Applications are now open for Hart’s 2021 Regional Internship in Applied Grains Research, which may be of particular interest to third year Ag Science and honours students. 

This regional internship offers graduate students two years of training in applied grains research and development (R & D). The internship will be based in Clare, South Australia with the Hart Field-Site Group (HFSG). The intern will work with HFSG Research & Extension Manager on a daily basis, and collaborate with other researchers, industry, consultants and growers to deliver research projects in regional South Australia.

The HFSG conducts a large number of trials across the Mid-North and interns will contribute to research areas such as:

  • Weed management and control
  • Soil fertility and crop nutrition
  • Crop entomology
  • Agronomy and seeding systems

Research options may be tailored to the successful applicant’s specific interests. They will gain skills in the areas of trial
design and management, sampling, statistical analysis of data and written and oral communication with growers and
advisers. They will also assist with the preparation of HFSG events (e.g. field days and workshops) and have the
opportunity to network and attend industry events (e.g. GRDC updates).

Year 1: The successful applicant will receive a high level of training and support in all aspects of the role.
Year 2: A focus on consolidating learnings from the previous year with the opportunity for more independent work, while still receiving training and support where required.

Eligibility:  Students who have completed a Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences or equivalent in the past five years.
Start date:  22 February 2021 (negotiable)
Salary:  $64,000-$67,000 per annum
To apply: Send a current CV including the names of 2 academic and/or work related referees, your academic transcript and brief letter (maximum 2 pages) addressing the following questions:

  • How would you like to make a contribution to Australian agriculture?
  • How does this opportunity fit with your career goals?

to: Sandy Kimber, Executive Officer, Hart Field-Site Group

Applications close:  5pm August 28th, 2020 

This initiative has been developed by the South Australian Grains Industry Trust (SAGIT), HFSG and South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI).

For more information please contact:
Dr Sarah Noack
Research and Extension Manager
Hart Field-Site Group
Phone: 0420 218 42

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