Breeding Research Fellow A, School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 13 Feb 2022

Job no:506837
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time
Categories:Faculty of Sciences, Level A

$89,610 to $96,007 (Level A per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply.

Fixed term position for 3 years.

The Australian Plant Breeding Academy (APBA), which is a joint strategic partnership between the University of Adelaide’s School of Agriculture, Food & Wine and Australian Grain Technologies (AGT) is seeking to launch its breeding and research portfolio by appointing a recent PhD graduate with experience in plant breeding.

The successful candidate will be required to develop a breeding and research program aligned with APBA priority crops and traits.

The APBA through its conduct of agricultural and food research and development will lift the capability of the agrifood sector across Australia maximising grower profitability for the future.

The University is strongly committed to supporting diversity and flexibility in the workplace. Applications for part-time or other flexible working arrangements will be welcomed and will be fully considered subject to meeting the inherent requirements of the position. We particularly welcome applications from women for this role.

To be successful you will need:

  • PhD in plant breeding or closely aligned discipline.
  • Demonstrated practical research excellence in plant breeding.
  • Demonstrated ability to write research reports and/or research publications.
  • Excellent organisational, time management, intercultural and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research in: agriculture; food and wine; animal and veterinary sciences; biological sciences; and physical sciences. It develops future science leaders, and actively partners with innovative industries to solve scientific problems of global significance.

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

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Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 13 February 2022.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Jason Able
P: +61 (8) 8313 7075


Affiliate Associate Professor Tristan Coram
P: 0499 799 646

For a confidential discussion regarding the recruitment process for this position, contact:

Michelle Carter
HR Coordinator, Faculty of Sciences
P: +61 (8) 831 3971

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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