utilise and contribute to methods to capture images of different disease phenotypes, analytics workflows and the analysis of large phenotyping datasets.
As part of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Blackleg in Canola project, you will have opportunities to engage across CSIRO with the High Resolution Plant Phenomics Centre (HRPPC) and the Machine Learning Artificial Intelligence Future Science Platform. The project, ‘Phenotyping for quantitative resistance to Blackleg disease in canola’, aims to identify genetic and environmental factors that contribute to the blackleg phenotype. A robust and repeatable phenotyping method underpins breeding efforts to develop cultivars with high levels of quantitative resistance
This is an exciting opportunity to join a diverse team of researchers and collaborators in a world-class organisation. We encourage early career scientists at all levels to apply.