Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Agriculture

Wagga Wagga, Murrumbidgee Region, Australia
$64,482 to $109,391.79
15 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
10 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time, Fixed term (2 years)
  • Level A/B – $64,482 to $109,391.79 (Plus 17% Superannuation)
  • Wagga Wagga

Since 1997 the National Wine Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC), an alliance of Charles Sturt University (CSU) NSW Department of Primary Industry (DPI) and the NSW Wine Industry Association (NSW WIA), has brought together experts in Wine Science and Viticulture within fully equipped facilities on the CSU Wagga Wagga campus.

The research capability of the NWGIC is unique in that we provide a continuum of research from the vine to wine, to sensory profile and consumer perception. A postdoctoral position is available to join a team of wine scientists working on a project to determine the key features of fine Australian Shiraz wines. The compositional attributes of wines and their relationships to location and growing conditions will contextualise the sensory features in a national and international framework. Analytical measures of wine composition with emphasis on volatile flavour and aroma compounds will be used to link the chemical composition to the sensory profiles of the Shiraz wines.

The position will be required to organise, conduct and analyse wine analysis and assist in the collection of sensory information of wines in regional locations. Responsibility for the day to day management and training/operation of instruments for chemical measures of wines will also be required. Statistical modelling of sensory attributes and wine composition will be a feature of the position.

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria listed in the position description.

Open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents; or applicants that hold a current valid work visa commensurate with this position.

Applications close: 10 April 2017