Farm Manager Crop Research Unit

Brisbane, Australia
01 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

School Of Agriculture and Food Sciences

The School of Agriculture and Food Sciences is one of the largest agricultural schools in Australia, comprising research and teaching experts in agribusiness, animals and wildlife, environment, plants and soil, and food and nutrition. The School offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate coursework and research degrees encompassing those disciplines ranging from Bachelor to Doctorate. Situated at St Lucia and Gatton within the Faculty of Science, the School is a large and dynamic multidisciplinary hub with farm, pasture and laboratory facilities, and an established reputation for excellence and commitment to finding innovative and technology focussed solutions to global challenges. UQ is recognised as the top university in Australia and one of the top 20 universities in the world for agriculture. (QS World University Rankings by subject 2014 Agriculture and Forestry).

The role

The Farm Manager CRU, supports teaching and research through overall management of the crop research unit.  The farm operates on a fee for service basis and services both internal and external clients.  The farm manager position oversees the day to day farm operation and provides advice and expertise to service clients’ needs in the execution of their trials and research projects.  The role is responsible also for the farm’s facilities and assets, staffing, business processes and client relations

Please note: This role is based at the Gatton Campus and reports to the School Manager.  

The person

Applicants should possess an undergraduate degree in agronomy and/or horticulture, or a combination of skills, knowledge, training and experience in a comparable role or workplace. Strong knowledge demonstrated across, areas of farm management. Knowledge and skills in operating farm machinery, pest control, crop production, crop hygiene, irrigation and fertilisation, and ability to provide ad-hoc training including handle agricultural chemicals. Ideal candidate will have skills in organising and coordinating research trials. Strong interpersonal and organisational skills, commitment to customer service, and an ability to bring out the best in a team, are essential.


This is a full-time, continuing appointment at HEW Level 6. The remuneration package will be in the range $74,207.07 - $79,964.50 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $86,822.27 - $93,558.47 p.a.).

Position Description

500962_3015088_Farm Manager CRU.pdf


To discuss this role please contact School Manager on +61 7 3365 2592 or +61 7 5460 1198 or

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