Position vacant: Scientist/Oenologist

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 work environment.

Applications are invited for the position of Scientist/Oenologist. The successful applicant will work as part of a team to provide helpdesk support for technical problems encountered by Australian grapegrowers and winemakers. Support includes identifying the root causes of problems and providing research-based, practical, up-to-date remediation solutions, as well as future prevention strategies. Investigations conducted involve sensory assessment, chemical or microbiological analysis and use of advanced analytical techniques to analyse problem grape or wine samples. The Scientist/Oenologist also contributes to the dissemination of technical information to the grape and wine community by producing content for AWRI communications such as the AWRI website, industry articles, electronic newsletters and presentations.

The ideal candidate would have relevant tertiary qualifications in science (chemistry or microbiology) and/or oenology, as well as experience working within the wine, food, beverage or a similar industry. Experience or knowledge of the use of spectroscopy, high-performance liquid chromatography, gas chromatography/mass spectrometry, and statistical analysis is also desirable. Applicants are sought who are excellent oral and written communicators, team players and have a high level of integrity and scientific curiosity.

The Position Description is available on website or contact Geoff Cowey on +61 8 8313 6600 or geoff.cowey@awri.com.au.

Applications should be completed via the the online application form by Wednesday, 10 June 2020. Only applications that are completed via the online application form will be considered.