Senior Research Scientist - Animal Phenomics

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Department: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Science
Classification: SciC
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/027185B
Closing Date: 06-Feb-2020
Salary Range: $98,396 - $119,052
Job Duration: 3 years
Attachments: 027185 Sc C Snr Research Scientist - Animal Phenomics PD 271119.docx (Word, 117KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Dr Simone Rochfort
03 9032 7110

Position Details


  • $98,396-$119,052 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term, 3 years
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Bundoora (flexibility may be available)

We are seeking a motivated and experienced Scientist for a senior role driving our strategy to broaden breeding objectives and provide new management tools to improve the resilience of Australian dairy cattle.

Reporting to the Research Leader – Molecular Phenomics, the Senior Research Scientist – Animal Phenomics will take a leadership role in how we improve on-farm phenotyping of our network of research and commercial herds.  The role is required to develop, manage and deliver on specific research milestones for large, industry co-funded projects with extensive international collaborations.

Key accountabilities for the role include:

  • Develop and deliver specific research milestones for large, industry co-funded projects.
  • Lead research projects aiming to identify biochemical and phenotypic traits important for resilience and welfare of dairy cows, implement breeding values for these traits; including publications and conference presentations.
  • Develop and manage interactions with key stakeholders and collaborators domestically and internationally.
  • Supervision of staff and contribute towards supervision of PhD students. Communicate research results to industry and science peers in an effective and timely manner.
  • Adopt and apply OH&S policies and procedures to ensure a safe work environment

For a confidential discussion, please call Dr Simone Rochfort, Research Leader – Molecular Phenomics, on 03 9032 7110.

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.

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 February 2020

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