Sugar Research Australia seeks roles for Research Funding Panel

Date Posted

15 April, 2015

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Sugar Research Australia (SRA) is inviting applications from qualified and skilled people for the roles of Chair and Members of the SRA Research Funding Panel (RFP).

“We are seeking interest from people who can demonstrate the skills and expertise to carry out functions for the benefit of the Australian sugar industry and its associated communities,” SRA CEO Neil Fisher said.

The RFP’s primary function is to conduct a contestable research investment program from applications from external research providers and SRA. It recommends a suite of research projects and programs that are consistent with the SRA Strategic Plan for approval by the SRA Board.
“The Research Funding Panel is central to ensuring that the research and development projects funded by SRA are independent and of a high standard and deliver positive and valuable outcomes for the Australian sugar industry,” Mr Fisher said. “This is an opportunity to make a positive contribution to both SRA and the research effort that SRA funds and delivers for the industry’s growers and millers. I encourage those who are interested and suitably qualified to apply.”

Successful candidates will have: knowledge or an appreciation of the key SRA disciplines outlined in the Strategic Plan 2013/14-2017/18; knowledge of sugar industry technologies, economic drivers, threats and opportunities; and capacity to review research applications, proposals, reports and to steer evaluation.

Appointments to the SRA FRP range from one to three years tenure, with the expectation that the Panel will meet six to eight days per year, with an additional 6-8 days required for preparation and research.

To apply email Applications close April 30, 2015.

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