Sensory Research Projects Officer - CSIRO - ResearchCareer

First listed on: 17 June 2019

Sensory Research Projects Officer 

The Opportunity
  • Do you have an interest in sensory properties of food?
  • Are you keen to get involved in interesting research initiatives?
  • Join CSIRO – Australia’s premier science & technology research organisation

The Position
The Research Projects Team at CSIRO is currently looking for a Sensory Research Officer who will focus on understanding the sensory properties of foods, and factors that lead to food choice, acceptance, intake, and how these interact with nutrition and health. 

You will be expected to utilise this knowledge to guide new food product development and new sensory interventions for clients by undertaking well planned sensory and consumer research.
If you are interested in designing, planning and conducting sensory and consumer science research and have the ability to disseminate research results, then this is the opportunity for you!
You will be expected to commence in February 2020 and will need to have a valid Working with Children Check (WWCC) as the research involves working with children as participants.

Your duties will include
  • Designing, planning and conducting sensory and consumer science research
  • Disseminating research results orally and in writing (commercial and scientific)
  • Leading engagement and projects with food industry clients, including writing proposals.
  • Adapting and/or developing original experimental methods/equipment/software/concepts/ ideas in support of existing and future research
  • Assisting the Research Team Leader in the management of equipment and delivery of project outcomes on time and within budget.

Location:      North Ryde, NSW
Salary:          AU$83K - AU$94K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:         Specified Term of 2.5 years
Reference:    61890

To be successful you will need

•    A relevant Bachelors or Masters Degree (e.g. Sensory Science/Food Science), plus proven experience in conducting sensory and consumer research across various food products 
•    Experience in project planning and scheduling of research experiments.
•    Ability to undertake complex sample preparatory and analytical procedures, accurately record and analyse results, adapt procedures 
•    Competence in sensory and consumer data analysis using software packages (preferably SPSS)
•    The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary, regionally dispersed research team, and carry out tasks autonomously in support of scientific research.

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

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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

Sunday 30 June 2019 at 11.59pm AEST