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Primary Industries and Regions SA (PRISA) Research Officer (Pulse Breeding Australia) Contract in Clare SA

Primary Industries and Regions SA (PRISA)

Branch Clare SA AU

Position:
Research Officer (Pulse Breeding Australia)
Location:
Clare SA

The Research Officer, Pulse Breeding Australia under the direction of the Research Scientist at Clare, assists with the management and coordination of breeding,…

Vacancy No: 2015 – 1748
Mid North (Clare SA)
Contract, Full Time up to 30/6/2016
$57,127 – $70,111 per annum, PO1

Primary Industries and Regions SA, as a key economic development agency of the South Australian Government, works across a diverse range of industry sectors including agriculture, livestock, forestry, fishing and aquaculture and regional development. We involve and engage with others to ensure we make good decisions, have clear policies, plan and implement effective programs, drive relevant projects, promote efficient resource use and broker shared responsibility. In this way we enable the State’s primary industry sectors and regions to remain competitive, productive and sustainable.

The Research Officer, Pulse Breeding Australia under the direction of the Research Scientist at Clare, assists with the management and coordination of breeding, evaluation and herbicide screening nurseries at multiple locations in SA, collating and interpreting data, reporting outcomes to PBA crop leaders and the agricultural community and attending annual PBA Release Advisory Group and Crop Operation meetings. A key role of this position is ongoing collaboration with interstate co-ordinators on the PBA lentil, chickpea and field pea programs located in Victoria, Western Australia, Queensland and New South Wales. The supervision of technical and casual staff will also be required.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS
A Bachelor Degree in Agriculture or equivalent is required.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS
Interstate and intrastate travel will be required. Some out of hours work will be required during harvest and other periods of peak work demand. A current Class C drivers licence is essential. A Chem Cert certificate or willingness to obtain one is essential.

ENQUIRIES AND APPLICATIONS TO

Enquiries to:
Mr Larn McMurray
Research Scientist
SARDI Sustainable Systems NVA
Telephone 08 8842 6265

Applications to:
Ms Claudia Savaglia
Administration Officer
SARDI Sustainable Systems
GPO Box 397
ADELAIDE SA 5001
Telephone 08 8303 9605
Email [email protected]

If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward a Covering Letter (no more than 3 pages) outlining your skills and experience in relation to the Professional and Technical Knowledge, Communication and Collaborative Approach capabilities of the role and a current CV. Applicants are to include the contact information of 3 current referees and a completed “Pre Employment Declaration in the SA Public Sector” form.

Applications Close: 5.00pm Friday, 13 March 2015

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Freelance
Location: Clare, SA, AU
Posted on: 2015-03-03
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