• Are you a recent (or near) PhD graduate in agronomy, crop/pasture science, soil science or similar?
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship on offer – kick-start your research career in Farming Systems
  • Join a dynamic and multi-disciplinary team at CSIRO Agriculture and Food

The Position

Postdoctoral Fellowships at CSIRO provide opportunities to scientists and engineers, who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years relevant postdoctoral work experience. These fellowships will help launch their careers, provide experience that will enhance their career prospects, and facilitate the recruitment and development of potential leaders for CSIRO.  Postdoctoral Fellows are appointed for up to three years and will work closely with a leading Research Scientist in their respective field. They carry out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO with the possibility of novel and important scientific outcomes. As a Postdoctoral Fellow in Farming Systems, you will work on innovative crop-pasture options and soil-plant-animal interactions that underpin productive, profitable and sustainable farm businesses.

Your duties will include: 
  • Developing novel scientific approaches to investigate original concepts and innovations for new and current agronomic research as applied to cropping and mixed dryland farming systems in Australia.
  • Designing and conducting farming systems research and analysis involving crops, pastures, soils, climate and management dimensions.
  • Contributing to the design, implementation and analysis of a series of field based and modelling experiments that evaluate the cropping systems benefits of novel pasture management options and associated management packages.
  • Undertaking regular reviews of relevant literature.
  • Producing high quality scientific papers suitable for publication in quality journals.

Location:  Adelaide (Waite Campus), South Australia Salary:  AU$80K to AU$91K plus up to 15.4% superannuation Tenure:  3 year specified term Job reference:  56559

Closing date for Applications:  Tuesday 1 May 2018

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