Technical Officer/Programmer

Bathurst, Australia
02 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
15 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full Time, Fixed term (until January 2018)
  • Level 6 – $74,278 to $80,422 p.a (Plus 9.5% Superannuation)
  • Campus negotiated on appointment

The National Wine and 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. The main research priorities are linked to: Grapevine physiology; Ecophysiology of berry ripening and fruit composition; Vine disease management; Wine chemistry; Process engineering; Sensory and consumer sciences.

This position is to work on a project jointly funded by Wine Australia, the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre and the Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences, Charles Sturt University. It is a project based position working on the funded project – “Developing a phone-based imaging tool to inform on fruit volume and potential optimal harvest time”, and as such reports to the Project Leader.

This position is required to provide specialist programming and computing support for the Digital Viticulture project, specifically in implementing an Android App to analyse images of grape bunches. Substantial progress has been made on the project with a draft App, coded with OpenCV, that identifies grapes as circular objects in field photographs and analyses their sizes and colour distributions. Further development is required to finalise the project and enable field testing.

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: 15 August 2017