Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU
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- Do you have a PhD in agricultural science, food technology, or sustainability assessment?
- Outstanding 3-year postdoctoral opportunity to collaborate broadly with world-class researchers
- Join the CSIRO Agriculture and Food Team as we work to grow Australia's agrifood exports
CSIRO Early Research Career (CERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships provide opportunities to scientists and engineers who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years of relevant postdoctoral work experience. These fellowships aim to develop the next generation of future leaders of the innovation system.
We are thrilled to be able to deliver on the commitment we made in our strategy to invest in frontier science with the new CSIRO Agriculture & Food Winanga-y Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme. The word Winanga-y (pronounced win-na-gnay) is a cultural asset gifted by the Gomeroi Nation in Myall Vale to CSIRO's Agriculture and Food Business Unit to name the Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme. Winanga-y means to understand, know, remember, and think.
CSIRO is actively pursuing the goal of producing more protein, more sustainably, and from more sources into the future. In addition, CSIRO is working to grow Australia’s agrifood exports.
The CERC Fellow will collaborate broadly across CSIRO to support improved sustainability assessment of emerging Australian protein-rich foods from a lifecycle perspective. The CERC Fellow will support 1) process design and optimisation within CSIRO and across industry, and 2) strategic studies on the food system consequences of widespread adoption to realise benefits and avoid risks.
Your duties will include:
- Carrying out innovative, impactful quantitative sustainability-related research of strategic importance to CSIRO that will, where possible, lead to novel and important scientific outcomes and publications in scientific journals.
- Recognising and exploiting opportunities for innovation and the generation of new theoretical perspectives, and progressing opportunities for the further development or creation of new lines of research.
- Communicating research results to clients and the scientific community through oral and written reports and act as a trusted advisor.
- Carrying out research investigations requiring originality, creativity and innovation.
- Recording, managing, and analysing data/information using relevant domain data science techniques.
Location: Werribee, Victoria
Salary: AU$92k - AU$101k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term of 3 years
To be considered you will need:
- A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as agricultural science, food technology, or quantitative sustainability assessment. Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years (full-time equivalent) of postdoctoral research experience.
- Demonstrated experience in quantitative system-level modelling.
- A current driver’s licence or the willingness and ability to obtain one.
- High level written and oral communication skills with the ability to represent the research team effectively internally and externally, including the presentation of research outcomes at national and international conferences
For full details about this role please view the Position Description
Applications for this position are open to Australian/New Zealand Citizens, Australian Permanent Residents or you must either hold, or be able to obtain, a valid working visa for the duration of the specified term. Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.
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Join us and start creating tomorrow today!
How to Apply
Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.
2 January 2024, 11:00pm AEDT