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Research Associate in Digital Agriculture

Employer
UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Location
Northern Region, Australia
Closing date
31 Mar 2019

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Job Details

  • Research position focused on Digital Agriculture
  • Two Full-time positions, 3.5 Years Fixed-Term, Narrabri Campus
  • Academic Level A Base Salary: $73,420 p.a. - $92,682 p.a. plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.

About the opportunity

Applications are invited for a Research Associate to work with a team demonstrating the application of digital technologies in agriculture at Narrabri, NSW. You will also be responsible:

  • The primary function is to coordinate the day to day operations of the new Digifarm project. This includes assisting with the establishment and monitoring of field experiments, data collection, synthesis and storage.
  • The appointee will contribute to communication and outreach activities such as farm field days and written publications.
  • The appointee will be an integral member of the newly formed Digital agriculture team in Narrabri and the key link for other University of Sydney staff working on the project. They will also be expected to work with industry partners and local farmers. The successful applicant will be encouraged to develop their own specific research interests as part of their professional development. 

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence and are seeking to recruit for a Research Associate role within the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, who has:

  • Degree in agronomy or agricultural engineering or similar. Understanding of digital agricultural technologies or agronomy related to farms of north west NSW Experience in the conduct of field research or farming operations
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically in small- to medium- sized groups and on an individual basis. Preparedness to contribute and write scientific papers and other outreach activities.
  • Intermediate to advance computer skills, including storing research data appropriately in databases and/or statistical analysis programs, and/or GIS and extracting relevant reporting and/or analysis.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, with a significant degree of autonomy, and take responsibility for research program to ensure milestones are achieved

About us

The Faculty of Science is one of six faculties operating within the University and includes the Schools of Chemistry, Geosciences, History and Philosophy of Science, Life and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, Psychology, and the Sydney School of Veterinary Science. The Faculty stewards a range of research entities including the Sydney Institute of Agriculture and the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics, and partners with University-wide research centres including the Charles Perkins Centre (CPC), the Brain and Mind Centre (BMC) and the University of Sydney Nano Institute.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

This position is based at the Narrabri Campus.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 235/0219F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, 31 March 2019 (Sydney Time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

© The University of Sydney

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

Company

The University of Sydney was established in 1850 and is consistently recognised, both locally and internationally, for its outstanding teaching and research excellence. Sydney alumni include Prime Ministers, Governor Generals, Nobel Prize winners and leaders in every field of endeavour.

The University offers a comprehensive range of courses, including a number of disciplines unique in Australia. Teaching is spread across nine different state-of-the art campuses, located across New South Wales.

The University of Sydney’s commitment to excellence in research has resulted in an outstanding record in national competitive funding and underpins an approach to teaching which has won nominations for excellence and resulted in high student satisfaction ratings. The University has 78 research centres and institutes and is home to three ARC Centres of Excellence.

The teaching, research and cultural life of the University is supported by extensive facilities, including the largest library collection in the Southern Hemisphere, the world-class Nicholson Museum of archaeological antiquities, the Macleay Museum of natural history and ethnographic collections and the University Art Gallery. Its outstanding sporting and recreation facilities provide a training centre for students and Olympic athletes.

The University of Sydney is a key member of the Group of Eight Australian major research-intensive universities, and the Worldwide Universities Network.

Campuses

The University of Sydney has nine official campuses.

1.         Camperdown/Darlington Campus.

2.         Cumberland Campus. Home to the Faculty of Health Sciences (based in Lidcombe).

3.         Mallett Street Campus. Home of the Sydney Nursing School.

4.         Sydney Conservatorium of Music Campus. In Macquarie Street, central Sydney.

5.         Rozelle Campus. Home to Sydney College of the Arts.

6.         Surry Hills Campus. Home to the Faculty of Dentistry.

7.         Camden Campus. Contains facilities connected to the Faculty of Veterinary Science and the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment.

8.         Burren Street Campus. Facilties are currently under development.

9.         Sydney Medical School campuses. These include the School of Rural Health (in Dubbo and Orange), the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Concord Hospital, Westmead Hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Nepean Hospital, Northern Clinical School, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, and Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health.

Faculties

The University of Sydney has 16 faculties.

1. Agriculture and Environment

2. Architecture, Design and Planning

3. Arts and Social Sciences

4. Business (Business School)

5. Dentistry

6. Education and Social Work

7. Engineering and Information Technologies

8. Health Sciences

9. Law (Sydney Law School)

10. Medicine (Sydney Medical School)

11. Nursing and Midwifery

12. Pharmacy

13. Science

14. Sydney College of the Arts

15. Sydney Conservatorium of Music

16. Veterinary Science

Number of Employees

Full-time employees: 7616

For more information, please visit: http://sydney.edu.au/

Company info
Telephone
+(61) 2 9351 2222
Location
UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
NEW SOUTH WALES
2006
AU

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