Grant-Funded Researcher at School of Agriculture, Food and Wine – Australia

Applications are invited for Grant-Funded Researcher position at School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, Faculty of Sciences, University of Adelaide, Australia.


The Plant Accelerator® has new state-of-the-art equipment arriving soon to enable innovative plant phenomics studies in controlled environments and the field. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team as Technology and Development Leader. In this role, you will maintain existing infrastructure, and drive the implementation of new technology, including pilot studies, establishing work flows and attracting new users. Optimising new and novel equipment to maximise research output, you will work closely with scientists, industry and the agricultural community to deliver measurable impacts to the sector.

The Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF) is a national research facility established in 2009 as part of the Commonwealth National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy. The Adelaide node of the APPF, known as The Plant Accelerator®, is located on the University of Adelaide’s Waite Campus, and is a world leading plant growth and analysis facility fitted with high quality plant growth environments and state-of-the-art high-throughput imaging and data analysis technology.


Successful applicants will receive the following benefits:

  • Annual salary of Level B from $97,577 to $115,495 / (Level C) $119,070 to $136,990 plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply
  • Fixed-term position available immediately for two years, with the possibility of extension subject to funding availability.  Working part-time will be considered
  • Work with a world-leading research infrastructure facility in plant phenomics to pursue a sustainable future for agriculture


To be eligible for Grant-Funded Researcher position, an applicant must:

  • PhD in Plant Science, Agricultural Science, Agricultural Engineering, or a related discipline, with a strong publication record and proven ability to attract project funding
  • Experience in the use of automated phenotyping equipment and software, including the ability to analyse and interpret complex data sets
  • Demonstrated significant experience in project leadership with the ability to design and conduct extensive experimental projects
  • Ability to optimise the use of novel research infrastructure to maximise high-quality research output, undertaking of pilot studies and implementation of workflows
  • Ability to support researchers in
    • the application of technology for new research projects and
    • grant funding applications including the use of new technology


For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Dr Bettina Berger
Scientific Director, The Plant Accelerator®, School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
P: +61 (8) 8313 0825

Grant-Funded Researcher position link

Publish Date:
Institute Name: University of Adelaide
Degree/Course: Grant-funded Researcher
Deadline: August 25, 2019
Country: Australia
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