Research Officer in Animal Science

Brisbane, Australia
09 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Jan 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI)

The Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) is a research institute of the University of Queensland (UQ) which was established in 2010 and comprises of four research centres – the Centre for Crop Science, the Centre for Horticultural Science, the Centre for Animal Science and the Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences.

Beef cattle production in Queensland is the largest agricultural commodity estimated to be worth $4.3 billion in the 2015-16 year. QAAFI’s Centre for Animal Science has a core focus on high impact science for sustainable beef production. Key drivers to the beef cattle industry’s sustainability is improving the nutrition, health and welfare and genetics of the animal both on pasture and in the feedlot in order to increase productivity while improving product quality. The successful applicant would contribute to this goal in the area of nutrition and in collaboration with researchers in the health and welfare, and genetics areas.

QAAFI scientists are driven to make a difference to the agriculture and food industries and have over 150 collaborators worldwide.

Details of the research interests of the Institute may be accessed on the Institute’s web site at

The role

The successful applicant will engage in an independent and/or team research program to achieve national recognition in the research area of ruminant nutrition and beef cattle production. You will contribute to an ongoing program of discovery, applied and contract research including the delivery of presentations, educational materials and reports to industry. 

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD in the area of Animal Production, Animal Science, Agricultural Science or related discipline. You will have demonstrated knowledge in the area of ruminant nutrition and beef cattle production, as well as the ability to establish effective relationships, industry liaisons and professional contacts. Evidence of a contribution to research, including successful external grant applications will be highly regarded.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Applications are also encouraged from women.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 26 months at Research Academic level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $81,545 - $87,535 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $95,408 - $102,416 p.a.).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Dr Luis Prada e Silva on +61 7 3346 2166 or 

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