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Applied Research Officer

  • New role based in Western Junction, TAS
  • Learn from and collaborate with Driscoll's global Research & Development (R&D) colleagues
  • Be part of a dynamic and supportive team



In this exciting newly created role, you will be at the forefront of cutting-edge research, supporting the development and execution of projects in new genetic deployment and special projects across all berry categories. This is your chance to showcase your technical prowess in growing techniques, plant types and genetics as you coordinate and roll out on-farm and Test Plot trials.

Reporting directly to the Applied Research Manager (ARM), you will be a key player in providing support and expertise for local applied research projects. This opportunity offers a platform for you to not only demonstrate your skills, but also contribute to the advancement of agricultural research in the berry industry.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Overseeing farm trials and reporting of trials within the region
  • Conduct research data collection and production of technical reports
  • Trial Analysis - growing new genetics and the deployment of new genetics
  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities and develop pragmatic solutions 
  • Assist ARM in the identification of new plant varietal types, sustainability trials, technology efficiencies and specifications to meet local production requirements and needs
  • Perform regular site visits and ensure accurate experimental processes are in place



To be considered for this role, applicants will need to demonstrate capabilities in the following:

  • Preferred tertiary qualifications in Agricultural Science or related field
  • Previous experience in an agricultural research role is highly regarded
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Sutite
  • Proven experience with stakeholder management
  • Demonstrated agronomic knowledge from previous work or studies
  • Ability to travel interstate and internationally when required
  • Flexibility with occasional meetings outside of traditional working hours (for global R&D meetings)



Driscoll’s Australia is an exciting joint venture company owned by Costa Group - Australia’s leading integrated growing and marketer of premium quality fresh produce and Driscoll’s (USA) – the world’s market leader in berries.  Partnering with a broad grower base across a national footprint, Driscoll’s Australia supplies year round delicious, branded berries to consumers using exclusively patented varieties developed by our joint venture partners breeding programs. Since our inception we have successfully achieved significant yearly growth and market share, enabling us to become the market leader in our category.



Want to join Driscoll’s? Our passion for berries extends to nurturing our people, we invest in your growth and prosperity through various benefits:

  • Paid Parental Leave: Up to 12 weeks’ pay for the primary carer and up to 2 weeks for the secondary carer.
  • Mentoring and Coaching: Programs designed to support your professional development with our local and global teams
  • Employee Reward and Recognition: Service recognition awards and access to perks and discounted products through our recognition program
  • Annual Health Program: Seasonal flu shots onsite 
  • Study Leave: Support your educational pursuits
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Tailored well-being programs, confidential advice and big brand discounts!
  • Novated Car Lease: Enjoy the convenience and savings on a novated lease

Employee benefits are subject to eligibility requirements, please visit our website to learn more about accessing our benefits as a Driscoll’s employee.

Experience the Driscoll’s difference. Apply now to connect with our friendly team and learn more about the exceptional employee experience at Driscoll’s. 



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Full time

Job no: 2024-2421

Location: Tasmania – Western Junction

Category: Driscolls

Closing Date: Saturday, 1 June 2024