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APS 6 Scientific Officer
Ref. MF120719

Our client, a Commonwealth Government department located in South Canberra is seeking an experienced APS6 Officer on a contractual basis for a 6-month period with the possibility of extension. The successful candidate will be required to start as soon as possible. In this role you will be providing high-level scientific advice in relation to applications involving intentional release of genetically modified plants into the environment.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Provide scientific support including technical aspects of applications for work involving gene technology
  • Prepare science-based risk management plans
  • Research and assessment of applications relating to GMO licences
  • Prepare reports for consideration by expert committees
  • Travel nationally to participate in inspections
  • Provide written reports to support the director in decision making

    Job capabilities:

  • Strong level of stakeholder engagement
  • Strong communication skills both written and oral
  • Proven problem-solving skills are essential
  • Ability to understand the legislative framework and apply the knowledge.

    Candidates should have a degree in science from an Australian tertiary institution, or comparable overseas qualification. As a minimum a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, agricultural science, weed science, botany, genetics, toxicology, ecology, immunology, microbiology, virology or pathology

    SOS Recruitment is committed to the principles of workplace diversity and equity in employment and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people with disabilities, women, people with family responsibilities, people with diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds, religious beliefs and LGBTIQ people.

    Please complete the following to register your interest in this position:

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