TERN Surveillance Soil Scientist

Job no: 503081
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Technical, Laboratory and Research Support, HEO6

(HEO6) $78,476 to $84,801 per annum plus an employer contribution of 9.5% superannuation will apply

Fixed term position until 30 June 2021

The Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) Ecosystem Surveillance team is seeking a TERN Soil Scientist to join its ranks

Located in a supportive environment at Waite Campus, The University of Adelaide, TERN Soil Scientist will have opportunity to interact and collaborate with the soil science group in School of Agriculture, Food and Wine and the Soil Science Australia Federal Office.

The TERN Surveillance Soil Scientist will be responsible for conducting soil surveys at TERN Surveillance ecological monitoring plots across Australia. This will include following established survey protocols, sample collection and analysis, data recording, management of samples both in the field, and working alongside the TERN Surveillance Curator, management of samples upon return to the Waite Campus. The TERN Surveillance Soil Scientist will also be responsible for contributing to management and maintenance of field equipment, vehicles, fuel and camping equipment, and supervision of volunteers.

TERN is the national observatory for Australian ecosystems, delivering data streams that enable environmental research and management. TERN’s infrastructure is designed to examine Australian ecosystems and ecosystem processes at different scales from targeted monitoring at the local level, through to surveillance monitoring at regional scales, through to continental scale observation and modelling.

To be successful you will need:

  • Relevant experience in carrying out soils surveys, including field identification/classification, sample collection and analysis techniques.

  • Knowledge of ecological/environmental/landscape monitoring, including soil and landscape methodologies.

  • Experience undertaking remote area field operations, including implementing safety protocols, conducting risk assessment and management, and following standard operating procedures regarding a range of working conditions appropriate for the position, i.e. remote communications using a range of communication equipment, remote area driving including four-wheel drive conditions and driving at night and, manual handling.

  • Demonstrated ability to operate proactively with minimal supervision.

  • Strong attention to detail to ensure data integrity.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research in: agriculture; food and wine; animal and veterinary sciences; biological sciences; and physical sciences. It develops future science leaders, and actively partners with innovative industries to solve scientific problems of global significance.

Learn more at: sciences.adelaide.edu.au

If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click the link to the online application form below and address and upload your responses to all selection criteria. Applications close 11:55pm, 8 October 2019.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Associate Professor Ben Sparrow
School of Biological Sciences
P: +61 (8) 83131201
E: ben.sparrow@adelaide.edu.au

For queries regarding the application process for this position, contact:

Michelle Carter
HR Coordinator, Sciences Faculty Office
P: +61 (8) 83139271
E: michelle.carter@adelaide.edu.au

To view the position description, please visit The University of Adelaide careers website

To apply

Please apply through The University of Adelaide careers website

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.