Research Fellow

Bathurst/Wagga Wagga, Australia
11 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
09 May 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Join Australia's largest collaborative soil research effort
  • Collaborate with industry and partners
  • Supportive work environment

The Role

  • Fixed Term (Until February 2021), Full Time
  • $94,478 to $112,099 pa (plus 17% superannuation)
  • Bathurst or Wagga Wagga

An exciting opportunity exists to undertake and engage in high quality, impactful research to investigate what consumers know about soil stewardship and the demand for its use in agricultural value chains.

Take an active role in unpacking consumers notions of environmentally friendly production, develop and trial communication materials for promotion of soil management practices and engage with value chain stakeholders.

To be successful you will have:

  • A doctoral qualification relevant to the disciplines of marketing, economics, business, agriculture or related discipline
  • A record of research activity relevant to the discipline area
  • Commitment to developing and maintaining strong collaborative partnerships, networks and relationships
  • Highly developed skills in data collection and analysis

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The Cooperative Research Centre for High Performance Soils (Soil CRC) brings together scientists, industry and farmers to find practical solutions for Australia's underperforming soils. Underperforming agricultural soils cost Australian farmers billions of dollars in lost revenue each year. The CRC aims to enable farmers to increase their productivity and profitability by providing them with knowledge and tools to improve the performance of their soils.

Charles Sturt University is a major partner of the Soil CRC and contributes across four programs: investing in high performance soils; soil performance metrics; new products to increase fertility and production; and integrated and precision soil management solutions.

CSU offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This position is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents; or applicants who hold a current valid work visa commensurate with this position.

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Professor Eddie Oczkowski | | | Ph: 02 6933 2377

Closing Date: 11 pm, 09 May 2019

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