Research Scientist (Farm Systems Economics)

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Department: Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Science
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: VIC - various
Reference: VG/032975
Closing Date: 27-May-2019
Salary Range: $84,019 - $95,329
Job Duration: 3 years
Attachments: PD_PN_032975_RS-Ag Resources Sciences-VPS4-May19.docx (Word, 115KB)

Contact: Kerry Stott
+6 (0)3 9032 7730

Position Details

Research Scientist (Farm Systems Economics)

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

The position of Research Scientist (Farm Systems Economics) forms a part of the Agriculture Victoria Research branch within the Agriculture Victoria group.

Reporting to the Senior Research Scientist (Farm Systems Economics), you will work closely with agricultural scientists and bio-physical modellers across several large multi-disciplinary projects with an initial focus on companion and double cropping, water conservation and managing multiple soil constraints in dryland grain production systems.

If you have expertise in the development and use of bio-economic models for empirical analysis of the relative profitability, riskiness and financial feasibility of new farm technologies and systems across the agricultural landscape, then this could be the position for you.

To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrated knowledge and experience of a range of software tools used in economic analysis of agricultural economics along with the ability to obtain reliable information and data from a range of primary and secondary sources.  High-level oral and written communication skills are a must.

For a confidential discussion, please call Kerry Stott on +61 (0)3 9032 7730.

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 27 May 2019 and must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description

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