CSIRO is currently seeking a passionate Research Scientist to join the Systems program at the Waite Campus. 

  • Bring your skills in identifying opportunities to manage soil biota and biological functions
  • Engage directly with industry in the creation of biological innovations and farming system interventions
  • Join the truly supportive team at CSIRO – Australia’s National Science Agency!

The Functional Soil biology (FSB) team as part of CSIRO Systems Program has a long-standing reputation in microbiology research in production systems that incorporates cutting edge microbiology and molecular biology tools to investigate key functional groups and opportunities for improved function in a systems context. Current research extends into leading research in molecular microbiology, microbial ecology and host-microbe interactions with national and international collaboration. The FSB team works in partnership with multiple rural industries, communities, and governments in bringing novel biological solutions. Our existing scientific and leadership capacity is under ever increasing demand and is expected to grow with the desire by the growers, industry and among the top priority goals of government and society.

As a Research Scientist you will join the Systems program at the Waite Campus with an objective of developing a long-term capability in soil biology for national and international impact, contributing to project teams in Systems and Sustainability programs across multiple locations. You will work with microbiology researchers in Agriculture & Food, across other CSIRO BUs and contribute to Microbiomes for One System Health-Future Science Platform.

Your duties will include:

  • Developing novel scientific approaches to investigate original concepts and innovations for new and current microbiology research as applied to dryland and irrigated cropping farming systems in Australia.
  • Deciphering associations between soil microbiomes and functions for plant nutrition, growth and health responses and overall soil health.
  • Carrying out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO that will, where possible, lead to novel and important scientific outcomes.
  • Recognising and exploiting opportunities for innovation and the generation of new theoretical perspectives, and progress opportunities for the further development or creation of new lines of research
  • Developing, negotiate and lead new research projects that bring together skills across CSIRO, external partners and funding organisations. 
  • Other duties as directed.

Salary: AU$105K – AU$114K pa + up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Specified Term of 4 years

Reference: 91790

For more information and to apply, visit: https://jobs.csiro.au/job/Adelaide%2C-SA-Research-Scientist-Soil-Microbiology/939525410/ 

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