Agricultural Scientist

Peracto is an independent agricultural research organisation and part of the STAPHYT Global Group.  We provide a range of independent research, development and related technical services to agribusiness clients, including new product development for agricultural inputs, field residue trials, plant pathology research, laboratory diagnostics, crop variety trials, product registration trials and cooperative research work.

We are looking for an experienced individual on a full-time basis (38 hours per week) to manage the Melbourne office and undertake trials in the field environment.

Primary duties include:

  • Site manager and team leader
  • Conducting field-based residue and efficacy trials in Victoria as principal Research Officer
  • Develop techniques for increasing productivity
  • Collecting, analysing and interpretation of data and samples of products
  • Preparation of high quality and timely reports
  • Studying the environmental factors affecting commercial crop production
  • Studying the effects of cultivation techniques, soils, insects and plant diseases on crops
  • Developing procedures and techniques for solving agricultural problems
  • Relationship management across internal and external stakeholders

The key attributes required for this position:

  • Sound agronomic knowledge of varying agricultural production systems, including broadacre and viticulture
  • Strong rural network and relationships
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Adaptability, dependability and an interest in self-improvement and training
  • Ability to work alone and in a team environment

Previous knowledge of OECD GLP principles and excellent computer skills along with agricultural or similar tertiary qualification are desirable, but not essential.  To qualify for this position, you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

Salary range is $70,000-$75,000 (negotiable, depending on qualifications and relevant experience)

Applications close Friday 29 November 2019

04/11/2019 $0 Western Suburbs 1 Science & Technology
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