Intelligent, honest and cooperative working environment generally
Research Officer/ Project Officer (Former Employee) – Perth WA – 17 January 2013
When I was involved in research, I spent a lot of time in the field establishing, maintaining and monitoring crop trials and recording observations. Other times, I was involved in lab work or in the office, on the computer entering data and writing reports.
I learnt to set up field trials. This included site preparation, ongoing maintenance of the trial plots, spraying programs, applications of fertilizers and harvesting.
Later when I was employed as a Project Officer, I was involved in administration which included budgeting. I learnt the different software programs used by UWA in their administrative procedures.
Generally, I found my co-workers to be helpful, pleasant and knowledgeable.
Sometimes working in research in the field can be physically hard and the work has to be done whatever the weather. However, I enjoyed the opportunities of being outside.
freedom to do the work at my own pace.
sometimes trials were in remote locations, requiring a lot of driving, consequentially involving long hours.