Agricultural Extension Officer

Northern Suburbs
Farming, Animals & Conservation
Agronomy & Farm Services
Full time
Posted 14d ago

We are a growing research company on the search for an Agricultural Extension Officer who has a passion to collaborate with researchers and Australian growers to create real world solutions in agriculture. If that sounds like you, read on!

Who we are?

At Cesar Australia, we believe in practical science and sustainable solutions. We conduct scientific research and extension across agriculture, conservation and biosecurity, working on a range of native and invasive land and aquatic animals. Multi-year projects are the norm, but we also offer customised services such as training workshops, outreach talks and laboratory-based services. Making sure our research is innovative, can be applied in the real-world, and is delivered to the user is paramount.

What will you be doing?

You will perform the role of Agricultural Extension Officer by developing communication and extension offerings that use leading and innovative technologies to support research adoption and agricultural industry capacity building. Ultimately, you will contribute to Cesar Australia’s extension initiatives with a view to achieve practice change among end users (mainly agronomists and growers). You will make this impact by promoting and explaining the real-life application of Cesar Australia’s research findings on topics such as insecticide resistance, integrated pest management and beneficial insects. 

In this role you will:

  • Support the Team Lead - Extension in achieving Cesar Australia’s extension goals.
  • Contribute to extension strategies and project design.
  • Identify Cesar Australia research outputs requiring extension and design new and exciting ways to share this research with our end-users. This involves organising workshops, developing information videos, writing engaging articles, holding webinars and speaking at conferences and industry meetings.
  • Collaborate with Cesar Australia researchers and project partners on development of practical tools and resources for grain growers and other agricultural industries.
  • Make use of new technologies and extension best-practices to support effective and efficient research adoption and drive practice change to support sustainable agriculture.
  • Liaise with funding bodies and project collaborators to support launch of new agricultural extension initiatives.


What would make you a good candidate?

  • You have a degree in agriculture, entomology, natural resource management, or environmental science and previous experience working within agriculture, particularly in the grains or horticulture space. We are especially interested in hearing from candidates with experience in agronomy and/or integrated pest management.
  • You have a passion for sustainable agriculture and working with communities to develop practical management solutions.
  • You are experienced in developing written materials that articulate, interpret, and explain complex scientific concepts.
  • You have experience with science communication, and the ability to understand scientific research and share this information effectively with a large spectrum of different stakeholders.
  • You are a confident public speaker, who can assimilate information quickly, and have experience developing and running workshops.
  • You are motivated by a fast-paced environment where you can learn skills quickly and adapt with a positive attitude - no two days are the same, seriously!
  • Our core values resonate with you: Scientific excellence, Bring grit, Love it & own it, Trust yourself and each other, Do good for the environment.


What it means to work for us

You get to be a part of a passionate team supporting the agriculture sector and to make a real impact every single day you come to work. Some of the other perks of working with us:

  • A collaborative, flat structured team environment with people who want to make a difference and truly love what they do.
  • Opportunity to work with a purpose-driven business – we are committed to making a positive impact on the world from our office in buzzing Brunswick.
  • A fast paced and adaptable work environment where we’re not afraid to take on new challenges.
  • Be part of a small, supportive extension team, where members take ownership of individual projects .
  • Regular social activities and celebrations.
  • Individual, yearly learning & development budget.
  • Flexible work arrangements, including remote working.

Anne Roe once penned “Nothing in science has any value to society, if it is not communicated.” If you feel the same, take the leap and apply with us.

To start your application with us, please submit your CV, a list of past research and/or science communication outputs and a cover letter (yep, we do read them) via the apply button on seek. Please include the word "#agricomms" at the top of your cover letter so that we know you really took the time to read our job ad.

If you have any further questions about the role please contact Dr Lizzy Lowe
Applications will close on the 3rd of November, but we will assess applications as they come in, and may fill the position before then. So don’t wait to hit submit!

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