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Water interruption on Saturday morning

January 17, 2019 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices Print This Post Print This Post

SA water will be changing over a meter on Waite Road this Saturday morning 19/1/19 between 7 and 8am.

The meter services the 9 group of buildings, 12a Soil and Water Field Labs and Plant Genomics.

Water will be off from 7am and will be back on by 8am.

If this is going to cause anyone any problems, please let Linda Sperring know linda.sperring@adelaide.edu.au

Research Technical Operations Team Leader

January 16, 2019 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices Print This Post Print This Post

Alan McLennan has taken over Ben Pike’s role as Research Technical Operations Team Leader.

Alan joins us from North Terrace where he has been fulfilling a similar role to Ben in the Schools of Biological and Physical Sciences. He has an Honours degree in Zoology and a BA in Geography. As such, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role. 

I’m sure you will make him feel welcome.

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SEB Seville 2019 – Abstract submission is open

January 15, 2019 By: Karen Chance Category: Conferences Print This Post Print This Post

Dear colleagues,

 This year I am organising a session on ‘Heat and drought tolerance – from the lab to impact in the field’ at the Society of Experimental Biology’s Annual Meeting <www.sebiology.org/events/event/seb-seville-2019/programme/plant-biology#heat>  in Seville on 2 – 5 July 2019. Included in the conference program there are two other sessions on water use efficiency regulation and others on crop improvement, modelling and soil-plant interactions. So would have lots of relevance to Waite Researchers.

This is an exciting meeting to take part in with over 800 delegates from around the world expected to attend and a very diverse programme.

Abstract submission, www.sebiology.org/events/event/seb-seville-2019/abstracts, for the meeting is now open and we wanted to ask you to consider submitting your research to our session.

There will also be two competitions at this year’s Annual Meeting to recognise the research of early career scientists and students, and their contribution to the field of experimental biology:

  • YSAS Award – Three prizes per section (Animal-Cell, Plant Cell). 1st prize – £400, Runner up – £100
  • Irene Manton poster prize – £100 poster prize per section (Animal, Plant, Cell, SEB+)

More information on these competitions can be found on www.sebiology.org/events/event/seb-seville-2019/awards-and-prizes.

Please see below details on our session topic and invited speakers.

I hope you can join us in Seville in July.

Best wishes,

Matt Gilliham

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ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) (DE20)

January 15, 2019 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices, General Print This Post Print This Post


Grant Application Workshops / Clinics

The Research Grants Unit (RGU) is offering a number of Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) (DE20) Grant Application Workshops / Clinics in the lead up to the University of Adelaide internal application review deadline (27 February 2019) and the final ARC submission deadline (13 March 2019).

These are repeat 1 hour group sessions which will step applicants through the ARC DE20 application form and provide explicit advice and guidance on how each section should be completed.

The main components of the application will be covered including:

A) Administrative Summary
B) Classifications and Other Statistical Information
C) Project Description (including completion of C2 – the Statement by the Administering Organisation)
D) Personnel and ROPE
E) Project Cost
F) Budget Justification
G) Research Support and Statements on Progress

Guidance will be provided for addressing the ARC Selection Criteria and for creating a clear and concise application.

There will be opportunities for interaction and Q&A to address specific applicant issues.

Note: a draft application is not a prerequisite for attendance. Applicants seeking specific or detailed feedback on their draft application may wish to schedule a 1:1 meeting with a Research Grants Officer (RGO) to discuss their application if their queries are not addressed in the Workshop / Clinic.

Presenters:
Dr Tim Anson, Dr Dale Godfrey, Research Grants Unit, Research Services.

Intended for:
Intending applicants for ARC DECRA Projects (DE20) particularly for first time applicants (to ARC and/or DECRA), research administrators/research support staff and project managers assisting in the preparation of DE20 applications.

Workshop Times:
10am – 11am, Friday, 1 February 2019
 – Meeting Room 11, Research Services, Rundle Mall Plaza, Level 4, 50 Rundle Mall. Register

12noon – 1pm, Thursday, 7 February 2019 – Meeting Room 11, Research Services, Rundle Mall Plaza, Level 4, 50 Rundle Mall. Register

3pm – 4pm, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 – Meeting Room 11, Research Services, Rundle Mall Plaza, Level 4, 50 Rundle Mall. Register

9am – 10am, Wednesday, 20 February 2019 – Meeting Room 11, Research Services, Rundle Mall Plaza, Level 4, 50 Rundle Mall. Register

3pm – 4pm, Thursday, 28 February 2018 – Meeting Room 11, Research Services, Rundle Mall Plaza, Level 4, 50 Rundle Mall. Register

Further information.

 

Ramsay Fellowship in Applied Science

January 15, 2019 By: Karen Chance Category: Positions available Print This Post Print This Post

The Ramsay Fellowship in Applied Science is now live on the Uni website: http://careers.adelaide.edu.au/cw/en/listing/

Under the terms of the donation, applicants must be an Australian citizen within 8 years of their PhD (or equivalent), with a strong preference for applicants who have had post-doctoral experience in organisations other than the University of Adelaide and are currently working overseas.

Further details on application requirements are available in the above link, but please note, the relevant Head of Department is required to provide a letter of support, inter alia identifying the senior academic staff member (Level C or above) willing to act as the direct supervisor and/or mentor for the applicant.

Blended learning program for hiring managers

January 15, 2019 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices Print This Post Print This Post

Hiring Managers – please be advised that a blended learning program is now available under the Managing at Adelaide framework to support you in effective Staff Recruitment and Selection. Online modules are available to provide you with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Plan and implement a valid and reliable recruitment and selection process
  • Apply good recruitment practices throughout the stages of recruitment
  • Recognise unconscious bias and implement strategies to mitigate
  • Select the right people when recruiting

All online modules can be completed in under two hours in total, either as you commence recruiting for a position or when you are at the appropriate step in your process. A face to face workshop aimed at developing skills in interviewing and negotiating is also available.

Recruitment Guides and Templates are also available to you to support your recruitment and selection processes.

 

Free online course on Feeding a Hungry Planet: Agriculture, Nutrition and Sustainability

January 15, 2019 By: Karen Chance Category: General, Seminar Print This Post Print This Post

A massive, open, online course (MOOC) entitled Feeding a Hungry Planet: Agriculture, Nutrition and Sustainability, will run for the third time starting on February 11, 2019, on edX, see https://www.edx.org/course/feeding-a-hungry-planet-agriculture-nutrition-and-sustainability

 

Feeding a Hungry Planet: Agriculture, Nutrition and Sustainability – edx.org

www.edx.org

How do we create a healthy and sustainable diet for the growing world population?

This course examines key questions for agriculture and nutrition,  including how do we ensure a healthy and sustainable diet for our growing world population, and how agriculture should adapt to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

It’s free and open to anyone, from any profession.

Paratoo Road closure

January 15, 2019 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices Print This Post Print This Post

Paratoo Road will be closed off directly outside of the Davies Building for the week 21 to 25 January 2019 to enable a drain replacement to be implemented for CSIRO.

Access to the Mulyungerie car park will need to be from Hartley Grove then Paratoo Road East. Access to the Waite Child Care Centre will not be affected.

Any problems, please feel free to contact either Linda Sperring or Travis Bedford.