Senior Research Fellow - Level C/D - School of Agriculture, Food & Wine

Job no: 510516
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Level C, Level D, Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

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Level C ($123,075-$141,537) or Level D ($147,685-$162,449) per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation applies.

5 Year Fixed term appointment available.

The School of Agriculture, Food & Wine and PIRSA/SARDI are seeking to develop ongoing capability in entomology and plant health modelling with the joint appointment of an emerging academic leader who will contribute to enabling rapid and evidence-based responses to current outbreaks and future biosecurity threats in South Australia.

The appointee will be required to establish and maintain a dynamic research program in their discipline and develop interdisciplinary collaborations across the wider academic and external industry stakeholder communities. The appointee will lead research initiatives that will contribute to insect pest management, particularly but not exclusively modelling of exotic pest incursions in South Australia.

To be successful you will need:

  • Demonstrated research excellence and publication record in entomology/invertebrate biology.
  • Demonstrated research track record in epidemiological modelling or applied entomology to inform pest management, and an interest in working at the interface of these two disciplines.
  • Success in obtaining external research funding as a lead investigator from national competitive agencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to forge meaningful external relationships with relevant industry stakeholders.
  • Strong organisational, time management, team building, intercultural and interpersonal skills.

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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 culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

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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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 4th September 2022.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Jason Able
Head of School, Agriculture, Food & Wine
P: +61 (8) 83137075


Affiliate Associate Professor Tim Sutton
South Australian Research & Development Institute
P: +61 (8) 84290787

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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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