Research Scientist (SciB)

Job posted: 21/07/2021
Applications close: 08/08/2021 (Midnight)
15 days remaining

15 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland | South Gippsland

Job type: Full time / to 30/6/23

Organisation: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Salary: $87,640 - $99,438

Occupation: Science

Reference: VG/090642

Reference: VG/090642

Occupation: Science

Salary Range: $87,640 - $99,438

Work location: Gippsland | South Gippsland

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) was established to ensure Victoria's strong economic performance by growing industries and regions. Here at DJPR, we're making sure Victoria's economy benefits all Victorians by creating more jobs for more people, building thriving places and regions and nurturing inclusive communities.

Our work supports a range of diverse portfolios and operates across metropolitan, regional and international offices. We also oversee various public entities, including public corporations, regulatory authorities and specialist boards.

The Department strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities.

Our values are accountability, integrity and respect, and underpin everything we do.

Research Scientist

  • $87,640 - $99,438 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term to 30 June 2023 
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Ellinbank (flexibility may be available)

Reporting to the Senior Research Scientist, the key accountabilities of the role include:

  • Undertake an active research program in the field of dairy production science, with a focus on developing methods for measuring pasture intake of grazing cows.
  • Plan, implement and deliver research projects that develop scientific solutions and techniques that have significant impact.
  • Have impact on the Victorian and national dairy industries and policies affecting the industry.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key funding groups and with collaborating research groups.
  • Contribute to the achievement of DJPR objectives and new project development.
  • Supervise technical staff, participate in teams, work with minimal supervision, and display high levels of initiative while working with colleagues.
  • Adopt and apply WH&S policies and procedures to ensure a safe work environment.

To be successful in this role, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the principles and operation of pasture based dairy systems, and relevant aspects of ruminant nutrition along with research experience in the implementation of sensor technologies for pasture and animal measurements and the subsequent interpretation of generated information.  If you possess well-developed communication skills with proven ability to develop and maintain relationships with peers and key stakeholders, and a track record of publication of scientific work in science journals and at science conferences, highlighting the ability to effectively present results of research to a range of audiences, then this could be the position for you.

The position of Research Scientist forms a part of the Agriculture Victoria Research branch within the Agriculture Victoria group.

The Agriculture Victoria Research Branch represents DJPR's agricultural research and development function. The Agriculture Research Branch provides a discipline-based science and technology delivery function in the following areas: a) Genomics and Cellular Sciences; b) Microbial Sciences, Pests and Diseases; c) Plant Sciences; d) Plant Production Sciences; e) Animal Production Sciences; and f) Agriculture Resources Sciences.

For a confidential discussion, please call Martin Auldist, Senior Research Scientist on 5624 2222 or 0429 042 165.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department.

To be eligible for this position you must hold the mandatory qualification as outlined in the position description.

For further information on the position, please refer to the attached position description.

How to Apply

Please click the ‘Apply Now' button. As part of the application process, you will need to provide a copy of your resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the position description.

Applications close at midnight on 8 August 2021.

Research Scientist (SciB)

Job type:

Full time / to 30/6/23

Job classification:



Martin Auldist | 5624 2222 or 0429 042 165

Research Scientist (SciB)