Position Vacant – Grape and Wine Quality 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 culture at the AWRI is professional, innovative and sets high standards. As part of these standards the AWRI offers favourable working conditions and an environment conducive to success. 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 projects based at the AWRI that are funded as part of the Australian Government’s Rural Research and Development for Profit program. The position will provide technical support for two projects: 1) developing rapid methods to detect disease in grapes and 2) evaluating options to prevent or remove taint caused by smoke exposure of grapes. Activities will focus on the collection, preparation and presentation of grape, juice and wine samples for analysis.

The ideal candidate will be technically proficient in both laboratory and field work, an excellent communicator and team player, and will have a high level of integrity and scientific curiosity. Experience in chemistry is highly desirable.

For a position description please visit Technical Officer Position Description Rural RD for Profit or for more information please contact Dr Paul Petrie on (08) 8313 6600 or paul.petrie@awri.com.au

Applications should be completed via the online application form by Friday 18 August 2017. Only applications that are completed via the online application form will be accepted.