This role will involve working on a project investigating the impacts of cover crops on soil ecology in viticultural systems in some of Australia’s iconic wine regions. The appointee will coordinate field trials, and will be responsible for the sampling and analysis of soil and plant samples. The project will include a focus on linking cover crops impacts on vines and soils, including the analysis of NextGen sequencing (soil) data and monitoring of soil moisture and nutrient cycling.

The project includes a multidisciplinary team, and will provide the opportunity to provide practical outcomes of interest to industry, as well as lead to high impact publications.

Salary: (Level A) $67,894 – $91,425 per annum.
Superannuation: An employer contribution of 9.5% applies.
Term of position: This fixed-term contract is available immediately for 2 years

Eligibility criteria

  1. PhD degree in soil ecology or relevant field.
  2. Ability to manage field trials, and undertake collection and analysis of plant and soil samples.
  3. Demonstrated expertise in the analysis of NextGen sequencing data.

To be successful you should have:

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated commitment to communicating research findings in peer reviewed journals, and to diverse stakeholders.

Closing date for Applications:  5pm 15th June 2018

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