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Research Technician – Farming Systems

Job Search - Central Mangrove, NSW

Agriculture, Nature & Animal
Source: uWorkin


CSIRO Agriculture and Food’s Systems research program is a world leading research group examining options to improve the productivity and sustainability of agriculture in Australia and across the globe. We are seeking a self-motivated Research Technician - Farming Systems to join the Innovations in Mixed Farming Systems team to support its field-based research activities.

As the successful candidate, you will be based at CSIRO’s Boorowa Agricultural Research Station west of Canberra and primarily support the ongoing management and implementation of a long-term farming systems experiment near Greenethorpe, 40 minutes north of Boorowa (running until June 2025). You will implement complex agricultural experiments, manage data, implement new and novel digital approaches and understand farming systems.

Your duties will include:

  • Taking a leading role in implementing complex farming systems and agronomic experimentation.
  • Assisting with agricultural management of crops (e.g. spraying, sowing, slashing, harvesting, monitoring) and experimental site management and using agreed protocols to collect soil & plant samples and prepare these for analysis.
  • Assisting with the management of livestock grazing experimental plots of dual-purpose crops and pastures.
  • Developing and implementing improved digital techniques in experimental approaches including integrated sample-data systems, new tools and technologies, sensor networks and other environmental monitoring systems.

Location: Boorowa NSW
Salary: AU$64k – AU$82k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term until 30 June 2024
Reference: 73441

To be considered you will need:

  • A relevant trade certificate/diploma/bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant work experience in agricultural science or similar.
  • Experience with agronomy and management (e.g. spraying, sowing, slashing and harvesting) of a variety of crops, particularly those grown in southern temperature mixed farming systems (cereals, oilseeds, pulses).
  • Experience with implementation of experimental procedures including accurately managing data and records of varying types.
  • The ability to follow protocols to collect soil & plant samples and prepare them for analysis.
  • Ability in aspects of project management such as scheduling, monitoring and completing tasks on time coupled with the ability to prioritise tasks/projects to achieve project goals.
  • Good oral and written communication skills coupled with excellent attention to detail.
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team, be highly motivated and disciplined to carry out autonomous activities and enjoy problem solving.
  • A current class C driver's licence.
  • To be willing and able to undertake field work in on-farm locations involving travel to rural regions, work flexible hours during times of seasonal demands, undertake overnight travel and undergo a pre-employment medical prior to commencement.

For full details about this role please view the position description on the CSIRO advert

How to Apply

Please via https://jobs.csiro.au/job/Boorowa%2C-NSW-Research-Technician-Farming-Systems/749314100/

Applications Close

14 June 2021, 11:00 pm AEST.

Central Mangrove, NSW

Agriculture, Nature & Animal


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