Details about this project are published on the Australasian Plant Pathology Society‘s Jobnet. It entails the “Development of molecular diagnostic tests to detect key plant parasitic cyst nematodes in soil and in planta that impact Australian agricultural production and restrict market access“.
It is said that cyst nematodes are an important group of plant pests, affecting a range of crops. There are several species identified as biosecurity threats in Australia. This project proposes to build Victoria’s capability to detect and identify plant parasitic cyst nematodes using molecular techniques. Diagnostic tests will be developed that can be used directly on soil or plant tissue to detect and identify target cyst nematodes.
The research projects are based at AgriBio, the Centre for AgriBiosciences, Melbourne, Australia. Successful applicants must meet Australian University entry requirements for a Doctor of Philosophy degree.
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
Closing date for applications: 30 October 2020.