First listed on: 17 August 2018

Reference No: 321928
Full Time up to 36 months
$79,552 - $88,420 per annum, PO2

The Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Research Officer, Animal Reproduction to be part of our South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) Division within PIRSA. The role reports to the Livestock Innovation and Welfare Research Scientist.

The Senior Research Officer (Animal Reproduction) conducts research within the Livestock Innovation and Welfare (LIW) Science Program at the Turretfield Research Centre. The LIW Science Program aims to improve livestock production and welfare, with a focus on reproduction, utilizing cutting edge techniques in assisted reproduction technology (ART). The LIW team provides specialist services and innovative research capabilities in reproduction for sheep and cattle to enhance genetic improvement programs.

The Senior Research Officer is responsible for providing high level research support to the Livestock Innovation and Welfare Group and will contribute to SARDI’s role of leading and conducting innovative research in ART which will benefit the Livestock industries through increased production efficiency/capacity.

About Us

Primary Industries and Regions SA, as a key economic development agency of the South Australian Government, works across a diverse range of industry sectors including agriculture, livestock, forestry, fishing and aquaculture and regional development. We involve and engage with others to ensure we make good decisions, have clear policies, plan and implement effective programs, drive relevant projects, promote efficient resource use and broker shared responsibility. In this way we enable the State’s primary industry sectors and regions to remain competitive, productive and sustainable.


At PIRSA, we offer our employees challenging and rewarding work with opportunities for career progression, learning and development and flexibility.

Our Commitment to Diversity

PIRSA 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. PIRSA recognises the benefits that such an approach brings for our staff and customers in delivering the future of SA.

Special Conditions

This is a contract / term vacancy up to 36 months. Some intra-state and occasional interstate travel, including absence overnight, will be required. A current “car” driver’s licence and willingness to drive is essential. The position is located at Turretfield Research Centre, Rosedale, South Australia, 5350. Out of hours’ work may be required.


An appropriate tertiary degree in Animal Science with Animal Reproduction or equivalent is required. A postgraduate qualification in Animal Reproduction is desirable.


Jennifer Kelly
Phone: 8524 9668 or 0418 808 932

Application requirements

Applications must be submitted online via, citing Reference Number: 321928.

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, Attention to Detail and Investigative Skills 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 August 2018

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.

SARDI is a business division of Primary Industries and Regions SA.

Recent Jobs