Genetic Technologies Officer
  • Opportunity to work for one of the world’s leading grains research organisations
  • Your chance to drive transformational improvements in grains production
  • Three-year contract with the possibility of extension based on performance
  • Remuneration range $82k - $99k plus super and OTE performance pay
  • Located in prestigious offices in Barton in the ACT


The opportunity

Our client, the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), is one of the world’s leading grains research organisations, responsible for planning, investing in and overseeing Research, Development and Extension to deliver improvements in production, sustainability and profitability across the Australian grains industry.

The GRDC’s primary objective is to drive the discovery, development and delivery of world-class innovation to enhance the productivity, profitability and sustainability of Australian grain growers and benefit the industry and the wider community.  GRDC is committed and passionate about the Australian grains industry and values creativity, innovation and building strong relationships and partnerships based on mutual trust and respect.

Kowalski Recruitment (KR) is looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual with a strong science background, who is passionate about the Australian Grains Industry and would you like to drive transformational improvements in grains production through innovative genetics R&D.  Whether you are looking to further your career or break into the Grains industry this is an unprecedented opportunity for you to do so.

How you will be rewarded for your valued contribution:

Known for its team culture the GRDC encourages and inspires excellence.  You will be welcomed as part of the team and you will be working alongside forward-thinking and innovative people who thrive in a flexible and autonomous work environment.  You will have the opportunity to work alongside the Genetic Technologies Business Unit, and Senior Manager of Genetic Technologies to build and maintain relationships with partners and stakeholders, Manage and negotiate investments and Manage the IP Project on behalf of the Corporation.
You will receive a generous remuneration package, performance pay and opportunities to work across RDC’s within Australia, as well as receive ongoing professional development opportunities.

What we’re looking for:

  • An Individual with a Tertiary qualification in either Science, Agricultural Science, Genetics and/or experience in a related industry including plant breeding or plant life science companies;
  • Demonstrated previous experience in positively managing relationships with multiple and diverse stakeholders;
  • Someone who is technically savvy with the ability to synthesise diverse streams of information effectively;
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to work autonomously; and
  • Appreciation of commercial principles in investment management including return-on-investment, IP management and agreement (contract) development.


You will need to be an Australian Citizen and prepared to travel as and when required.  Experience in agriculture is desirable but not essential.

Does this sound like you?

To obtain the position description, email kowalskiadmin@kowalski.com.au.  To apply for the position, write a one-page cover letter (against the position requirements) outlining why you are the best person for the role, and attach your most current CV.  If you have any questions about the position before applying, please call Adam Kowalski or Ellie Connell on 02 62306636.  Applications close on 06 May 2019.