Technical Officer, Northwest Research Stations (Nowley)

The University of Sydney
  • Opportunity to be responsible for farm operations (Nowley) and to assist the Llara cattle operations
  • Located at Nowley, Spring Ridge in the Faculty of Science
  • Full-time (38 hours per week), Up to 31 December 2019, Fixed Term, Base Salary: $91,561 p.a. - $98,709 p.a. Level 6, plus a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.


About the opportunity 

Reporting to the Senior Technical Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating the implementation and development of management plans for one of the farming operations at the Northwest Research stations (Nowley). Ensures that all farming operations are carried out in a timely and efficient manner consistent with best practice for the region. Manages relationships with all contractors and consultants as required.

Accommodation is provided onsite as per the University’s Enterprise Agreement 2018-21


About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Technical Officer who possesses:

  • Degree in agriculture, or farm management or similar qualifications or equivalent experience
  • Chemcert certificate
  • Knowledge of farming practices as they apply to a research centre and ability to develop and implement farm plans
  • Knowledge of operation of cattle practices and the use of technologies to aid these practices


About us

The Faculty of Science is one of six faculties operating within the University and includes the Schools of Chemistry, Geosciences, History and Philosophy of Science, Life and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, Psychology, and the Sydney School of Veterinary Science. The Faculty stewards a range of research entities including the Sydney Institute of Agriculture and the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics, and partners with University-wide research centres including the Charles Perkins Centre (CPC), the Brain and Mind Centre (BMC) and the University of Sydney Nano Institute.

Nowley Farm is known as the Holtsbaum Agricultural Research station and serves as a centre on the Liverpool Plains for the creation and dissemination of innovative technology for agricultural production and natural resource management.

This role primarily supports the cattle operations at Llara and the farm operations at Nowley.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change, which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.



How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.


All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 436/0319F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, 1 April 2019 (Sydney Time)


The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.


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Date Posted
20 May 2019
24 May 2019
Nowley NSW 2386
Reference Code
Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal & Fishing
Pay Description
Base Salary: $91,561 p.a. - $98,709 p.a. Level 6, plus a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.

Job Type
Full Time
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract

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