First listed on: 03 September 2019

  • $85,279 - $96,759 p.a. plus superannuation
  • Fixed Term – 3 years
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Horsham

 This position will undertake research into interactions between soil constraints and plant productivity and how new technology and management practices can be used to sustainably improve the productivity of Australian dryland cropping systems.

Reporting to the Senior Scientist, the successful applicant will have a strong fundamental research background in soil science and/or plant science/agronomy. They will have demonstrated experience in designing and conducting laboratory, controlled environment and field-based research. The applicant will need to manage, analyse and interpret diverse data sets. The ability to innovate and to use and adapt modern technologies to problem solve is highly desirable. They will be able to effectively communicate research to a range of stakeholders and publish research in high quality peer reviewed journals. The successful applicant will need to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team and be able to work collaboratively with a range of people, including farmers, technicians, students and scientists. They will need to be self-motivated, organised, with the ability to think critically.

For a confidential discussion, please call Roger Armstrong, Senior Scientist on 03 434 43336 or 0417 500 499.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records and Qualifications Check prior to commencing employment with the Department.

For further information on the position, and position description, and to apply please visit and refer to VG/0255285.


Applications close 22 September 2019



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