Internal Grant Funded Researcher B - Plant Breeding, School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

Adelaide, Australia
$102,952-$121,779 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation applies
22 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
08 Jan 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Level B ($102,952-$121,779) per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation applies.

3 year fixed term appointment initially. Flexible working arrangements will be considered for the successful candidate.

The School of Agriculture, Food & Wine is one of several Schools in the Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology, and represents a world-class concentration of scientific research, education and product conferring capability, with infrastructure and resources at the Waite Campus of the University of Adelaide. The successful candidate will enjoy the opportunity to liaise closely with research and industry experts co-located on campus.

The School of Agriculture, Food and Wine is seeking to appoint a PhD graduate with experience in plant breeding. The successful applicant will develop a plant breeding and research program specifically in the area of soybean. Outputs from this program will lead to the commercial release of new soybean varieties that are, in the first instance, primarily adapted to the southern regions of Australia.

To be successful you will need:

  • PhD in plant breeding or closely aligned discipline, or significant and appropriate industry experience
  • Demonstrated practical research excellence in plant breeding
  • Excellent written communication skills and demonstrated ability to write quality peer- reviewed publications and industry reports
  • Excellent interpersonal, organisational, and time management skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of equity, diversion and inclusion

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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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the link below to view the role statement and to apply for the opportunity.

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 or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55 pm, 8th January 2022.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Jason Able
Head of School, Agriculture, Food & Wine
P: +61 (8) 83137075

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.