Research Scientist

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Department: Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Science
Classification: SciB
Work Location: Warragul - Inner Gippsland area
Reference: VG/50959492A
Closing Date: 04-Jun-2024
Salary Range: $92,332 - $104,762
Job Duration: Ongoing
Attachments: 50959492 Sci B Research Scientist - Position Description.docx (Word, 617KB)
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Contact: Joe Jacobs
Joe.Jacobs@agriculture.vic.gov.au

Position Details

This position works in the Animal Production Sciences (APS) Unit of Agriculture Victoria Research and undertakes research activities within the Dairy Feedbase program, which aims to improve the productivity and profitability of pasture-based dairy systems.

The appointee will contribute to designing and implementing research within Dairy Feedbase, assist in reporting on the research both internally and to external stakeholders, and prepare scientific publications and other written material. The incumbent will also contribute to other associated dairy and livestock research projects at the Ellinbank and Hamilton SmartFarms. This will be achieved through innovative research and science excellence, supported by technical efficiency, business processes, technology adoption and knowledge management.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Essential: A degree in Agricultural Science, Science, or an equivalent science qualification, with post-graduate qualifications in a relevant science discipline such as grazing ecology, animal physiology or ruminant nutrition (candidates who have submitted their thesis are encouraged to apply).
  • Essential: Developed critical analysis and problem-solving skills with a demonstrated ability to design, conduct, evaluate and report on research findings
  • Desirable: Knowledge of dairy production systems in Victoria and Australia and an understanding of the key issues facing the dairy and livestock industries.

To be successful in this role, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge of principles and operation of ruminant production systems as applicable to grazing-based environments along with research experience in the implementation of animal experimentation.  If you have experience of effective participation in research project teams and leadership of research projects as well as well-developed communication skills, then this could be the position for you.

This is an Ongoing position. The work location for this position is Ellinbank.

To be considered for this position, applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter (no longer than 2 pages) summarising their skills and relevant experience.

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Tuesday, 4 June 2024.

Other relevant information:

For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check. 

A Diverse, Inclusive and Flexible Workplace

DEECA welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and we focus on the essential requirements of the job and being consistent and fair in our treatment of all applicants. We also understand that a balanced life is important to our employees. Talk to us about our flexible options such as working some days from home, starting early or late, working part time, job sharing or accessing paid or unpaid leave.

For further information including the position description, key selection criteria and to apply visit www.careers.vic.gov.au


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