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Miss Candice Jones

Pronouns: she,her,hers

Research Technician

https://people.csiro.au/J/C/candice-jones

Biography

Candice joined the CSIRO BioFoundry in 2021 as a Research Technician. She is a molecular biologist with a background in plant biology and gene discovery. Her early research focused on identifying molecular signals involved in regulating plant-microbe symbioses and abiotic stress response. Candice shares her passion for science through outreach programs that increase STEM accessibility and inspire the next generation of scientists.

Achievements and Awards

  • 2021-2021

    Career Development Scholarship Extension
    The University of Queensland

  • 2017-2020

    PhD Research Training Program Scholarship
    Department of Education and Training, Australian Government

  • 2019-2021

    Young Science Ambassador Award
    Wonder of Science

  • 2019-2019

    First National Real Estate Leadership Award Finalist
    Seven News Young Achiever Awards

  • 2018-201

    Three Minute Thesis - 1st place
    McDonnell International Scholars Academy

  • 2015-2015

    Dean’s Commendation for Academic Excellence
    Faculty of Science, The University of Queensland

  • 2015-2015

    Undergraduate Honours Scholarship
    Grains Research and Development Corporation

  • 2015-2015

    Moggill Markets Honours Research Prize
    School of Agriculture and Food Science, The University of Queensland

Professional Experiences

  • 2021-2021

    Technical Officer
    School of Agriculture and Food Science, The University of Queensland

  • 2017-2021

    PhD Candidate
    Integrative Legume Research Group, The University of Queensland

  • 2017-2020

    Plant and Molecular Biology Tutor
    The University of Queensland

  • 2016-2016

    Research Assistant
    Mondulkiri Agricultural Resource Centre, Cambodia