About this Career

InterGrain  leads the National Oat Breeding Program, which develops new hay and milling oat varieties for Australia. At present, InterGrain is also leading a nationally funded research project focused on oat quality characterisation and processing. To help achieve the project aims, InterGrain is seeking a full-time Research Officer to work on this research project, as part of the Quality Laboratory team.

This role will involve conducting research, project, and operational activities to support our funded oat quality research project. If you are a professional looking to further your technical quality career and gain or build on your research project skills and experience, then we are keen to hear from you.


  • Prepare and process grain samples from field trials for testing in the quality laboratory.
  • Conduct routine quality testing on oat grain and groat samples following standard scientific methods.
  • Create and print sample labels.
  • Accurate record and efficiently process data.
  • Manage, store, and manually handle oat grain and groat samples.
  • Write SOPs and set up procedures and quality tests.
  • Prepare and organise shipment of oat grain samples for domestic and international collaborators.
  • Assist in planning, preparation and recording of research project meetings.
  • Manage and regularly communicate progress on tasks and activities.
  • Participate in communication of project activities and progress to relevant stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the achievement of InterGrain’s research project milestones and reporting activities. 


  • A degree in food science, or relevant tertiary science qualifications.
  • A proactive working style and drive to achieve results.
  • Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills.
  • A fast learner includes learning how to use new software and its functionality.
  • A considerate team member who can communicate clearly and regularly with the team.
  • Able to work independently and complete their work to a high standard with great attention to detail.
  • Open-minded and can adapt to changing priorities.
  • Previous laboratory or quality testing experience.
  • Desirable, previous experience working on externally funded research projects.
  • Desirable, author of peer-reviewed journal articles


If you are looking to join a company that values integrity, innovation, and collaboration, please send a copy of your CV and a Cover Letter addressing the selection criteria to our HR Manager Amanda Booth at abooth@intergrain.com.

This role is offering a 4-year full time contract, based at our Bibra Lake, WA site working within a quality laboratory environment. The successful candidate can look forward to working with a positive and friendly team of colleagues.

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