Grant Funded Researcher (A) - School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

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Adelaide, Australia
$91,402 - $97,927 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.
01 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
31 Mar 2023
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

(Level A) $91,402 - $97,927 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Fixed Term Contract for 24 months commencing April 2023.

We have an exciting opportunity for a postdoctoral researcher to join the renowned International Flavour Research Centre at the University of Adelaide for a unique multidisciplinary project.

The postdoctoral fellow will support a range of flavour related research projects, however the primary project will focus on optimising the flavour system for plant-based meats in collaboration with an industry partner.

The postdoctoral fellow will be a flavour scientist (ideally with a background in savoury flavours) and will have experience managing complex mass spectrometry data and using multivariate data analysis tools. The IFRC has Agilent GC-MSMS and Agilent GC-QTOF, whilst training will be provided, the applicant is expected to have relevant experience in analytical chemistry and using Gas Chromatography.

The IFRC is based at both the University of Adelaide and the University of Nottingham and the applicant should be willing to work across time zones and be willing to travel as required.

To be successful you will need:

  • PhD in a relevant field (e.g. flavour chemistry) ideally with demonstrated experience in savoury flavour science.
  • Evidence of strong independent research and demonstrated publication record.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with multivariate sensory statistics and complex datasets.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to liaise, collaborate and interact with representatives from industry and academia.

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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The Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research. Many of its academic staff are world leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers. The Faculty actively partners with innovative industries to solve problems of global significance. 

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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 Selection Criteria 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, Friday 31 March 2023.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Associate Professor Susan Bastian
School of Agriculture Food and Wine
P: +61 8 8313 6647

The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

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