Opportunities with AEGIC

AEGIC is a dynamic research, development and market intelligence organisation focused on increasing value in the Australian grains industry.

We have offices in Perth and Sydney staffed by highly qualified and experienced scientists and industry experts.

Environmental corporate portraits of AEGIC Management Staff and Scientists

Benefits of working with AEGIC

This dynamic and innovative organisation offers you family-friendly flexible working conditions, wellbeing initiatives and a workplace where your personal and professional development is supported.

Values and culture

AEGIC strives to be an employer of choice and is committed to supporting a values-based culture that drives our vision and facilitates a safe, harmonious and productive workplace.

AEGIC’s five core values are Integrity and Respect; Leadership; Innovation; Excellence and Collaboration.

These values make up Our Values Touchstone.

The Values Touchstone is integrated into everything the business does including how AEGIC recruits, manages, communicates, recognises and interacts with our staff, clients, collaborators and the wider community.

Positions Vacant

Baking Research Scientist

Applications close 4pm Friday 27 October, 2017

The Baking Research Scientist supports the competitiveness of Australian wheat through technical research, market development and extension activities to identify development opportunities for new and innovative baking processes in the baking industry, particularly in South East Asia.

This position uses an inherent understanding of customer wheat and end-product quality requirements to provide technical expertise and lead development in baking technology as applied in different parts of the world.

This position plays a critical role in achieving AEGIC’s vision as the leader in market insight, innovation and applied technology research in the grains industry; and will positively contribute to the development and maintenance of AEGIC’s organisational values and culture.

Candidates will be selected against the following criteria:
1. Degree in Cereal Chemistry, Agricultural Science, Baking Technology or approved equivalent. Higher degree preferable;
2. Extensive working experience in grains industry (preferably baking sector);
3. Demonstrated ability to carry out scientific research activities with commercial focus and outcomes relevant to the baking industry;
4. Sound knowledge and demonstrated technical competency in grain quality, flour milling, test baking and bread manufacturing (test baking & commercial);
5. Expertise in training and transfer of technical information to internal as well as external clients, including overseas stakeholders, with a demonstrated ability to plan, design and execute technical in-market overseas workshops;
6. Experience in initiating, directing and leading data management projects successfully;
7. The ability to establish networks and communicate effectively with a diverse range of people and cultures;
8. Alignment with AEGIC’s cultural values including experience in demonstrating and fostering innovative behaviours to deliver innovative outcomes.

How would I benefit from working with AEGIC?
This dynamic and innovative organisation offers flexible working conditions, great wellbeing initiatives and a place where learning and development opportunities are promoted and supported. Take advantage of this opportunity to work with highly skilled, caring and considerate colleagues and create global impacts in an industry-good role for the grains industry.

Where is it located?
South Perth. Western Australia has a relaxed outdoor lifestyle, diverse landscapes and climates. The capital city, Perth, is a modern city of 1.7 million people situated on the bank of the beautiful Swan River and sapphire blue, clean beaches and was recently nominated one of the 10 most liveable cities in the world.

How long is my tenure?
Maximum term opportunity to 30 June 2020.

Who do I contact for more information?
For more details about this position contact Wheat Quality Technical Markets Manager,
Dr Larisa Cato by phone 0477 310 086 or email larisa.cato@aegic.org.au

How Do I Apply?
Download the job description at www.aegic.org.au and apply online by submitting a cover letter, resume and statement addressing the selection criteria outlined in this advertisement to Alison.Forrest@aegic.org.au by 27 October 2017 4.00pm.

Previous applicants need not apply.

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Grain Quality Laboratory Manager

Applications close 4pm Wednesday 1 November, 2017

This newly created position offers you an exciting opportunity to join the national grain quality laboratory to work in the priority areas of technical market engagement, capacity building, research innovation and improving the end-product performance and competitiveness of Australian wheat varieties.

Based in South Perth, the Grain Quality Laboratory Manager has responsibility for the provision of professional and timely grain analytical and research services for AEGIC customers, including customer and staff relations and business planning.

This position plays a critical role in achieving AEGIC’s vision as the leader in Australian export grains science, technology and innovation; and will positively contribute to the development and maintenance of AEGIC’s organisation culture and values.

Candidates will be selected from the following criteria:
• Operational management of AEGIC’s Perth-based grain quality analytical laboratory (all grains).
• Deliver all related outputs from the relevant Annual Operating Plan and Business Unit Plan.
• Assist with business development activity to build grain quality laboratory testing clientele.
• Lead alignment between Perth and Sydney facilities specifically in relation to NATA and LIMS system.
• Coordinate with stakeholders regarding laboratory proficiency and accreditations.
• Conduct regular reviews to stay abreast of current methods and standards and ensure laboratory proficiency.
• Strategically partner to maximise the impact and delivery of grain analytical services and quality research & development (R&D). Through involvement with clients such as breeding companies, processors, growers, end users and other stakeholders, this work will accelerate the improvement of grain quality and functionality and the development of innovative processing technologies.
• Coordinate the day to day activities of the staff to deliver services within budget and efficiently.

Your strong laboratory experience will assist you to provide technical support to research survey inspection and laboratory activities involving grain. You will participate in the implementation and evaluation of procedures and operations and assist with the maintenance of laboratory and experimental equipment used in research projects. You will be required to liaise with project managers regarding the organisation and operation of project activities. You will manage a team of technical officers and have responsibility for maintaining and updating procedural and information resources as required.

Essential for success in this position:
Strong technical and business development skills; ability to carry out activities relevant to grain quality and food/processing; demonstrated technical competency in chemistry laboratories, methods and procedures relating to flour testing, dough rheology and end product assessment; demonstrated understanding of the Occupational Safety and Health practices in a laboratory; advanced skills in Internet and Microsoft applications. Alignment with our values of respect & integrity, innovation, collaboration, leadership and excellence will also be considered in hiring for this position.

How would I benefit from working with AEGIC?
This dynamic and innovative organisation offers flexible working conditions, great wellbeing initiatives and a place where learning and development opportunities are promoted and supported. Take advantage of this opportunity to work with highly skilled, caring and considerate colleagues and create global impacts in an industry-good role for the grains industry.

Where is it located?
South Perth. Western Australia has a relaxed outdoor lifestyle, diverse landscapes and climates. The capital city, Perth, is a modern city of 1.7 million people situated on the bank of the beautiful Swan River and sapphire blue, clean beaches and was recently nominated one of the 10 most liveable cities in the world.

How long is my tenure?
Maximum term opportunity to 30 June 2020.

Who do I contact for more information?
For more details about this position contact Wheat Quality Technical Markets Manager,
Dr Larisa Cato by phone 0477 310 086 or email larisa.cato@aegic.org.au

How Do I Apply?
Download the job description apply by submitting a cover letter, resume and statement addressing the selection criteria to Alison.Forrest@aegic.org.au by 1 November 2017 at 4.00 pm.

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