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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Soil Security: Capital / Capacity / Pedometrics

Employer
UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Location
Sydney, Australia
Salary
$105,350 p.a. - $112,462 p.a. + 17% superannuation
Closing date
7 Jan 2024

Job Details

  • X2 Full time 18 month fixed term opportunities located on the Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh Campus, at the Biomedical Building, Sydney Institute of Agriculture & School of Life and Environmental Sciences
  • Opportunity to make valuable contributions to research in securing Australian soils
  • Base Salary Level A $105,350 p.a. - $112,462 p.a. + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will work in a team on a large Australian Research Council Laureate project entitled: A Calculable Approach to Securing Australian's Soils. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Professor Alex McBratney. The candidate will devise a scalable diagnostic system that allows quantification and relative assessment of the biophysical and economic dimensions of the security of soils: the production and natural capital that the soil provides in their current state. Using tools from the field of environmental and spatial econometrics and pedometrics, the candidate will leverage soil and spatial data collected from the past 20 years to develop pedological and economical spatio-temporal models that make it possible to better understand the role of soil in delivering ecosystem and soil services related to capital.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • undertake research in securing Australian soils
  • publish research papers
  • demonstrate research excellence
  • assist with grant writing and publishing original work
  • participate in international fora
  • support teaching activities and the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The School of Life and Environmental Sciences (SOLES) brings together researchers in the life, earth, and environmental sciences to improve teaching and build new infrastructure to support and enhance capacity in research and teaching.

To learn more about the Sydney Institute of Agriculture click here and SOLES, click here.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate who has:

  • a PhD (or near completion) in soil science, geography, or economics, or a related topic with a strong background and skills in spatial analysis, applied statistics, and pedometrics
  • experience with modelling of ecosystem services would be advantageous
  • the ability and willingness to collaborate in multidisciplinary teams to contribute to long-term research goals
  • excellent communication (written and verbal), organisational and problem-solving skills with attention to detail
  • a strong track record of publishing their research.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page. A minimum of two (2) Academic Letter of Recommendations from your referees may be requested if you are successful in being short-listed prior to the interview.

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or any documents in alternate formats, please contact Chris Masaoka, Recruitment Consultant. Recruitment Operations, Human Resources by email recruitment.sea@sydney.edu.au

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Applications Close

Sunday 07 January 2024 11:59 PM

Company

The University of Sydney was established in 1850 and is consistently recognised, both locally and internationally, for its outstanding teaching and research excellence. Sydney alumni include Prime Ministers, Governor Generals, Nobel Prize winners and leaders in every field of endeavour.

The University offers a comprehensive range of courses, including a number of disciplines unique in Australia. Teaching is spread across nine different state-of-the art campuses, located across New South Wales.

The University of Sydney’s commitment to excellence in research has resulted in an outstanding record in national competitive funding and underpins an approach to teaching which has won nominations for excellence and resulted in high student satisfaction ratings. The University has 78 research centres and institutes and is home to three ARC Centres of Excellence.

The teaching, research and cultural life of the University is supported by extensive facilities, including the largest library collection in the Southern Hemisphere, the world-class Nicholson Museum of archaeological antiquities, the Macleay Museum of natural history and ethnographic collections and the University Art Gallery. Its outstanding sporting and recreation facilities provide a training centre for students and Olympic athletes.

The University of Sydney is a key member of the Group of Eight Australian major research-intensive universities, and the Worldwide Universities Network.

Campuses

The University of Sydney has nine official campuses.

1.         Camperdown/Darlington Campus.

2.         Cumberland Campus. Home to the Faculty of Health Sciences (based in Lidcombe).

3.         Mallett Street Campus. Home of the Sydney Nursing School.

4.         Sydney Conservatorium of Music Campus. In Macquarie Street, central Sydney.

5.         Rozelle Campus. Home to Sydney College of the Arts.

6.         Surry Hills Campus. Home to the Faculty of Dentistry.

7.         Camden Campus. Contains facilities connected to the Faculty of Veterinary Science and the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment.

8.         Burren Street Campus. Facilties are currently under development.

9.         Sydney Medical School campuses. These include the School of Rural Health (in Dubbo and Orange), the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Concord Hospital, Westmead Hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Nepean Hospital, Northern Clinical School, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, and Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health.

Faculties

The University of Sydney has 16 faculties.

1. Agriculture and Environment

2. Architecture, Design and Planning

3. Arts and Social Sciences

4. Business (Business School)

5. Dentistry

6. Education and Social Work

7. Engineering and Information Technologies

8. Health Sciences

9. Law (Sydney Law School)

10. Medicine (Sydney Medical School)

11. Nursing and Midwifery

12. Pharmacy

13. Science

14. Sydney College of the Arts

15. Sydney Conservatorium of Music

16. Veterinary Science

Number of Employees

Full-time employees: 7616

For more information, please visit: http://sydney.edu.au/

Company info
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+(61) 2 9351 2222
Location
UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
NEW SOUTH WALES
2006
Australia

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