Research Scientist, ParaBoss

Armidale, Australia
20 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
17 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Environmental and Rural Science

  • 3 year Fixed-term, full time,with the possibility of extension
  • $114,074 to $131,360 per annum (Level C)
  • Plus 17% employer superannuation.Salary packaging options are available.
  • Relocation assistance provided
  • Applicants must have full time work rights for the term of the contract.

The University of New England in Armidale, Australia boasts an excellent national and international reputation being a leader in research and academic innovation that has industry impact.  We aim to foster a constructive and engaged culture where creative ideas and innovation thrive.

ParaBoss is a national authority for ruminant livestock parasite management and is funded by Meat & Livestock, Australia, Australian Wool Innovation Ltd and UNE, and is currently seeking an experienced Research Scientist to join the ParaBoss team based at UNE.

About the role

This Research Scientist role will contribute to the ParaBoss team and develop a portfolio of ruminant livestock parasitology research. Both activities will contribute to improved parasite management of sheep, goats and/or cattle.The position will join an academic and technical team covering a range of disciplines with access to UNE SMART Farms, Cooperative Research Centres and Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit.

Skills & Experience

As Research Scientist you will have a PhD in livestock science or a similar related field, with at least 3 years post PhD experience in livestock parasitology and an excellent research record. The successful incumbent will also need to demonstrate Initiative in the pursuit of research and industry projects as well as being able to apply their experience in the management of projects and budgets.

To view further detail relating to the role, including duties and selection criteria please refer to the position information document available with the advertisement on the UNE current vacancies page, visit:

Additional information

To discuss this role please contact Dr Deborah Maxwell:  phone 02 6779 4262 or email To find out more about the School of Environmental and Rural Science visit: Or to find out more about ParaBoss visit:

To demonstrate your suitability for this role, please provide responses to the selection criteria, contained in the position information document in your application.

About Armidale

Living in Armidale you will experience the best of both city and rural living. Enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle with access to shopping, gourmet food, top sporting facilities and cultural delights all for a fraction of the price you’d expect to pay in a major city. You can live in the heart of Armidale or experience the tranquillity of the New England on a rural property.

To find out more, visit: and/or

Closing Date:   Monday, 22nd January 2018

Reference No:   217242

Equity principles underpin all UNE policies and procedures. As a University committed to engaging a diverse workforce, UNE encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.