Research Associate in Digital Agriculture (OE186)

Research Associate in Digital Agriculture (OE186)

  • Research position focused on Digital Agriculture
  • Two Full-time positions, 3.5 Years Fixed-Term, Narrabri Campus
  • Academic Level A Base Salary: $73,420 p.a. - $92,682 p.a. plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.

About the Opportunity

Applications are invited for a Research Associate to work with a team demonstrating the application of digital technologies in agriculture at Narrabri, NSW . You will also be responsible:

  • The primary function is to coordinate the day to day operations of the new Digifarm project. This includes assisting with the establishment and monitoring of field experiments, data collection, synthesis and storage.
  • The appointee will contribute to communication and outreach activities such as farm field days and written publications.
  • The appointee will be an integral member of the newly formed Digital agriculture team in Narrabri and the key link for other University of Sydney staff working on the project. They will also be expected to work with industry partners and local farmers. The successful applicant will be encouraged to develop their own specific research interests as part of their professional development.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence and are seeking to recruit for a Research Associate role within the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, who has:

  • Degree in agronomy or agricultural engineering or similar. Understanding of digital agricultural technologies or agronomy related to farms of north west NSW Experience in the conduct of field research or farming operations
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically in small- to medium- sized groups and on an individual basis. Preparedness to contribute and write scientific papers and other outreach activities.
  • Intermediate to advance computer skills, including storing research data appropriately in databases and/or statistical analysis programs, and/or GIS and extracting relevant reporting and/or analysis.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, with a significant degree of autonomy, and take responsibility for research program to ensure milestones are achieved

Budiman Minasny | Professor in Soil-Landscape Modelling.

School of Life & Environmental Sciences | Sydney Institute of Agriculture. THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

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