Research Fellow in Chemistry, Viticulture, Plant Science

Sydney, Australia
19 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Work with Charles Sturt University, University of New South Wales Sydney, NSW Department of Primary Industries and New South Wales Wine Industry Association
  • Bring your analytical skills
  • Mentor junior researchers

The Role

  • Fixed Term (up to 3 years), Full Time
  • $66,288 to $89,776 pa (plus Super)
  • Sydney, UNSW Campus

Charles Sturt University (CSU), NSW Department of Primary Industry (DPI) and the NSW Wine Industry Association (NSW WIA) have entered into collaboration with the University of New South Wales Sydney. This project is one of the core pillars of the ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre (ITTC) for Innovative Wine Production, which is a joint collaboration between CSU and the University of Adelaide.

To be successful you will have:

  • PhD in Chemistry, Viticulture, Plant Science or similar discipline, or being close to completion of a PhD in any of these disciplines;
  • Experience in mass spectrometry, analytical chemistry instrumentation, experimental physical chemistry, and/or experimental electrical engineering, and/or experimental physics;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English language;

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Development and Industry) encompasses the Research Office, the Office of Global Engagement and Partnerships, the Office of Indigenous Affairs, the four University Research Centres plus a number of strategic agendas including ethics and compliance, commercialisation of research, the AgriPark and contribution to the University Strategy.

The DVC RDI, in collaboration with the Pro Vice-Chancellor Global Engagement (Research and Partnership), stewards the development of collaborative connections between CSU and industry, end-users and stakeholders to strengthen and expand the research agenda. Closer strategic partnerships are sought based on the internationally competitive nature and relevance of CSU research and the opportunity to provide Higher Degree by Research students with a more comprehensive training.

The National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC) generates scientific knowledge through research in the fields of viticulture and oenology. The Centre generates outstanding research outcomes thanks to the impressive expertise of researchers, excellent facilities and equipment, and alliance with the NSW Department of Primary Industry, and the New South Wales Wine Industry Association. It collaborates with commercial vineyards and wineries to ensure research is highly relevant and improves profitability and sustainability in the Australian wine industry.

CSU offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This position is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents; or applicants who hold a current valid work visa commensurate with this position.

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Associate Professor Leigh Schmidtke | Director, National Wine and Grape Industry Centre | | Ph: 02 6933 2016

Closing Date: 11 pm, 18 November 2018