Position Vacant – Grape and Wine Technical Officer

The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) is the Australian grape and wine industry’s own research organisation. It supports a sustainable and successful grape and wine industry through world-class research, practical solutions and knowledge transfer. The AWRI has strong links with the wine industry and other research organisations both nationally and internationally and provides a stimulating and challenging environment.

Applications are invited for the position of Technical Officer to support wine research projects based at the AWRI. The position will provide analytical support for projects investigating how aeration of fermentation can cause changes to wine style, and the role of non-volatile organic compounds in wine. The successful candidate will perform analysis of samples by spectroscopy and HPLC, and provide technical support for the extraction, isolation and purification of various compounds from wine microorganisms, grapes and wine.

The ideal candidate will hold a degree in a relevant scientific discipline (e.g. biochemistry or organic chemistry). They will have a high level of integrity and scientific curiosity, be proficient in diverse analytical techniques, and will be an excellent communicator and team player. Experience with graphical and statistical packages (e.g. Graphpad PRISM), liquid chromatography (HPLC) and/or compound isolation (e.g. DNA or protein extraction) is highly desirable.

For a position description please visit 2020 Technical Officer Position Description or for more information please contact Dr Simon Schmidt on (08) 8313 6600 or simon.schmidt@awri.com.au

Applications should be completed via the online application form at http://www.awri.com.au by Friday, 2 October 2020. Only applications that are completed via the online application form will be accepted.