First listed on: 06 July 2018

Reference No: 317667
Urrbrae SA
2 positions available
Part Time up to 31/07/2020
$61,519 - $75,161 per annum (to be adjusted according to part time hours worked)

The Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for two enthusiastic, solutions focused and innovative Research Officers, Grains Entomology to be part of our South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) Division within PIRSA. The role reports to the Principal Scientist, Entomology.

The Research Officer, Grains Entomology is responsible for providing assistance with the delivery of the grain pest diagnostic and advice service, including the processing, curation and data-storage of identified pest samples, investigating unusual grain pest occurrences, developing pest management research and extension skills by contributing to major grains IPM projects and assisting in the delivery of invertebrate pest and beneficial diagnostic training workshops for agronomists and growers.

About Us

Primary Industries and Regions SA, as a key economic development agency of the South Australian Government, works across a diverse range of industry sectors including agriculture, livestock, forestry, fishing and aquaculture and regional development. We involve and engage with others to ensure we make good decisions, have clear policies, plan and implement effective programs, drive relevant projects, promote efficient resource use and broker shared responsibility. In this way we enable the State’s primary industry sectors and regions to remain competitive, productive and sustainable.


At PIRSA, we offer our employees challenging and rewarding work with opportunities for career progression, learning and development and flexibility.

Our Commitment to Diversity

PIRSA is committed to building a flexible, diverse and inclusive culture, planning for and promoting diversity. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse community groups and ages including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQ, people with disabilities, women and other diversity groups. PIRSA recognises the benefits that such an approach brings for our staff and customers in delivering the future of SA.

Special Conditions

This is a part time contract / term vacancy up to 31/07/2020 working 18.75 hours per week. 2 positions are available. Possession of a current driver’s licence and a willingness to drive is required. Out of hours work may be required (field work, etc). Occasional use and handling of pesticides according to Australian Chemcert standards will be required.

A degree in Agricultural or Biological Science ideally in entomology or agronomy is required.


Greg Baker
Phone: 8429 0933

Application requirements

Applications must be submitted online via, citing Reference Number: 317667

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a Covering Letter (no more than 3 pages) outlining your skills and experience in relation to the Professional and Technical Knowledge, Attention to Detail and Achievement Orientation capabilities of the role description and a current CV. Applicants must include the contact information of 3 current referees and a completed “Pre-Employment Declaration in the SA Public Sector” form.

Applications Close: 19 July 2018

Flexibility Statement

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

SARDI is a business division of Primary Industries and Regions SA.

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