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Scientific Software Developer

University of Adelaide

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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Job Posted: 04/10/2017

Job Category:

IT and Telecommunications / Software Engineer

Job description:

Apply now Job no: 497506
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Location: Adelaide
Categories: Technical, Laboratory and Research Support, Information and Communications Technology, HEO5

  • Prestigious international university
  • Wide range of employee benefits
  • Design and development of web-based tool-kits for researchers in plant breeding / plant genetics

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia''s leading Group of Eight, research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world. Established in 1874, it is Australia''s third oldest university with a strong reputation for preparing educated leaders and delivering research outcomes that contribute to local, national and global wellbeing.

University of Adelaide employees enjoy a range of benefits and favourable work conditions that include opportunities for career development and advancement. 

The Faculty of Sciences is one of five faculties at the University of Adelaide. As the first university in Australia to grant degrees in science (1882), science has long been at the cornerstone of the institution and this continues today. As a research and education leader in fields such as agriculture, food & wine, animal & veterinary sciences, biological sciences, and physical sciences, the Faculty offers an exciting and innovative work environment.

The School of Agriculture, Food and Wine is embedded in the Faculty of Sciences. The school is located at the University''s Waite campus, the pre-eminent agricultural and wine science research site in the Southern Hemisphere. The School offers academic programs in food and nutrition science, applied biology, agricultural science, viticulture and oenology and plant biotechnology. The School of Agriculture, Food and Wine has world-class expertise and facilities in human nutrition, agricultural and plant sciences, plant breeding, viticulture and oenology and biochemistry. The School is home to a range of research centres and works closely with a number of co-located partners including CSIRO (Agriculture, Land & Food), South Australian Research & Development Institute and Australian Wine Research Institute, as well as the South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute.

The Biometry group at the Waite Campus provides statistical support to the grains industry and is strongly affiliated with the nation-wide project Statistics for the Australian Grains Industry (SAGI-III) which is funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC). Working in close collaboration with other group members, the software developer will design, develop and maintain online statistical applications (web-based toolkits) in the field of plant breeding / plant genetics and agronomy research for use by researchers at the University. The software developer will responsible for the delivery of end-to-end solutions including the development of training materials and workshops for researchers and practitioners in agriculture.

This role is primarily responsible for the Design and development of web-based toolkits for researchers in plant breeding / plant genetics.

Salary: Level 5/6, $61,808 to $81,548 per annum.

Superannuation: An employer contribution of 9.5% applies

Term of position:  This fixed-term contract is available immediately for 12 months.

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • B.Sc/M.Sc in Computing Science, Information Technology or Software Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • University sponsorship for a work visa is not on offer for this role.  Applicants must already hold and be able to maintain valid work rights for Australia

Position requirements

  • Evidence of well-developed programming skills in languages such as HTML, CSS, Javascript, ASP
  • Strong track record in web site design and development
  • Practical system administration / configuration experience under Linux and Windows
  • Good understanding of cloud-based technologies (preferably Amazon Web Services)
  • Experience of designing / developing relational databases (e.g. MySQL, SQL Server)

Please address and upload your responses to the selection criteria / ''Knowledge and Experience'' section of the position description within the online application. If you have any queries regarding this position, please contact Dr Olena Kravchuk, Lecturer in Applied Statistics  email:

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Only applications made through the University of Adelaide''s website will be accepted

Closing Date: 5pm 18 October 2017

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

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