The position: The appointee will be a world expert in molecular plant phenotyping, including knowledge of computer vision-based phenotyping of crops in controlled environments. Having knowledge of plant physiology and development would be advantageous. They will be expected to provide guidance in the disciplinary field and foster excellence in research, research policy and research training within the institution, discipline and/or profession and within the scholarly and general community. 

This Professorial position is research-only, reflecting the commitment of La Trobe University further build on its achievements in conducting high impact research in the department of Animal, Plant & Soil Sciences. A strong start-up package will be available for the appointee to accelerate their research program, including a 7 year funded position in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plants for Space.

Skills and Experience

To be successful in this role you will be a distinguished leader and researcher, with a strong ability to collaborate internationally. You will have a strong international reputation in research, particularly in plant biology. You are an excellent communicator in all formats, particularly in your ability to establish relationships with staff and industry partners.

In addition, you will value the importance of mentoring roles through demonstrable commitment and dedication to the progress of the careers of junior researchers.

Please see position description and candidate booklet below:

 APSS booklet for PlantBiology-Recruitment.pdf

 PD Professor PlantBiology.pdf

Our benefits are many – but most importantly are:

  • Our gender diversity, equality and inclusion mindset
  • Our culture and cultural qualities way of working each day
  • Our workplace flexibility and passion for work/life balance
  • Our remuneration and generous Collective Agreement entitlements
  • Our learning and support for career growth and progression

How to Apply

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Closing date: 11pm Sunday 14th May 2023


La Trobe University is an employer of choice for gender equality and a proud Bronze medal SAGE Athena Swan citation holder. We are passionate about advancing gender equality in Academia. Improving the representation of women is clearly necessary to enhance La Trobe University as a leading centre of excellence for teaching and research and we are working to lift the representation of women academics over the next five years, pursuant to a Special Measure under Section 12(1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic).

La Trobe University is a proud member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Athena SWAN program to increase the number of women in science.

About La Trobe University

La Trobe University’s success relies on people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, and through collaboration pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is among the top 1.2% of Universities worldwide; we are in the top 300 Universities by the Times Higher Education World University 2020 rankings, and we are among the top 100 universities in the world established during the post-war Golden Age (THER 2019).

La Trobe University is one of Australia’s foremost research institutions, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we are passionate about driving change

Closing Date:14/5/2023

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