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Research Assistant (8 Casual Positions)

Date: 01-May-2019

Location: Narrabri, NSW, AU Dalby, QLD, AU

Company: CSIRO

The Opportunity

  • Are you enthusiastic and enjoy hands-on field work?
  • Interested in working with the team developing new cotton varieties for the Australian cotton industry?
  • Join CSIRO Agriculture and Food and make a difference!


CSIRO Agriculture and Food is currently offering casual work opportunities at our Cotton Breeding Group for the coming cotton harvest. You will be part of a team that develops new cotton varieties for the Australian cotton industry. As a research assistant you will assist with general field and greenhouse operations and maintenance, sampling experiments, processing samples and harvesting cotton experiments at Myall Vale (Narrabri), NSW and Dalby, QLD.

Your duties will include

  • Assisting with planting, weeding and maintenance of field and greenhouse experiments.
  • Assisting with hand and machine harvest of experiments at the Australian Cotton Research Institute and other district sites.
  • Ginning cotton samples and assisting with fibre quality testing.
  • Working as part of a multi-disciplinary research team to carry out tasks in support of scientific research.


Location: Myall Vale (Narrabri), NSW & Dalby, QLD

Salary: AU$24.84 per hour plus 25% casual loading

Tenure: Casual

Reference: 61618


To be successful you will need

  • A current class C drivers licence.
  • The ability to lift, bend, walk and undertake repetitive tasks while adhering to safe work practices in a team environment.
  • The ability to undertake manual handling and operate equipment in accordance with Health and Safety Procedures.
  • The capability to provide high attention to detail while completing set tasks.
  • The ability and willingness to work in harsh and adverse conditions while maintaining health and safety requirements.
  • The capability to carry out tasks under the direction of scientific researchers, and work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary, regionally dispersed research team.


For details about who to contact and for more information please view Position Description


We’re working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure all our people feel supported to do their best work and empowered to let their ideas flourish.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance


At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment. 

Apply Online

To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.

Applications Close

31 May 2019


We reserve the right to withdraw this ad prior to the closing date.

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