First listed on: 06 June 2019

Research Scientist - Digital Tools for Perennial Horticulture

The Opportunity

  • Do you have crop management research experience?
  • Can you develop sensor systems to assist viticultural practice?
  • Join CSIRO Agriculture & Food and make a difference!

As the Research Scientist - Digital Tools for Perennial Horticulture, you will assist with the management and execution of existing projects in ‘digital viticulture’ funded by Wine Australia. You will engage with industry partners to ensure the technology solutions are relevant to commercial crop management.

This role will involve regular fieldwork and overnight stays away from home.

Your duties will include

  • Assisting with the management and execution of ‘digital viticulture’ projects.
  • Developing novel sensor systems and analytical tools to assist viticultural practice including yield estimation, assessment of fruit composition and assessment of canopy size, structure and composition.
  • Liaising with the project lead, CSIRO collaborators and industry partners to determine project requirements.
  • Undertaking experimental research activities and fieldwork in SA and interstate including the supervision and training of others.
  • Presenting results, preparing six-monthly reports for project funders and writing scientific papers for publication. 

Location: Adelaide SA, Australia
Salary: AU$98k - AU$106k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term of 3 years
Reference: 61694

To be successful you will need

  • A PhD (or equivalent research experience) in agronomy, plant physiology or related discipline coupled with relevant research experience.
  • Demonstrated research experience in crop management.
  • Experience in the field deployment or validation of proximal digital sensors such as 'on-the-go' imaging or continuous sensing at multiple locations, including experience of working with resulting large datasets.
  • Strong communication skills including the ability to represent the research team internally and externally, publish research results and prepare reports.
  • A sound publication record in peer-reviewed journals and/or authorship of scientific papers or reports.
  • To be able to undertake regular field work with overnight stays away from home and to hold a current driver license.

For details about who to contact and for more information please view the Position Description

CSIRO's Commitment to Diversity

We’re working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure all our people feel supported to do their best work and empowered to let their ideas flourish - D&I Strategy

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance


At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment. 

Apply Online

To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.

Applications Close

8th July 2019 (10.59 pm AEST)

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