Extension Scientist

  • Albert St, Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia
  • Full-time

Company Description

Who we are?

At Cesar Australia, we believe in practical science and sustainable solutions. We conduct scientific research and extension across agriculture, conservation and biosecurity, working on a range of native and invasive land and aquatic animals and plants. Multi-year projects are the norm, but we also offer customised services such as training workshops, outreach talks, laboratory-based services and genetic strategies for threatened species. Making sure our research is innovative, can be applied in the real-world, and is delivered and accessible to the user is paramount.

Job Description

What will you be doing?

You will perform the role of Extension Scientist by developing communication and extension offerings that use leading and innovative technologies to support research adoption and agricultural industry capacity building. Ultimately, you will navigate Cesar Australia’s extension initiatives with a view to achieve practice change among end-users by promoting and explaining the real-life application of Cesar Australia’s research findings. In this role you will:

  • Support the Team Lead - Extension in achieving Cesar Australia’s extension goals.

  • Contribute to extension strategies and project design.

  • Identify Cesar Australia research outputs requiring extension, as well as, developing and executing delivery pathways. This involves organising workshops, developing information videos, writing engaging articles, holding webinars or speaking at conferences and industry meetings.

  • Collaborate with Cesar Australia researchers and project partners on the development of practical tools and resources for grain growers, and other agricultural industries and identify extension output needs.

  • Make use of new technologies and extension best-practices to support effective and efficient research adoption.

  • Liaise with funding bodies and project collaborators to support launch of new agricultural extension initiatives.

Qualifications

What would make you a good candidate?

  • You have a degree in agriculture, natural resource management, or environmental science and previous experience working within agriculture, particularly in the grains or horticulture space.

  • You are experienced in developing written materials that articulate, interpret, and explain complex scientific concepts.

  • You are a goal-orientated communicator, and you have the ability to understand scientific research and share this information effectively with a large spectrum of different stakeholders.

  • You are a confident public speaker, who can assimilate information quickly, and has experience developing and running workshops.

  • You are motivated by a fast-paced environment where you will have to constantly adapt with a can-do attitude - no two days are the same, seriously!

  • Our core values resonate with you: Scientific excellence, Bring grit, Love it & own it, Trust yourself and each other, Do good for the environment.

Additional Information

Benefits

What it means to work for us

You get to be a part of supporting the conservation and agriculture sectors and have a chance to make a real impact every single day you come to work. Some of the other perks of working with us:

  • A collaborative, flat structured team environment with people who truly love what they do.

  • Opportunity to work with a purpose-driven business – we are committed to making a positive impact in the world currently from our office in leafy Parkville, but soon from buzzing Brunswick.

  • Regular social activities and celebrations.

  • Individual, yearly learning & development budget.

  • Flexible work arrangements, including remote working.

 

Anne Roe once penned “Nothing in science has any value to society, if it is not communicated.” If you feel the same, take the leap and apply with us.

To start your application with us, please submit your CV, a list of past research projects and a cover letter (yep, we do read them) and we will be in touch as soon as we can. Please include the word "#agricomms” at the top of your cover letter so that we know you really took the time to read our job ad.