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Research & Extension Scientist – Agriculture

Salary range: $65,000-$75,000 exc. superannuation

Employer: cesar Pty Ltd.

Join our driven and engaged Sustainable Agriculture team as a Research & Extension Scientist – Agriculture.

The role – is this you?

In this role you will contribute to ensuring that research and extension of agricultural research within cesar delivers high quality and impactful outcomes and outputs to farmers and farm advisors with a view to achieving practice change among production industries.

This role will involve:

  • Delivery of laboratory and field based agricultural research in a timely manner, within budget and with scientific rigour, and translation of research findings into client reports and scientific manuscripts;
  • Providing support to the cesar Team Leads by contributing to agricultural project development and management;
  • Maintaining highly productive relationships with external stakeholders including collaborators, industry personnel and clients; and
  • Extending agricultural research findings through the delivery of industry articles, public speaking, running workshops, developing podcasts, videos and other agricultural extension media.

Skills and experience requirements

  • Bachelor degree and honours level qualification in agricultural science or a related discipline;
  • At least two years’ experience working in grains, pasture-based or horticulture primary production industries;
  • Experience engaging with farmers and farm advisors to provide advice on improving farm productivity;
  • Proven ability to plan and execute independent scientific research;
  • Experience setting and tracking project metrics;
  • Proven track record of efficiency;
  • Does not let important details go unnoticed;
  • Able to structure and process qualitative or quantitative data;
  • Outstanding communication skills;
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm and passion for agriculture and research;
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite;
  • Works effectively in a team environment; and   
  • Holds an Australian drivers license, or can obtain one.

The full position description can be found here.

Please apply via email to our Administration Manager, Frances Morell (, including the following:

  • A cover letter of no more than one page. Ensure it focuses on why this role would be the perfect opportunity for you. We would like to hear what excites you about it and the key attributes that you would bring to the role; and
  • Your CV.

cesar is a small, dynamic business offering genuine career opportunities within a supportive, hardworking and vibrant team culture. People are our biggest asset and we are committed to the professional development of our employees. Should you wish to be considered for future employment opportunities at cesar please email Frances Morell ( a covering letter outlining your particular interests and a copy of your CV.