Leptospermum Selection for South Australia and Victoria Medicinal Honey Production


A conscientious plant breeding PhD student is required to investigate the genus-wide genetic diversity of Leptospermum species endemic to South Australia and Victoria, with special focus on L. scoparium. The student will establish a breeding program which includes field trial establishment and assessment 


  • Experience, skills and/or a keen interest in plant biology, genomics, statistical analysis or similar.   
  • Ability to operate outdoors in an observational environment ( native bush & remote locations)
  • Willingness to work as part of a large interdisciplinary team to achieve outcomes through a combination of planning, working independently & collaboration with other team members. 
  • Willingness to engage with external stakeholders such as private companies & government departments to effectively present scientific research results to this audience. 
  • Excellent interpersonal & oral communication skills 
  • Limited fear of bees and bee stings. Bee allergies should be a consideration. 


Dr Kate Delaporte

PhD Student

If you are interested in applying this PhD program, please send your latest CV and a personal statement (addressing the requirements) to kate.delaporte@adelaide.edu.au before 31 December, 2017.