Research Officer

Location: Minnipa SA

Salary: $60,019 - $73,661 per annum

Job type: Full Time up to 30/06/2018

Closing date: Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Vacancy number: 2017-18430

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.

South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) provides research and development services to the state government, commercial clients and research partners to help make South Australia’s primary industries and regions internationally competitive and ecologically sustainable. SARDI’s programs are designed to increase the productivity, sustainability and adaptability of the state’s agriculture, food and wine, fisheries and aquaculture and bioscience enterprises, create opportunities for market growth, address barriers to growth and provide applied solutions.

The Research Officer is responsible for providing mixed farming enterprises with new knowledge, tools and capability to adopt management changes that will increase the sustainability and production of crops, pastures and animals in sustainable low rainfall mixed farming systems. The key objective of this project is to focus specifically on the evaluation, development and extension of improved pasture production, leading to improved productivity in mixed farming systems. Through this research, and the promotion of its outcomes to the industry, the Research Officer will contribute to improvements in the productivity and sustainability of mixed farming systems on Eyre Peninsula.

Essential qualifications

A degree in Agricultural Science or a related discipline is required.

Special conditions

This is a contract / term vacancy up to 30/06/2018. Interstate and intrastate travel will be required. Some out of hours work will be required during periods of peak work demand. A current Class 1 driver's licence is essential.


Ms Naomi Scholz
Phone: (08) 8680 6200


Ms Sandy Wyatt
JS Davies Building Roseworthy Campus, Roseworthy SA 5371

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, Attention to Detail 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'.

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