CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Comparative Genomics of Rust Fungi

As the CERC Postdoctoral Fellow, you will work with Dr Melania Figueroa as part of the rust resistance research group, whose goals are to prevent losses in wheat production due to the impact of rust diseases. Rust fungi are important pathogens of plants and display diverse complex lifestyles and genome structure. You will develop genomic resources to define the genetic diversity of rust fungi that hinder wheat productivity across Australia and the world. Such resources will provide you with a world leading position to address important questions in rust virulence evolution. In this role, you will develop tools to enable molecular diagnostic technologies for rust fungi to rapidly monitor pathogen populations in the field and forecast disease outbreaks.