Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Agriculture & Plant Science, School of Science - Western Sydney University - EducationCareer

First listed on: 17 June 2022


Ref 2140/22 Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Agriculture & Plant Science, School of Science

Western Sydney University is a modern, forward-thinking, research-led university, located at the heart of Australia’s fastest-growing and economically significant region, Western Sydney. Boasting 11 campuses – many in Western Sydney CBD locations – and more than 200,000 alumni, 49,500 students and 3,500 staff, the University has 14 Schools with an array of well-designed programs and degrees carefully structured to meet the demands of future industry.

The University is ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide, and as a research leader, over 85 per cent of the University’s assessed research is rated at ‘World Standard’ or above.

The School of Science is a large and comprehensive school with learning, teaching and research excellence encompassing a wide range of biological, chemical, environmental, food, forensic, medical, nutritional and physical sciences, including agriculture and astronomy.

An opportunity is available for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join the team in Agriculture and Plant Science.

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Agriculture & Plant Science will have 70% research, 20% teaching and 10% service at the School of Science. In this position will have responsibility for collecting and analysing data on plants in a range of experiments conducted under field-based and controlled environments as well as in the laboratory. You will also have responsibility for development and refinement of methods for obtaining data, including phylogenetic, bioinformatics, biochemical and image analyses. Expected research outputs include well-documented methods for generation and analysis of trait data, submission of research data to public repositories and peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals.

You will have opportunities to collaborate widely with academics both within and external to School of Science and will contribute to the supervision of two PhD students also working on the project. You will communicate the results at scientific meetings and publish the research in high-impact international journals. You will also contribute to the School of Science’s teaching effort by coordinating teaching units, and give lectures, practical classes and tutorials at both undergraduate and graduate level.

For further information, please refer to the Position Description.

In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must refer to the major responsibilities and accountabilities identified in the Position Description when responding to the Selection Criteria.

The position is located at Hawkesbury campus, however may be required to work on other campuses or as directed by the University, from time-to-time.

Remuneration Package: Academic Level B $127,812 to $150,817 p.a., (comprising Salary of $108,003 to $127,531 p.a., plus Superannuation and Leave Loading).

Position Enquiries: Please contact Professor Zhonghua Chen, Associate Dean, International, School of Science on (02) 4570 1934 or via email on

Closing Date: 8:30pm, Sunday 31 July 2022.  ‘

This position does not offer employer visa sponsorship. A successful candidate will be required to arrange their own visa with full-time working rights in Australia, as well as fund their own costs of relocating to Sydney, Australia.

Full details on how to apply for these positions can be found at our website. Western Sydney University values workplace diversity.