Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Arthropod Pest Management

Orange, Australia
$79,148 p.a. (Plus 17% Superannuation)
15 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
13 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full Time, Fixed Term (until August 2021)
  • Level A – $79,148 p.a. (Plus 17% Superannuation)
  • Orange or Wagga Wagga

The Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation is an alliance between Charles Sturt University (CSU) and the NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI). The Centre’s research aims to develop new knowledge for profitable, productive and sustainable food and fibre supply chains, whilst reducing the risks of natural resource degradation, thus supporting a sustainable economic future for agriculture on regional, national and international levels.

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Arthropod Pest Management will provide support for a large research project funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) focusing on soil-associated, arthropod pests and non-viral plant diseases of sweet potato in Papua New Guinea. The position will focus specifically on the arthropod pest management component of the project.

Throughout the project the incumbent will manage components of the research program and have week-to-week responsibility for project coordination, including data management, dissemination, liaison with Papua New Guinea-based partners and with staff in two sister projects that will have experimental sites for soil management and technology evaluation. This position will involve travel to Papua New Guinea for approximately two weeks each year for field studies and collaboration with local organisations.

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria listed in the position description.

Applications close: 13 November 2016