Senior Research Fellow in Agriculture and Remote Sensing

Armidale, Australia
23 May 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Science and Technology

Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law

  • Fixed-term to 31 June 2020, full-time, with the possibility of extension
  • $114, 074to $131,360 per annum (Level C)
  • Plus17%employer superannuation.Salary packaging options are available.
  • Relocation assistance provided
  • Visa sponsorship is available for this position

The University of New England (UNE) in Armidale, is Australia’s oldest regional university and as such is very much focused on applied learning around rural industries. UNE boasts an excellent international reputation as well as being a leader in research and academic innovation.  We aim to foster a constructive and engaged culture where creative ideas and innovation thrive.

The University’s Precision Agriculture Research Group (PARG) is a multi-disciplinary group of research, technical and academic staff engaged in all aspects of precision agriculture research, technology development and education. The Agricultural Remote Sensing Team (ARST), a theme of PARG, has a strong reputation working with industry to develop practical and adoptable remote sensing applications for agriculture and horticulture, both domestically and overseas. The rapid growth of this team over the last four years and the continued expansion required to deliver on future projects, has created the need for additional project leadership and research capacity. As such the ARST is currently seeking a Senior Research Fellow whom is passionate about agriculture and remote sensing and who is keen to be involved in the future development of research and learning activities.

About the role

The advertised position is one of leadershipand direct engagement in the research and academic activities undertaken by the Agricultural Remote Sensing Team (ARST). The leadership role will support the principal scientist through the following key responsibilities: development of project ideas and subsequent applications for funding; contributing to project reporting; engagement with industry and project collaborators; engagement with other UNE disciplines; daily engagement and support of post- doctorate researchers and PhD students working within the team.

Key responsibilities as a researcher include: knowledge and demonstrated experience in the analysis of very high and mid resolution satellite, airborne, UAV and ground based imaging systems, including scripting languages Python and R; collection of field data and the derivation of specific algorithms related to parameters of relevance; and a high level of GIS experience;Key responsibilities as an academic include: development of course material for existing Precision Agricultural units; contribute to the development of future specialised units around applied remote sensing; undertake lectures when required and supervision of post graduate students.

Additional information

To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor Andrew Robson:  phone +61 2 67734085 or email To find out more about the UNE Precision Agriculture research Group (PARG)visit:

Closing Date:   Sunday 1st July 2018

To apply: To demonstrate your suitability for this role, please include your responses to the selection criteria, contained in the position statement, in your application. The position statement is located below the advertisement, visit:

Reference No:   218099

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.

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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.