Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Research Hub for Medicinal Agriculture (ARC MedAg Hub)
The ARC MedAg Hub is the first of its kind in Australia. The $24+ million initiative, supported by Australian government, industry and university funds, aims to transform the production of high quality, plant-derived therapeutics into an integrated, Australia-wide industry that spans primary producers and manufacturers.
The ARC MedAg Hub comprises a multidisciplinary team of university and institute researchers along with industry partners. In collaboration with industry, the Hub addresses cultivation, germplasm generation, phenotyping, multi-omics, novel extraction technologies and chemistries, through to the discovery and functional characterisation of novel lead compounds, metabolites (cannabinoids and terpenes) and peptides.
To view further information about the centre and its future plans at La Trobe University, go to the ARC MedAg Hub website here: https://medagriculture.com/
About the roles
The ARC MedAg Hub headquartered at La Trobe University’s AgriBio Building is seeking committed and innovative researchers to join our world-class capability.
The centre is seeking the following Level A/6 research positions:
La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. La Trobe University turned 50 in 2017, and over the half century of its existence it has established a reputation as an innovative and accessible university, willing to take risks and take on challenges. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.
La Trobe is proud to be a member of the SAGE Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.
Detailed position descriptions and selection criteria for each of the open positions can be found here:
All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.
Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:
Cover letter outlining which role(s) and what academic level you are applying for;
An up to date resume; and
A separate document addressing each of the Key Selection Criteria which is located in the position description.
About La Trobe UniversityLa Trobe University provides high quality tertiary education to over 35,000 students with 1,500 academic and 3,500 professional staff.Our research is among the world's best. We rank in the top two percent of the world’s 20,000+* universities. 2017 marks La Trobe University’s 50th birthday. And this year, we’re celebrating with our best-ever overall research ranking. We have been ranked in the world’s top 400 universities, by all three major independent ranking agencies, and moved to #56 in the THE Young Universities Rankings. That makes us one of the world’s best young universities. The 2017 QS World University Rankings has La Trobe University ranked 360 in the world, an improvement of 26 positions from the 2016 ranking of 386. The rankings placed La Trobe in the top 1.4 per cent of universities globally.In 2016 we were ranked in the QS top 50 under 50 for the first time, and we achieved our best-ever ranking of 336 in the respected Academic Ranking of World Universities. We also came in at 377 in the Times Higher Education World University 2016 rankingsAbout AgriBioAgriBio brings together La Trobe's world-class research and the work of the Department of... Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) – the largest agricultural R&D organisation in the state.The visionTo be among international leaders in agricultural bioscience research and development addressing food security by: - improving productivity and sustainability - fighting disease - reducing environmental impacts - supporting agricultural educationState-of-the-art facilitiesAgriBio provides researchers with purpose-built facilities to support their work. Our technology platforms include: - DNA sequencing and genotyping for plants, livestock and microbes. - Specialised software for bioinformatics and complex statistical analysis. - A Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectrometer and multiple mass spectrometers. - Controlled Environment Rooms for plant and pest research.