Research Associate (ALA) - Biometrics

Location: Perth
Job Type: Full time
Contact: Adrian Baddeley, John Curtin Distinguished Professor
Email: email Adrian
Reference: CURTIN35


Job No: CURTIN35
Location: Perth
Fixed term, full-time until 30 June 2021
$68,768 - $93,178 (ALA) + superannuation

Curtin University is ranked in the top 200 universities worldwide (ARWU 2017), and in the top 50 in the world for universities under the age of 50 (QS World University Rankings 2017). In recent years, Curtin has climbed significantly in global league tables and in the 2016 Nature Index results, Curtin was named as a rising star, the most collaborative of the Australian universities, and the biggest Australian mover. Curtin is industry-facing, highly engaged with relevant partners, and a major global player, with well-integrated campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, and Dubai. 

The Centre for Crop and Disease Management (CCDM) is a national research centre co-supported by Curtin University and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC). Launched in 2014, the centre’s major aim is to reduce the economic impact of crop disease for Australian growers.

Help us build Curtin’s future.

Your new role 

An exciting opportunity exists for a Research Associate, your role will contribute to the Statistics for the Australian Grains Industry (SAGI) Western Node research program funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation under the direction of John Curtin Distinguished Professor, Adrian Baddeley. The main purpose of this position is to support biometrics for the WA grains industry across an agreed range of research themes.

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You will bring to this role
  • An honours qualification in mathematical sciences is essential. A PhD relevant to the grains industry would be looked upon favourably. 
What we offer you

The salary ranges presented are those which are contained within the University's Enterprise Agreements; as are the employee benefits which include employer superannuation contribution at the rate of the current Government Superannuation Guarantee amount up to 17 percent, study assistance, a comprehensive salary packaging and wellness programs and flexible and family friendly work practices.

What we need from you 

You are encouraged to respond specifically to the selection criteria.

Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the advertised close date.

Valuing diversity and affirmative action

Curtin University embraces diversity and inclusion and invites applications from women, men and intersex individuals who share the University's values, ethics, international outlook, value diversity and have an informed respect for indigenous people. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive workplace, therefore, if you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. We will then work with you to identify the best way to assist you through the recruitment process. All personal information will be kept confidential in compliance with relevant privacy legislation.

Curtin University has a bold vision to be one of the leading institutions in the Asia-Pacific region. Curtin is now entering an exciting phase as it focuses on further building its research capacity, and improving its already strong reputation for innovation in learning and teaching.
Explore some more Centre for Crop and Disease Management.
Diseases affecting our food crops will continue to mutate, and present changing challenges. The Centre for Crop and Disease Management is helping farmers meet these challenges, and become more profitable and sustainable.

Contact details

To apply complete the application form below. Applications close: 5 pm, 30 Monday April 2018

For more information contact

John Curtin Distinguished Professor, Adrian Baddeley



Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time.