Western Dairy Research Scientist Employment Opportunity

The Western Dairy Research, Development & Extension Hub is an innovative, industry-led hub, formed by Western Dairy and hosted/administered by the South West Catchments Council (SWCC). Western Dairy is seeking a talented, high performing, innovative, dairy research professional who is keen to make a difference in developing the dairy industry in WA. Main duties include:

  • Design and implement research projects that meet the strategic objectives of Western Dairy and the WD RD&E Hub.
  • Manage research project budgets and allocate resources appropriately to achieve the required program outcomes and timeframes.
  • Publish research results and maintain up to date knowledge of research findings, issues and trends relevant to area of expertise.
  • Maintain stakeholder relationships at a farmer and industry level to enable effective operation of the research projects and related extension.
  • Line manage field staff and contractors to assist in research projects including the development of work plans, undertaking performance reviews, managing OH&S requirements.
  • Previous hands-on involvement in the dairy industry would be well regarded.

    Applicants must have Australian Residency or eligibility to legally work in Australia and a Current ‘C’ Class Driver’s License.

    Salary Range: $80,000 to $92,000 plus statutory superannuation

    Contract Term: to June 2018 with extension subject to further funding

    Location: Bunbury, Western Australia

    Approx. starting date: Monday 29th May 2017

    Application Closing Date: 9am WST Monday 3rd April 2017 – late or incomplete applications cannot be accepted.

    Application Procedure:

    Applications must specifically address the selection criteria in the Job Description Form.

    Application instructions and the Job Description Form are available on the Western Dairy website www.westerndairy.com.au.

    General enquiries only to:

    Esther Jones – Regional Manager, Western Dairy
    Phone: 0418 931 938 or via Email: swcc@swccnrm.org.au

  • Job Description – WD RDE Hub Research Scientist 2017
  • WD Research Scientist Application Instructions
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