Research Fellow, Small Ruminant Systems

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Armidale, Australia
03 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
21 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Environmental and Rural Science

  • 4 year fixed-term position
  • $ 83,979 to $ 90,056 per annum (Level A with PhD) or
  • $ 94,736 to $ 112,279 per annum (Level B)
  • Plus 17% employer superannuation. Salary packaging options are available.
  • Relocation assistance provided for Level B only
  • Applicants must have full time work rights for the term of the contract.  (UNE will not 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 School of Environmental and Rural Science (ERS) at UNE has an enviable reputation as a research based education group in agricultural science.  The School is actively involved in education and research programs in agriculture and is well recognised by industry and research funding bodies. 

About the Role

This position will be a key appointment to the Ruminant Research Group in UNE’s Animal Science discipline. The successfully applicant will undertake R&D and project management in direct support of an Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research-funded project, relating to the control of worms, husbandry, feeding, grazing management of smallholder-owned sheep and goats, together with teams of local researchers in Fiji and Samoa.  You will be part of a great team of ruminant researchers at UNE, including several early career researchers, in a positive and supportive work environment. This position will involve frequent travel to Fiji and Samoa.

Skills & Experience

The successful candidate will hold a PhD or equivalent in animal or veterinary science. You will have experience in design, conduct and analysis of experiments with animals, with an understanding of systems approaches to analysing agricultural problems. You will have an emerging research track record, with the ability to work in multi-disciplinary and collaborative research teams. Excellent organisational skills are essential for this position. You will use your excellent communication skills to provide training and capacity building, and coordination support to research and extension staff in Fiji and Samoa. Sensitivity to other cultures and diverse ways of interacting and working will be a valuable skill.

Additional information

Potential applicants are encouraged to email Fran Cowley on to arrange a time to discuss this opportunity. To find out more about the School visit our website

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: Midnight, Sunday 21 July 2019

To demonstrate your suitability for this role, please respond to the selection criteria, contained in the position statement, in your application. The Academic Research Classification Standards for Level A are attached.

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.