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Research Officer (Grapevine Diseases)
Department of Primary Industries and Regions
Job reference: 515490
Location: 5064 - URRBRAE
Job status: Long Term Contract
Eligibility: Open to Everyone

The Opportunity

We have an opportunity for a Research Officer (Grapevine Diseases) to be part of our South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) and Major Programs Division within the Department of Primary Industries and Regions.

The primary purpose of the role is to assist with the management of industry funded research on grapevine trunk diseases and the delivery of project milestones.

The role contributes to delivering the agency’s priorities including Sustain the resource - Protect and maximise primary industry resources through integration of targeted research, monitoring, policy and regulatory.

The role contributes to delivering applied science that grows South Australia’s primary industries, food and wine.

About Us

South Australia is internationally recognised for the quality of its agriculture, food and wine. Our regions are the backbone of our state and the economic powerhouse that drives prosperity for all South Australians.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) is a key economic development agency working in partnership with our primary industries, regional stakeholders and across all levels of government to advance the prosperity and sustainability of South Australia’s primary industries and regional communities.

We are a passionate team of around 800 people working across metropolitan and regional South Australia to develop and protect our state’s regions and food, wine, aquaculture, fisheries, forestry, grains, livestock, dairy and horticulture industries.

It's no wonder there are so many exciting and diverse career opportunities in our organisation. If you’re ready to join us, apply now!


At the Department of Primary Industries and Regions, we offer our employees challenging and rewarding work with opportunities for career progression, learning and development and flexibility.

Our Commitment to Diversity

The Department of Primary Industries and Regions is committed to building a flexible, diverse and inclusive culture, planning for and promoting diversity. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse community groups and ages including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQ, people with disabilities, women and other diversity groups. The Department of Primary Industries and Regions recognises the benefits that such an approach brings for our staff and customers in delivering the future of SA.

Special Conditions

  • Successful applicant will be required to satisfactorily complete a National Police Check (NPC) prior to being made an offer of employment
  • Australian residency or current works permit is required (responsibility of applicant to provide evidence of a current work permit).


  • Full time vacancy until 30/6/2027
  • Possession of a current driver’s licence and willingness to drive.
  • Out of hours work and inter / intrastate travel, including absence overnight for short periods, will be required.
  • Essential: A degree in Agricultural Science, Science, or related discipline.


PO1 $66,469 - $81,142 per annum



Mark Sosnowski
Phone: 8429 2281

Application Instructions

All applications must be submitted online.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a Covering Letter (no more than 3 pages) outlining your skills and experience in relation to the Professional and Technical Knowledge, Collaborative Approach and Problem Solving capabilities of the role description and a current CV (no more than 5 pages). Applicants must include the contact information of at least 2 referees with 1 being your immediate supervisor/manager and a completed “Pre-Employment Declaration in the SA Public Sector” form.

Applications close: 30/01/2023 11:45 PM

- 16893612 - Role Description - PO1 Research Officer (Grapevine Diseases).pdf
- Application Guidelines.pdf
- Pre-Employment-Declaration_240522.pdf

Flexibility Statement
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.