Positions Vacant- NSW Dairy Industry Storm and Flood Industry Recovery Program

Are you interested in joining a world-renowned extension and research team, reshaping your career and developing skills in dairy risk analysis and consultancy?

Do you have a passion for supporting the dairy farming sector through the challenges faced by increasingly extreme climate events?

Scibus has an exciting, novel, and pivotal NSW Dairy Industry recovery project and seeks two dairy industry extension professionals to assist with the project’s development and delivery. The exciting roles will involve assisting with development of on-farm risk assessment and management strategies designed to improve dairy business sustainability and resilience in the face of a changing climate and weather-related disasters. You will be involved in the project development, on-farm collection of data, development of information and plans for farmers and communication of results and recommendations, in both “one on one” and group settings. You will also have the opportunity to be exposed to general dairy industry consultancy and research activities within Scibus and will also have support to attend other industry training and events.

The roles are full-time, salaried positions that are supported by the NSW Government’s Storm and Flood Industry Recovery Program. The positions could suit recent veterinary or agricultural science, animal veterinary and bioscience or agricultural economics graduates or postgraduates looking to further develop their career in extension-delivery. The roles would also equally suit existing industry extension professionals, or someone motivated to transition to a career in extension and consultancy. Knowledge of quantitative nutrition would be an advantage.

The project team will be based in Camden, NSW with Scibus and the positions will involve some travel to all NSW dairy regions (applicants are required to have a driver’s license and their own vehicle). The two project positions will be structured around the skills of the applicants and will be commencing ASAP and concluding 30th December 2024 and offers an attractive remuneration package. There is also potential for ongoing employment with Scibus at the conclusion of the engagement for suitable applicants.

Pre-requisites for the position include:
• Completed degree or post graduate qualification in veterinary, agricultural or animal/veterinary/bio science or agricultural economics
• Drivers license and own vehicle (trial associated mileage paid at statutory rate)
• Competency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
• Understanding of Australian dairy farming systems and high-level communication skills with broad capacity to interact at all levels of the Australian Dairy Industry
• Organizational skills, good time management, and ability to work autonomously
• Proficiency with visual and public speaking presentation skills
• Australian Permanent Residency
• Knowledge of dairy feeding systems and quantitative nutrition would be an advantage

If you are interested in being involved in an industry-critical project and wish to further your career in dairy consultancy and extension, please contact Neil Moss on 0412 558 532 or nmoss@scibus.com.au for further details by the 20th of January 2023.

2022 Student Compendium

Calling all Animal Science Postgraduate students

Would you like the opportunity to present the results of your research at the 19th Asian-Australian Association of Animal Production (AAAP) Animal Science Congress?

 The 19th AAAP Congress will be held in Jeju Korea from 23 – 26 August 2022

The organising committee of the AAAP 2022 Congress in partnership with AAAS, is offering a scholarship to a current Australian Animal Science postgraduate student The scholarship will include free registration and $500 USD from AAAP2022 and $700 AUS from AAAS to provide you with the opportunity to present your research as either an oral or poster presentation.

The successful student would be required to attend the AAAP2022 conference in person.

To be considered for this scholarship you will need to:

All applications must be received by the AAAS Executive Officer (sue@makinoutcomes.com.au) by Friday 22nd April 2022.

Challenges and opportunities in cell-based meat production

The AAAS Vic & Tas Branch is pleased to invited you to attend the March Hot Topics in Animal Sciences Webinar with Prof Robyn Warner on Monday 21st March 2022 at 7.30 pm AEST.

Prof. Robyn Warner is a Professor in Meat Science in the School of Agriculture and Food at The University of Melbourne, in Australia. She has received international and national awards for her role on the Meat Standards Australia food grading scheme, and also for her research.  Robyn is very interested in the topic of cell-based meat production and her lab is undertaking research in this area. The area is evolving so fast and the challenges bring together experts across the disciplines of basic muscle biology, chemical engineering, environmental /  food / material science, food chemistry as well as consumer and sensory science. Prof. Warner enjoys undertaking research on fundamental aspects of the biochemistry, biology and biophysics of muscle and food in determining quality.

All are welcome to attend the webinar and discussion which is being held directly before the AAAS Vic & Tas AGM. Only financial members of Vic & Tas AAAS Branch are eligible to vote in the AGM.

Victorian & Tasmanian AAAS Branch Webinar & Annual General Meeting
Mon, Mar 21, 2022 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM (AEDT)

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A reminder to all Vic & Tas members to submit your committee nominations to the AAAS Executive officer (Sue Hatcher sue@makinoutcomes.com.au) by Wednesday 16th March 2022.

Victoria Branch Launch

The launch of a Victorian & Tasmanian Branch for the Australian Association of Animal Sciences (AAAS) has brought together animal scientists from academia, industry and government on the newly formed Vic & Tas Branch Committee.