Grant-Funded Researcher (B/C) - School of Agriculture, Food & Wine

The University of Adelaide
March 19, 2023
Offerd Salary:$102,592
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Grant-funded Researcher B/C - Technology and Development Lead

This role can be appointed as either an Academic (Level B or C) $102,592 - $144,368 per annum or a Professional role HE09. An employer contribution of 17% superannuation also applies.

Fixed term position for two years, with possibility of extension depending on funding

Are you passionate about a sustainable future for agriculture and interested in working with a world-leading research infrastructure facility in plant phenomics?

The Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF) is a national research facility established in 2009 as part of the Commonwealth National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy. The Adelaide node of the APPF, known as The Plant Accelerator®, is located on the University of Adelaide's Waite Campus, and is a world leading plant growth and analysis facility fitted with high quality plant growth environments and state-of-the-art high- throughput imaging and data analysis technology.

The Plant Accelerator® is further expanding our new state-of-the-art equipment to enable innovative plant phenomics studies in controlled environments and the field. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team as Technology and Development Lead. In this role, you will maintain existing infrastructure, and drive the implementation of new technology, including pilot studies, establishing workflows and attracting new users. Optimising new and novel equipment to maximise research output, you will work closely with scientists, industry and the agricultural community to deliver measurable impacts to the sector.

To be successful you will need:

  • PhD or equivalent experience in remote sensing, plant science, agricultural science, agricultural engineering, or a related discipline, with demonstrated success in applying for research funding.
  • Significant experience with image-based plant phenotyping, remote sensing of plants, or other image-based structure characterisation.
  • Ability to support researchers and industry clients in (i) the application of technology for new research projects and (ii) biological interpretation of complex data, and (iii) grant funding applications including the use of new technology.
  • Ability to optimise the use of novel research infrastructure to maximise high-quality research output, undertaking of pilot studies and implementation of workflows.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with industry and understand industry needs and drivers.
  • Enjoy an outstanding career environment

    The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

    It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

    Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

    We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

    In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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    If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

    Click on the ‘Apply Now' button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

    Applications close 11:55pm, 19th March 2023.

    For further information

    For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

    Bettina Berger Scientific Director, Australian Plant Phenomics Facility, The School of Agriculture, Food and Wine P: +61 (8) 831 30825 E: [email protected]

    You'll find a full position description and selection criteria's for both the B and C role below to review: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

    The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified

    The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.


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