Grant-Funded Researcher (A/B) - School of Agriculture, Food & Wine

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: ; 14 Oct 2021 11:55 PM

Job no:506105
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time
Categories:Faculty of Sciences, Level A, Level B

(Level A) $89,610 to $96,007 or (Level B) $100,933 to $119,391 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply

Fixed-term position availability immediately until June 2023, with the possibility of extension depending on funding.

The Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF) is a national research facility established in 2009 as part of the Commonwealth National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy. The Adelaide node of the APPF, known as The Plant Accelerator® , is located on the University of Adelaide’s Waite Campus, and is a world leading plant growth and analysis facility fitted with high quality plant growth environments and state-of-the-art high-throughput imaging and data analysis technology.

The Plant Accelerator® is recruiting a highly motivated individual to develop research capacity in plant imaging using a recently acquired, state-of-the-art X-ray CT scanner. In this role you will be responsible for developing work flows, implementing methodological improvements and delivering high-quality data sets to scientists, industry and the agricultural community. Working in a small dynamic team, you will also support the wider activities of the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility to deliver measurable impacts to the sector.

To be successful at Level A you will need:

  • PhD in Plant Science, or related field or PhD in Computer Science, Physics, Engineering Science or related field.
  • Demonstrated understanding of plant sciences, including agricultural science, plant physiology or root biology or a demonstrated understanding of X-ray Computer Tomography theory and system operation.
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of cameras or sensor technology for analysis or non-destructive testing of biological samples.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and work effectively in an interdisciplinary team.

In addition to the above, to be successful at Level B, you will also need:

  • Experience to supervise and mentor HDR students.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills to effectively engage with internal and external collaborators and other stakeholders, including the delivery of presentations to a range of audiences.

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.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. 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 selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 14 October 2021.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Dr Darren Plett
Technology and Development Lead, Australian Plant Phenomics Facility, The School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
P: +61 (8) 831 31134

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

Michelle Carter
HR Coordinator, Faculty of Sciences
P: +61 (8) 831 39271

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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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