Are you interested in Soil Health and Plant Performance? If so, this could be the role for you!
The School of Agriculture, Food and Wine is seeking to appoint a Research Officer to work within the Soil Ecology Research Group on an exciting research project that seeks to discover how changes in land management over the past two decades have affected soil health and plant performance.
Working under general direction, you will support the activities of the Research Fellow appointed to the project, and be involved in the establishment, maintenance and analysis of laboratory, glasshouse and field experiments.
Under the direction of the Research Fellow your role will be to assist in soil collection, processing, and analysis.
You will also support the Chief Investigator in the day to day running of the laboratory, which may include ordering, health and safety, lab cleanliness, and keeping track of lab stocks and resources.
To be successful you will need:
- Knowledge of soil ecological processes in agroecosystems
- Proven experimental skills in soil physicochemical analysis
- Experience in undertaking laboratory and glasshouse experiments, and collection and processing of soil from field trials
- Experience in the collection of soils for downstream genomic analysis
The successful applicant will have demonstrated ability to maintain accurate records and analyse data and be familiar with safety in laboratory and field environments.
You should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with people at all levels.
Fixed term Research Officer required for a period of 24 months.
For more information and to apply, visit: https://careers.adelaide.edu.au/cw/en/job/511539/research-officer-soil-ecology-school-of-agriculture-food-wine