Nutritionists, Microbiologists, and veterinarians wanted: Applications now open for AgriFutures Chicken Meat Advisory Panel


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The AgriFutures Chicken Meat Program currently has four positions open to join its Advisory Panel. This exciting opportunity is open to growers, consultants, poultry veterinarians, poultry nutritionists, industry professionals and food safety specialists, with an interest in contributing to the profitability and sustainability of Australia’s chicken meat industry. Researchers that are not actively engaged in AgriFutures Chicken Meat Program funded research are also encouraged to apply.

To maintain continuity of the Advisory Panel, knowledge and to ensure diversity in skillsets, the appointment of successful Advisory Panel applicants will be staggered throughout 2023. Successful applicants will also be invited to observe Advisory Panel meetings prior to their official commencement date. This is a fantastic opportunity for the next generation of chicken meat industry leaders to become involved.

AgriFutures Chicken Meat Program is looking for applicants that have skills and expertise in:

  • Poultry health
  • Poultry nutrition
  • Microbiology
  • Food safety and or quality assurance systems
  • AgriFutures Chicken Meat Program invests in Research, Development and Extension that supports a sustainable, growing and prosperous industry to supply a high-quality product that is strongly sought after in Australia and around the world.

For more information regarding the desired skill set for the Chicken Meat Advisory Panel positions, please refer to the Chicken Meat Advisory Panel Selection Criteria.

How to apply

Applicants are required to complete the application form, skills matrix and attach their CV (no longer than three pages) via the online application system.

As part of the application process applicants will be required to outline relevant experience in the Australian agricultural sector and expected contribution to the Advisory Panel.

Apply for the AgriFutures Chicken Meat Advisory Panel

Submissions close Monday, 13 February 2023 at 5pm (AEDT).

For any questions regarding the AgriFutures Chicken Meat Advisory Panel recruitment please contact:

Sarika Pandya
Program Manager

About the Advisory Panel

In partnership with AgriFutures Australia, the Advisory Panel provides recommendations on the allocation of RD&E funding for the AgriFutures Industry Programs.

AgriFutures Australia aims to maintain geographical, age and gender diversity to ensure that the Advisory Panel appropriately represents the industry.

The core functions of AgriFutures Industry Advisory Panels are to ensure that RD&E investment remains industry-demand driven, including:

  • Advising – providing advice on the industry requirements for investment through the development and monitoring of Strategic RD&E Plans
  • Identifying – providing recommendations to AgriFutures on suitable RD&E opportunities and activities to address industry issues
  • Aligning – providing feedback and investment advice on RD&E proposals submitted to AgriFutures to ensure investment is aligned to priorities in the respective Program’s Strategic RD&E Plan
  • Awareness – representing the industry to advise and assist in the dissemination, adoption, and Commercialisation of RD&E activities.

Activities of the Program are funded by industry levy and Commonwealth funds, and any funds contributed from third parties.

Advisory Panel members are recompensed for their services to AgriFutures Australia at rates determined by the Commonwealth’s Remuneration Tribunal.

Advisory Panel members may be required for up to 25 days per year and some travel is necessary.

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