As part of an initiative to attract graduates to a career in R&D, the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), South Australian Grains Industry Trust (SAGIT), SARDI and the University of Adelaide, have combined to offer a 12-month research internship in applied grains R&D.

This is an opportunity to develop research skills and grains industry networks. SARDI conducts research in the following areas:

  • Crop agronomy
  • Pest and disease management
  • Farming Systems
  • Crop physiology
  • Plant breeding

The research placements may be tailored to your specific interests and include opportunities to be involved in trials in regional South Australia. You will attend GRDC and SAGIT industry events e.g. Field days, GRDC Updates, and receive mentoring and professional development from SA’s leading research scientists.

Eligibility:  Students who have completed a Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences or equivalent
Start date:  5 February 2018 (negotiable)
Salary:  $60,000-$63,000 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?

Applications due 5 pm Friday November 24, 2017 to: Pauline Bowden, SARDI (

For more information please contact:
Dr Kathy Ophel Keller, SARDI
Phone: 08 8303 9368

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