Senior Research Agronomist (Eyre Peninsula)

Location: Minnipa SA (Port Lincoln negotiable)

Salary: $77,752 - $86,620 per annum

Job type: Full Time up to 30/06/2021

Closing date: Thursday, 30 March 2017

Vacancy number: 2017-18495

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 Senior Research Agronomist (Eyre Peninsula) will work closely with the whole of the SARDI/GRDC bilateral research agronomy team and the Research Scientist, New Variety Agronomy (Waite) to develop skills in research, agronomy and farming systems and to undertake scientific research, development and extension that benefits the southern grains industry sector. In this role, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring strong linkages and regular communication with the rest of the SARDI/GRDC bilateral research agronomists and the Senior Research Scientist, New Variety Agronomy (Port Lincoln) occurs, to ensure that the research findings from their work are communicated to industry effectively and in a timely manner. This will include active engagement and participation in grower and industry meetings and communicating and collaborating with relevant farming system groups.

Essential qualifications

A Bachelor Degree in Agriculture or equivalent is required.

Special conditions

This is a contract / term vacancy up to 30/06/2021. This role is located in Minnipa, however work from the Port Lincoln based office may be negotiated. Interstate and intrastate travel and some out of hours work, weekend and public holidays travel will be required. A current Class C driver's licence is essential. Use of common agriculture chemicals is required and a Chemcert chemical handlers certificate or a willingness to obtain one is essential. The role involves field work and exposure to dust and pollen.


Andrew Ware
Phone: 0427 884 272


Dianne Way
PO Box 1783, Port Lincoln SA 5606

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, Achievement Orientation 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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