Research Scientist - Web Administrator/Developer

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) was established to ensure Victoria's strong economic performance by growing industries and regions. Here at DJPR, we're making sure Victoria's economy benefits all Victorians by creating more jobs for more people, building thriving places and regions and nurturing inclusive communities.

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Department: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Science
Classification: SciB
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/081146E
Closing Date: 10-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 081146 _SciB Research Scientist_PS_Bundoora UPDATED.docx (Word, 121KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Gabriel Keeble-Gagnere

Position Details

  • $90,067 - $102,192 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term – 3 years
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: AgriBio, Bundoora (flexibility may be available)

The position of Research Scientist - Web Administrator/Developer forms a part of the Agriculture Victoria Research within the Agriculture Victoria group.

The 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.

The Branch

The Agriculture Victoria Research branch represents DJPR's agricultural research and development function. The Agriculture Research branch provides a discipline-based science and technology delivery function in the following areas: a) Genomics and Cellular Sciences; b) Microbial Sciences, Pests and Diseases; c) Plant Sciences; d) Plant Production Sciences; e) Animal Production Sciences; and f) Agriculture Resources Sciences.

Agriculture R&D is delivered via an ‘innovation ecosystem' that converges government, industry/agribusiness and academia/knowledge centres into clustered and collaborative networks, with a clear focus on science and technology for productivity and biosecurity outcomes. It delivers a continuity of research and development activities across DJPR's priority areas while also elevating the importance of agricultural R&D in DJPR.

The Role

We are looking for a highly capable web administrator/developer with broad skills in server administration and modern back- and front-end JavaScript frameworks to assist in the building of highly innovative, complex web applications to support the utilisation of big data in agriculture.

You will support the ongoing development and deployment of cutting-edge open-source bioinformatics tools for the integration and visualisation of large multi-dimensional genomic and phenotypic datasets. These tools are used by researchers to understand the genetic architecture and molecular mechanisms underlying trait variation in crops important to the Victorian and Australian agricultural sectors.

You will be required to deliver on specific milestones for a collaborative industry co-funded project and to understand and apply cutting-edge web technologies to solve complex software problems involving big data. You will have access to in-house high-performance computing resources and datasets generated by state-of-the-art genomic, molecular phenomic and digital phenotyping systems.

About You

The role requires excellent server administration, programming, analytical and organisational skills, along with good verbal and written communication skills and a developed ability to learn new skills. You will work as part of a development team and will interact and co-ordinate with a broad multi-disciplinary team of scientists working across a range of research programs in animal and plant genetics and genomics. The successful candidate will be provided with significant opportunities for learning and growth of new capabilities.

Are you?

Seeking an opportunity to learn, grow and achieve?

Looking for a challenge, variety and flexibility?

Enthusiastic and self-motivated?

For a confidential discussion, please contact Gabriel Keeble-Gagnere – Senior Research Scientist at

Applicants will be required to comply with the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Region's (department's) COVID-19 Vaccination requirements, in line with the Chief Health Officer (CHO) Directions and any other legislative requirements, directions, policies or procedures, including but not limited to any requirement to provide evidence of vaccination status.

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 10 October 2022.

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