|Location||La Trobe University, School of Applied Systems Biology|
|Project ID||Veggie PhD#3|
|Eligibility||Australian and New Zealand residents|
Elucidating the epidemiology of bacterial crown and fruit rot, an unusual Pseudomonad disease of zucchini
The project aims to confirm the identity of the causal agent of a new bacterial disease of commercial zucchini and elucidate its epidemiology. Genomic and traditional plant bacteriology approaches will be applied to identify the pathogen, develop a diagnostic test for its routine detection and to investigate modes spread, survival and entry pathways of the pathogen.
The successful candidates will receive;
- A $30,000p.a (tax free) scholarship for 3 years
- Training in Australia’s first integrated agricultural systems biology research centre, AgriBio.
- Professional development programs
- International travel opportunities
The Research projects are based at the following locations:
- AgriBio, the Centre for AgriBiosciences, Melbourne, Australia
- Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Brisbane, Queensland
Successful applicants must meet Australian University entry requirements for a Doctor of Philosophy degree and must be Australian permanent residents.
For enquiries and to apply, please forward a covering letter, your curriculum vitae (please include evidence of research writing) and academic transcripts to –
Visitor and Student Coordinator
Agriculture Victoria Research
+61 03 9032 7065
Closing date for applications: 15 June 2018
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