Research Scientist

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Department: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Research
Classification: SciB
Work Location: Western - Horsham
Reference: VG/025887
Closing Date: 25-Jul-2019
Salary Range: $85,279 - $96,759
Job Duration: 3 years
Attachments: PD_PN_025887_RS-PPS-ScB-June19.docx (Word, 117KB)


Contact: Garry O'Leary
+61 (0)3 4344 3323 or 0428 896 656

Position Details

Research Scientist

  • $84,019 - $95,329 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term – 3 years 
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Horsham (flexibility may be available)

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

The Research Scientist – Cropping Systems Modelling with expertise in the development and use of models that describe natural and human processes that affect agricultural landscapes. The incumbent will design and implement methodologies that improve the analysis of large, geographically dispersed datasets of variable quality primarily using agriculture-related computer-based models. This will also include acquiring knowledge through field experimentation and possibly developing specialised software to incorporate data and research results into different modelling frameworks.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in agricultural/natural resources management, a quantitative approach to agricultural management and production, familiarity with existing computer applications and software, and computer programming skills. A background in one of the disciplines mentioned above would be useful, but applicants having non-environmental backgrounds – e.g., biology, life sciences or geospatial sciences are also encouraged to apply.

A Bachelor of Science degree or an equivalent qualification in Crop modelling, Biology, Agriculture, Animal or Plant Science, Computer Science or Bioinformatics is mandatory.

For a confidential discussion, please call Garry O'Leary on +61 (0)3 4344 3323 / 0428 896 656.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records 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 25 July 2019 and must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description.


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