Position Vacant: Manager – Applied Biosciences

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 a maternity leave cover contract for the position of Manager – Applied Biosciences. The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of the Applied Biosciences Team within the AWRI Commercial Services division for a 12-month period. This includes overseeing service delivery and staff management for microbiology and virus testing laboratories, as well as fee-for-service commercial applied bioscience projects.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD (or a Master’s degree with significant experience) in a molecular biology or microbiology-related field and a minimum of three years’ experience in a senior laboratory or research-based role within the wine industry. They will have an in-depth understanding of wine microbiological principles, particularly relating to wine spoilage in ageing and packaged wines, and proficiency in wine microbiology testing procedures. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with team management experience highly desirable.

A position description is available from 2020 Manager Applied Biosciences Position Description. For more information please contact Dr Eric Wilkes on (08) 8313 6600 or eric.wilkes@awri.com.au.

Applications should be completed via the online application form on the AWRI website by Friday, 11 September 2020. Only applications that are completed via the form on the AWRI website will be considered.