Research Fellow (Postdoctoral) - Soil Carbon
- RMIT UNIVERSITY
- Melbourne, Australia
- $90,692 p.a. + 17% Superannuation
- 23 May 2023
- End of advertisement period
- 23 Jun 2023
- Academic Discipline
- Physical Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics
- Contract Type
- Fixed Term
- Negotiable Part-time or Full-time (0.6 -1 FTE), Fixed Term position for 3 years
- Salary Academic Level A6 ($90,692 p.a.)+ 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements
- Based at the Melbourne CBD campus
Join the Soil-Atmosphere-Anthroposphere Lab at RMIT University to drive ground breaking research to ascertain the sampling protocols required to detect a statistically significant increase in soil carbon in agricultural ecosystems in south-eastern Australia. Working in partnership with AgriProve, the postdoctoral fellow will lead statistical analysis of existing data sets from several hundred farms and work with the team to analyse new results collected annually from 30 properties over three years. Regenerative agriculture or agroecology is the focal farming practice of this research. Satellite earth observation data and other existing spatial databases may also be used, in addition to topographic and climatic datasets, to inform the sampling design to ensure comprehensive, adequate and representative SOC measures across the range of influencing environmental conditions.
The approach that the Soil-Atmosphere-Anthroposphere Lab brings to all of our work involves combining rigorous independent science with deep stakeholder engagement and technical innovation. We are looking for a highly motivated researcher with strong mathematical expertise, outstanding written and oral communication skills, maturity and people skills. A farming background and experience in regenerative agriculture/agroecology would be an advantage. You will be joining a team that delivers impactful outputs, is attentive to deadlines, timely and sensitive communication and collaborative practices.
To be successful in this position, you'll meet the following Key Selection Criteria:
- Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills.
- Emerging publication record, as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed international journals.
- Expertise in mathematical modelling and statistical data analysis as applied to agricultural systems
- Expertise in regenerative agriculture/agroecology and strong competency in R
- Experience in using spatial information and/or remote sensing data for environmental modelling and expertise in GIS packages such as ArcGIS, QGIS or equivalent would be an advantage.
- Strong interpersonal and communications skills in a team setting across multiple locations and organisations
- Demonstrated ability to work sensitively, confidently and effectively with people from different cultures and across academia, industry and the farming community.
- Demonstrated organisational skills and ability to meet deadlines and effectively manage varying workloads and respond to changing priorities as required.
- Independent, highly self-motivated and flexible, with some prior experience living and working in agricultural ecosystems
Mandatory: PhD Qualification in mathematics as applied to agricultural ecosystems, Masters Qualification in Applied Mathematics, Bachelors Qualification in Applied Mathematics
Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check.
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