Senior Technical Officer

Updated: 4 months ago
Deadline: 29 Oct 2020

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Work type:Continuing (Contingent Funded)
Location:Canberra / ACT

Classification: ANU Officer 7 (Technical)
Salary package: $88,523 - $92,957 Plus 17% Superannuation

Term: Continuing, Contingent Funded (CCF)

  • Opportunity for a candidate with experience in plants science to join a highly regarded industrial collaboration
  • Dynamic, professional and collaborative work environment
  • Expand your career through an innovative project

Position overview

The ANU College of Science (CoS) comprises: the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Research School of Biology, the Research School of Chemistry, the Research School of Earth Science, the Fenner School of Environment and Society, the Mathematical Sciences Institute, the Research School of Physics and Engineering, the Centre for the Public Awareness of Science and the Centre for Entrepreneurial Agri-Technology (CEAT). Staff and students within the ANU College of Science conduct research and deliver a research-led education program that encompasses the entire breadth of the sciences, supported by extensive international networks and by world-class facilities. The College has a strong tradition of research excellence that has fostered distinguished Nobel Laureates and Kyoto Prize winners and that trains scientific leaders in disciplines in which the ANU is consistently ranked in the top twenty in the world.

The Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF) is a national research collaboration facility with nodes at ANU, CSIRO and The University of Adelaide. The APPF ANU Node is located within the Division of Plant Sciences in the Research School of Biology and provides research services to publicly and privately funded researchers located internally and externally to the University.

As part of a new industrial collaboration with ANU, the Senior Technical Officer will establish technical procedures to grow and phenotype crop plants in controlled environments. Plant phenotyping methods will include 3D reconstruction of plant canopies and multispectral/hyperspectral imaging of plants grown in high precision, controlled environments.

This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate with a high level of technical expertise in plant physiology, ideally with horticulture or industrial experience. The project will leverage world-class plant growth facilities and cutting edge robotics and sensors to develop novel phenotyping techniques tailored to the industry.

Under broad supervision, the Senior Technical Officer will manage all plant-based aspects of the experiments and coordinate the phenotyping with the various teams.

For further information, please contact Richard Poire-Lassus, ph: 02 6125 3652 email:

This position is a continuing contingent funded position for an initial funding period of 12 months and may be extended pending confirmation of further funding. 

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A short paragraph addressing each selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.

Position Description & Selection Criteria

Advertised:08 Oct 2020 09:00:00 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:29 Oct 2020 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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