Research Scientist (SciB)

Job posted: 16/08/2021
Applications close: 28/09/2021 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland | South Gippsland

Job type: Full time / 30/6/23

Organisation: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Salary: $88,955 - $100,930

Occupation: Science

Reference: VG/020867

Reference: VG/020867

Occupation: Science

Salary Range: $88,955 - $100,930

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

  • $88,955 - $100,930 (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:

  • Support the integration and development of a range of data sources and play an integral role in the production of information and analytics to support agricultural research.
  • Contribute to an active research program in the field of dairy production science, with a focus on developing methods to reduce the impact of climate variability on dairy operations.
  • Manage and analyse complex data sets arising from basic, translational and applied research activities.
  • Have impact on the Victorian and national dairy industries.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key funding groups and with collaborating research groups.
  • Contribute to the achievement of DJPR objectives and new project development.
  • 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 experience in data integration, management and analysis as well as working independently and as part of a multidisciplinary research team displaying high levels of initiative.  If you have well-developed critical analysis and problem-solving skills along with communications skills, with proven ability to develop and maintain relationships with peers and key stakeholders, 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 Leah Marett, Senior Research Scientist on 03 5624 2222 / 0411 634 134.

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 28 September 2021.

Research Scientist (SciB)

Job type:

Full time / 30/6/23

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Leah Marett | 03 5624 2222 / 0411 634 134

Research Scientist (SciB)