Research Scientist

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Department: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Science
Classification: SciB
Work Location: Western - Horsham
Reference: VG/025582V
Closing Date: 22-Sep-2019
Salary Range: $85,279 - $96,759
Job Duration: 3 Years
Attachments: PD_PN_025882_RS-ARS-ScB-Aug19.docx (Word, 113KB)

Contact: Roger Armstrong
03 4344 3336 or 0417 500 449

Position Details


  • $85,279 -$96,759
  • Fixed Term – 3 Years
  • Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Horsham

The position of Research Scientist forms a part of the Agriculture Victoria Research branch of the Agriculture Victoria group.

This position will undertake research into interactions between soil constraints and plant productivity and how new technology and management practices can be used to sustainably improve the productivity of Australian dryland cropping systems.

Reporting to the Senior Scientist, the successful applicant will have a strong fundamental research background in soil science and/or plant science/agronomy. To be successful in this role you will have demonstrated experience in designing and conducting laboratory, controlled environment and field-based research. The applicant will need to manage, analyse and interpret diverse data sets. The ability to innovate and to use and adapt modern technologies to problem solve is highly desirable. The applicant will be able to effectively communicate research to a range of stakeholders and publish research in high quality peer reviewed journals.

The successful applicant will need to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team and be able to work collaboratively with a range of people, including farmers, technicians, students and scientists. They will need to be self-motivated, organised, with the ability to think critically.

Do you have a passion for science and agriculture? Do you have a goal to become a member of a team dedicated to using cutting edge research to improve the sustained productivity of the Australian grains industry?

A degree in Agricultural Science, Science, Natural Resource Management, or equivalent qualification is mandatory for this role.

For a confidential discussion, please call Roger Armstrong on 03 4344 3336 or 0417 500 449.

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

For further information on the position, please see the attached position description.  To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now' button below.

Applications close at midnight on 22 September 2019 and must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description.

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