Senior Research Fellow (B/C)-School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

Job no: 513478
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Level C, Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

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Mortlock Research Fellows x 3

Level B ($107,276-$126,894) or Level C ($130,810-$150,431) per annum, plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation

Full-time positions available immediately, for a fixed term of 3 years in the first instance

The School of Agriculture, Food and Wine is a world-class leader in both research and industry engagement. The School seeks to appoint three emerging leaders in one or more of the agricultural science disciplines supported by the Mortlock Bequest. These include but are not limited to crop and pasture improvement (including grasses and horticultural crops), bio/agricultural chemistry, agronomy, genetics and plant breeding, entomology, plant pathology and plant physiology. Applicants who have expertise in related future-facing discipline areas will also be considered.

The appointees must have domain knowledge and discipline expertise as well as excellent collaborative and communication skills. An open, collegial approach to developing innovative ideas with colleagues from other disciplines and an understanding of related disciplines will therefore be an advantage, as will experience working directly with the agricultural sector.

To be successful you will need:

  • A PhD qualification in one of the above discipline areas and experience in a collaborative research environment commensurate with the Level applied for
  • A strong publication record (relative to opportunity/seniority) and demonstrated ability to attract external research funding
  • Strong organisational, time management, intercultural and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated evidence of the ability to translate research into real world applications
  • Demonstrated evidence of engagement with industry to advance agricultural science.

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 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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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research. Many of its academic staff are world leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers. The Faculty actively partners with innovative industries to solve problems of global significance. 

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How to Apply

Click on the link below to view the position description and to apply for this position:

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.

Applications close 11:55pm, Sunday 3rd March 2024

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Jason Able
Head of School, Agriculture, Food & Wine
M: +61 (0)459 841 586

P: +61 (8) 83137075

You'll find a full position description and 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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