Research Assistant, Nitrogen Management in Grain Crops (Dookie Campus)

University of Melbourne
July 23, 2024
Offerd Salary:$76,210 to $83,468
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Contract Type:Fixed term until 31
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Research Assistant, Nitrogen Management in Grain Crops (Dookie Campus)

Job no: 0061959 Location: Dookie (Goulburn Valley region), Victoria Role type: Full-time; Fixed term until 31 July 2027. Faculty: Faculty of Science Department/School: School of Agriculture Food and Ecosystem Science Salary: RA.1– $76,210 to $83,468 p.a plus 17% super

  • Support the practical implementation of agronomic field experiments
  • Contribute to cutting-edge research in sustainable farming practices
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • About the Role The role involves managing and overseeing agronomic field experiments on winter grain crops (such as wheat, barley, and canola) at the University of Melbourne's Dookie campus, funded by GRDC (https: // Collaborating within a multidisciplinary team of senior researchers, the successful applicant will contribute to generating high-quality data from small plot and paddock-scale trials.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • You are expected to significantly contribute towards the research effort of the team and to develop your research expertise with an increasing degree of autonomy.
  • Under the guidance and support of Senior Academic staff conduct internationally competitive research, resulting in industry practice change and publications in high-impact journals.
  • Contribute to and publish academic papers and other scholarly and extension outputs to a high academic standard in accordance with the research expectations of the University of Melbourne.
  • Actively participate in research seminars and conferences to disseminate research findings as opportunities arise.
  • Assist with fieldwork for other projects within the research group as required. This may include collection of data or assistance with data analysis.
  • Who We Are Looking For You will possess genuine interests in agronomic field experiments on winter grain crops (wheat, barley, canola, etc.), coupled with a demonstrated ability to prepare research reports and manuscripts for extension articles and scientific publication.

    You will also have:

  • Completion (or near completion) of a bachelor's degree in agriculture, agricultural science or a related discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience in the management and measurement of agricultural field experiments on cool-season grain crops (e.g. wheat).
  • A demonstrated aptitude for research, including design and implementation of field experiments, collection, curation and analysis of data.
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

    This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

    Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

    Your New Team – “The School of Agriculture, Food and Ecosystem Sciences“ The School of Agriculture, Food and Ecosystem Sciences has a vision of science for flourishing environments and communities. The School brings together diverse discipline strengths to lead the development of new interdisciplinary thinking and high-impact solutions for global challenges relating to climate change, food security, healthy food systems, biodiversity conservation, sustainable forest management, invasive species, and environmentally and economically sustainable agricultural practices. Our expertise spans biophysical, social and technical sciences, and we support a large cohort of PhD students across these domains.

    Dookie campus has played a key role in the development of agriculture and agricultural teaching and learning in Australia since 1886 and it remains a focal point for the key research, teaching and technology development that is helping to shape the future of agriculture in Australia.

    Situated on 2,440 hectares the campus includes a small community which houses our students and teaching staff, merino sheep, an orchard, robotic dairy, winery and a natural bush reserve.

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    What We Offer You! In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check outour benefits page!

    About the University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Be Yourself The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact the employee listed on the first page of the Position Description found below, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

    For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: //

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)
  • ^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to https://

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Anna Gradoboeva via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

    If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

    Advertised: 09 Jul 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Applications close: 23 Jul 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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