First listed on: 06 December 2019

The Opportunity
We have an exciting opportunity for a Fruit Fly Entomologist to be part of our South Australian Research and Development Institute Division within Primary Industry and Regions SA. The role reports to Program Manager, Entomology.

The Fruit Fly Entomologist works within the Entomology Program, Crop Sciences workgroup within SARDI to conduct research and provide professional technical advice relating to improving the efficiency and efficacy of fruit fly exclusion and eradication programs in South Australia. In this capacity, the role requires working closely in conjunction with PIRSA, Biosecurity SA Plant Health Operations team.  The Fruit Fly Entomologist will provide advice to PIRSA during and outside fruit fly outbreaks and eradication programs, according to requests for technical support on fruit fly and other invertebrate Biosecurity policy matters. The role also represents South Australia on technical matters related to fruit fly nationally, including representing South Australia on the Australian Fruit Fly Technical Advisory Committee,

The Fruit Fly Entomologist is responsible for undertaking research on the management of fruit fly in South Australia, ensuring that the research findings from their work are communicated to industry in an effective and timely manner.

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.

South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) provides research and development services to the state government, commercial clients and research partners to help make South Australia’s primary industries and regions internationally competitive and ecologically sustainable. SARDI’s programs are designed to increase the productivity, sustainability and adaptability of the state’s agriculture, food and wine, fisheries and aquaculture and bioscience enterprises, create opportunities for market growth, address barriers to growth and provide applied solutions.

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.

Essential Qualifications

The applicant must have a Bachelor Degree in Science or Agricultural Science

Special Conditions

  • This is a full time contract / term vacancy up until 31/12/2020
  • Interstate and intrastate travel and out of hours work, weekend and public holidays travel will be required.
  • A current Class C drivers licence is essential.
  • Use of common agriculture chemicals is required and a Chemcert chemical handler’s certificate or a willingness to obtain one is essential.
  • Involves field work and exposure to dust and pollen.
  • Research track record in entomology, particularly fruit fly, will be highly regarded

PO3, $95,429 - $100,887

Dr Peter Crisp
Phone: 08 8429 0401

Application Instructions
All applications must be submitted online.

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, Team Work and Communication capabilities of the role description and a current CV (no more than 5 pages). Applicants must include the contact information of at least 2 referees with 1 being your immediate supervisor/manager and a completed “Pre-Employment Declaration in the SA Public Sector” form.

Applications close: 19/12/2019 11:45 PM

- Application Guideline.doc
- Pre-Employment Declaration.pdf
- Role Description.docx

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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