Researcher/Senior Researcher, Pasture Livestock Innovation

Armidale, Australia
10 May 2019
End of advertisement period
07 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Science and Technology

  • 3 year fixed-term
  • $94,736 - $112, 279 p.a (Level B), $115, 785 - $133, 330 (Level C)
  • Plus 17% employer superannuation. Salary packaging options are available.
  • Relocation assistance provided
  • UNE will provide sponsorship for this position.

The University of New England in Armidale, Australia boasts an excellent national and international reputation being a leader in research and academic innovation that has industry impact.  We aim to foster a constructive and engaged culture where creative ideas and innovation thrive.

The Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law (SABL) is home to world-leading researchers, inspiring teachers and highly skilled support staff that come together to deliver an outstanding experience for our students, our industries and our communities.

The University's Precision Agriculture Research Group (UNE-PARG) is a multi-disciplinary group of research, technical and academic staff in the Faculty that are engaged in all aspects of precision agriculture research, technology development and education. The position is co-funded with the Food Agility CRC and will further develop the outstanding reputation of PARG in the integration and application of existing tools including remote sensing, sensor networks and process-driven models, to develop innovative solutions for estimating pasture biomass for Australia’s livestock sector

PARG has a strong reputation of developing practical and adoptable applications for agriculture and horticulture and collaboration and engagement with industry, supported by externally funded projects both nationally and internationally.

Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will have a Doctorate Degree in pasture management for livestock industries with an understanding of the development or application of remote and in-field techniques for estimating pasture biomass. The incumbent will have an entrepreneurial approach to building professional networks, funding for projects and delivering industry solutions for publication and commercialisation and the successful supervision and completion of HDR students. 

Additional information

To discuss this opportunity, please contact Professor Andrew Robson:  phone + 61 2 6773 4085 or email

About Armidale

Living in Armidale you will experience the best of both city and rural living. Enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle with access to shopping, gourmet food, top sporting facilities and cultural delights. You can live in the heart of Armidale or experience the tranquillity of the New England on a rural property.

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Closing Date:   12 June 2019

To demonstrate your suitability for this role, please respond to the selection criteria, contained in the position statement, in your application.

Equity principles underpin all UNE policies and procedures. As a University committed to engaging a diverse workforce, UNE encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.