Grant-Funded Researcher (C) - School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

Job no: 502694
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Faculty of Sciences, Level B, Level C

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(Level B) $97,577 to $115,495 / (Level C) $119,070 to $136,990 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply 

Fixed-term position available immediately for two years, with the possibility of extension subject to funding availability.  Working part-time will be considered

Work with a world-leading research infrastructure facility in plant phenomics to pursue a sustainable future for agriculture

The Plant Accelerator® has new state-of-the-art equipment arriving soon to enable innovative plant phenomics studies in controlled environments and the field. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team as Technology and Development Leader. In this role, you will maintain existing infrastructure, and drive the implementation of new technology, including pilot studies, establishing work flows and attracting new users. Optimising new and novel equipment to maximise research output, you will work closely with scientists, industry and the agricultural community to deliver measurable impacts to the sector.

The Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF) is a national research facility established in 2009 as part of the Commonwealth National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy. The Adelaide node of the APPF, known as The Plant Accelerator®, is located on the University of Adelaide’s Waite Campus, and is a world leading plant growth and analysis facility fitted with high quality plant growth environments and state-of-the-art high-throughput imaging and data analysis technology.

To be successful you will need:

  • PhD in plant science, agricultural science, agricultural engineering, or a related discipline, with a strong publication record and proven ability to attract project funding.
  • Experience in the use of automated phenotyping equipment and software, including the ability to analyse and interpret complex data sets.
  • Demonstrated significant experience in project leadership with the ability to design and conduct extensive experimental projects.
  • Ability to optimise the use of novel research infrastructure to maximise high-quality research output, undertaking of pilot studies and implementation of workflows.
  • Ability to support researchers in (i) the application of technology for new research projects and (ii) grant funding applications including the use of new technology.

Applicants to Senior Lecturer will have demonstrated ability across the minimum essential criteria and greater levels of experience.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research in: agriculture; food and wine; animal and veterinary sciences; biological sciences; and physical sciences. It develops future science leaders, and actively partners with innovative industries to solve scientific problems of global significance.

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click the link to the online application form below and address and upload your responses to all selection criteria, indicating in your cover letter which level you are applying for. Applications close 11:55pm, 25 August 2019.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Dr Bettina Berger
Scientific Director, The Plant Accelerator®, School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
P: +61 (8) 8313 0825

You'll find a full selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

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


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