First listed on: 23 July 2018

Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow (Viticulture)



  • Apply your creative thoughts and industry knowledge to develop your own research profile
  • Work in premium growing regions and benefit from strong industry linkages
  • Enjoy a regional lifestyle

The Role

Fixed Term (3 years), Full Time

  • $92,117 to $130,114 pa (plus 17% superannuation)
  • Orange or Wagga Wagga

A unique opportunity to utilise your entrepreneurial skills to develop your own research program aligned to industry priorities and to make a global impact. Benefit from the support of NWGIC and CSU for analytical wine making and sensory sciences.

To be successful you will have:

  • A doctoral qualification , relevant to viticulture or plant sciences or equivalent accreditation and standing
  • A significant record of research at a national and/or international standing relevant to the discipline area
  • Demonstrated skills in the design and implementation of innovative research in the plant sciences

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Development and Industry) encompasses the Research Office, the Office of Global Engagement and Partnerships, the Office of Indigenous Affairs, the four University Research Centres plus a number of strategic agendas including ethics and compliance, commercialisation of research, the AgriPark and contribution to the University Strategy. The DVC RDI, in collaboration with the Pro Vice-Chancellor Global Engagement (Research and Partnership), stewards the development of collaborative connections between CSU and industry, end-users and stakeholders to strengthen and expand the research agenda. Closer strategic partnerships are sought based on the internationally competitive nature and relevance of CSU research and the opportunity to provide Higher Degree by Research students with a more comprehensive training.

The National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC) generates scientific knowledge through research in the fields of viticulture and oenology. The Centre generates outstanding research outcomes thanks to the impressive expertise of researchers, excellent facilities and equipment, and alliance with the NSW Department of Primary Industry, and the New South Wales Wine Industry Association. It collaborates with commercial vineyards and wineries to ensure research is highly relevant and improves profitability and sustainability in the Australian wine industry.

CSU offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This position is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents; or applicants who hold a current valid work visa commensurate with this position.

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Leigh Schmidtke | Director, National Wine and Grape Industry Centre | lschmidtke@csu.edu.au | Ph: (02) 6933 2016

Closing Date: 11pm, 19 August 2018

 
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