Senior Research Scientist

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Department: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Science
Classification: SciC
Work Location: North East - Tatura
Reference: VG/020968A
Closing Date: 06-Dec-2020
Salary Range: $99,872 - $120,838
Job Duration: 3 years
Attachments: 020968 Sc C Senior Research Scientist PD.docx (Word, 116KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Ian Goodwin
0409 351 962

Position Details

  • $99,872 – $120,838  (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term, 3 years
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Tatura (flexibility may be available)

Your Role

The Senior Research Scientist – Horticulture Physiology manages research and innovation projects in perennial horticulture production systems. The position will focus on fruit quality parameters in the supply chain, including physiological responses to environment and management practices in the orchard, and to post-harvest handling, storage and transport. The position will lead opportunities to develop new projects and acquiring research investment in these areas.

 Your Skills

  • A degree in Agricultural Science, Science or an equivalent science qualification is required.
  • Experience and proven leadership capability to build, lead and motivate a strong and cohesive science team within a multi-disciplinary environment whilst role modelling key organisational values.
  • Research and innovation experience in pre- and post-harvest physiology of horticulture systems and detailed understanding of the key production issues faced by the horticulture sector within Victoria.
  • An understanding of the structure and processes underpinning the funding of primary industries research in Australia, as evidenced by leading and contributing to successful funding applications.
  • Experience in managing research projects including initiation, planning, budgeting, execution, reporting and evaluation.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills as indicated by papers published in peer reviewed scientific journals, papers presented at international conferences and reports and communication packages for various audiences.

Further Information

The position of Senior Research Scientist is part of the Agriculture Victoria Research branch in the Agriculture Victoria group.  Agriculture Victoria works with industry and community stakeholders to support the agriculture, food and fibre sector to become more globally competitive, innovative and resilient.

For a confidential discussion, please call Ian Goodwin and Research Leader Crop Physiology on 0409 351 962.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department.

To be eligible for this position you must hold the mandatory qualification as outlined in the position description.  If the recommended candidate for this position obtained their qualifications overseas, they must provide a certified statement indicating their equivalence to Australian qualifications.  Information on this process is available from the Federal Department of Education, Skills & Employment web site.

For further information on the position, please refer to the attached position description.

How to Apply

Please click the ‘Apply Now' button. As part of the application process, you will need to provide a copy of your resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the position description.

Applications close at midnight on 6 December 2020.


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