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Technical Officer, Faba Bean Breeding

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Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Location: Adelaide
Categories: Technical, Laboratory and Research Support, HEO5

  • Prestigious international university
  • Wide range of employee benefits
  • PBA faba bean breeding program

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia's leading Group of Eight, research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world. Established in 1874, it is Australia's third oldest university with a strong reputation for preparing educated leaders and delivering research outcomes that contribute to local, national and global wellbeing.

University of Adelaide employees enjoy a range of benefits and favourable work conditions that include opportunities for career development and advancement. 

The Faculty of Sciences is one of five faculties at the University of Adelaide. As the first university in Australia to grant degrees in science (1882), science has long been at the cornerstone of the institution and this continues today. As a research and education leader in fields such as agriculture, food & wine, animal & veterinary sciences, biological sciences, and physical sciences, the Faculty offers an exciting and innovative work environment.

The School of Agriculture, Food and Wine is embedded in the Faculty of Sciences. The school is located at the University's Waite campus, the pre-eminent agricultural and wine science research site in the Southern Hemisphere. The School offers academic programs in food and nutrition science, applied biology, agricultural science, viticulture and oenology and plant biotechnology. The School of Agriculture, Food and Wine has world-class expertise and facilities in human nutrition, agricultural and plant sciences, plant breeding, viticulture and oenology and biochemistry. The School is home to a range of research centres and works closely with a number of co-located partners including CSIRO (Agriculture, Land & Food), South Australian Research & Development Institute and Australian Wine Research Institute, as well as the South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute.

The Technical Officer will work within the breeding team and contribute to development and evaluation of breeding lines, operate and undertake basic maintenance of equipment used for field trials and interact with other partners in Pulse Breeding Australia.

The position is funded by a grant from Grains Research and Development Corporation which continues until June 2019.

Salary: HE05 $69,262-$77,057 per annum.

Superannuation: An employer contribution of 17% may apply.

Term of position: This fixed-term contract is available immediately until 30th June 2019.

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Post-secondary qualification and/or relevant work experience
  • Light Rigid driver’s licence desirable

Position requirements

  • Experience in conducting agricultural field trials, including operating machinery for small plot experiments.
  • Experience in maintaining agricultural plants in glasshouse/screenhouse and/or field environments.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the annual cycle of a plant breeding or agronomic research program.
  • Ability to contribute to the basic maintenance of equipment used for field trials.

Please address and upload your responses to the Knowledge and Experience section of the position description within the online application. If you have any queries regarding this position, please contact Dr Jeffery Paull, Research Fellow,

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Closing date: 7th September 2018

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.



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