Position Vacant: Technical Officer – Viticulture

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 Technical Officer – Viticulture. The successful applicant will play a supporting role in the delivery of the AWRI’s viticulture capability, which is aimed at the dissemination of knowledge and information to the grape and wine sector. This will include technical support, extension and regulatory activities.

The ideal candidate will hold a degree in viticulture or related discipline and have at least two years’ practical experience of grapegrowing and production practices, including pest and disease management. The ability to manage and interpret data and high-level skills using the Microsoft Office suite are required. Superior communication skills and a passion for advancing viticulture are also prerequisites.

A two-year fixed term contract will be offered in the first instance. The position will be based at the Waite Research Precinct, Adelaide, SA.

A position description is available from Technical Officer – Viticulture 2021. For further information, please contact Marcel Essling, Senior Viticulturist on (08) 8313 6600 or marcel.essling@awri.com.au.

Applications should be completed via the online application form at http://www.awri.com.au by Monday, 12 April 2021. Only applications that are completed via the online application form will be considered.