Full time, fixed term until 31st December 2025. Located at the University of Sydney’s International Centre for Crop Breeding and Digital Agriculture, Narrabri
Exciting opportunity to contribute to research in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences
Base Salary $79,717 - $89,256 p.a. (HEO5) + 17% superannuation
About the opportunity
The School of Life and Environmental Sciences is currently seeking a Research Assistant to support digital agriculture and cover cropping research based out of the University of Sydney’s recently opened International Centre for Crop Breeding and Digital Agriculture in Narrabri. The role will primarily focus on the day-to-day management, monitoring, and associated laboratory work of field trials on University properties in Narrabri and Spring Ridge. Less frequently, the position will require travel to and the monitoring of commercial farm sites that could range from central Queensland to the NSW-Victorian border.
Your key responsibilities will be to:
carry out literary searches, collect papers, code information, summarise literature, for the Chief Investigator and/or Academics of the School
support the design of research work being undertaken in the work area
undertake specific research activity as part of the broader research agenda
maintain research laboratory, oversee operations and student research activity
ensure that ethics guidelines, standards and WHS requirements are met
conduct soil and plant field sampling and proximal sensing using a variety of instruments
conduct general soil, grain, and fiber wet and dry laboratory work
conduct NIR, MIR, and Xray fluorescent spectroscopy of soil and grain.
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for an Research Assistant who has:
experience in a research-intensive and self-directed laboratory environment or similar
extensive experience in developing and working on research projects, expertise in using research protocols, experimental design, ethics submissions and grant applications, or similar
working understanding of relevant aspects of the Work Health and Safety Policy and relevant legislation, including Safe Laboratory Practices, as applicable to the work environment
experience in carrying out literary searches, and preparing literary reviews for further analysis
the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, taking initiative and exercising sound judgement in resolving matters
a strong interest in Digital and Regenerative Agriculture and natural capital monitoring is desirable.
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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia
Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.
Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.
At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People , women , people living with a disability , people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds , and those who identify as LGBTIQ . We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.
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