First listed on: 28 April 2017

Vacancy No: 2017-19634
Roseworthy SA
Full Time up to 60 months
$159,150 - $244,845 (SAES1)

South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) provides research and development services to the state government, commercial clients and research partners to help make South Australia’s primary industries and regions internationally competitive and ecologically sustainable. SARDI’s programs are designed to increase the productivity, sustainability and adaptability of the state’s agriculture, food and wine, fisheries and aquaculture and bioscience enterprises, create opportunities for market growth, address barriers to growth and provide applied solutions.

The Research Chief Livestock & Farming Systems is responsible for the development and implementation of policies, regulatory frameworks and program initiatives to promote economic development in the primary industries sector in South Australia. Prime responsibilities for the Research Chief Livestock & Farming Systems include the initiation, drive and coordination of collaborative relationships and efforts across the Portfolio, State, Local and Federal Governments. To be successful in this role the Research Chief Livestock & Farming Systems requires strong knowledge of the economy, industry development and trade, and an excellent current understanding of, and senior level experience with, legislation and government practice.


A higher degree (PhD or equivalent) in Science, Agricultural Science, Veterinary Science, Reproductive Biology, Quantitative Genetics or related discipline relevant to the livestock sector is essential.


This is a contract / term vacancy up to 60 months. A current driver's licence and a willingness to drive is required. You may be required to work elsewhere within South Australia. Significant intrastate and interstate (and possibly overseas) travel will be necessary. A flexible approach to working hours is necessary; out of hours work is a requirement due to the nature of the role.


Dr Kathy Ophel-Keller
Phone: 83039368

Lauren Thewlis
GPO Box 397, ADELAIDE SA 5001

If you are interested in this opportunity, please provide a 3 page covering letter outlining your skills and experience in relation to the role, a CV including your current referees and a completed Pre-Employment Declaration form.

For information on how to apply and a copy of the Role Description visit



SARDI is a business division of Primary Industries and Regions SA.

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