Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Agribusiness

Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
$90,618 to $107,397
11 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
09 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • 3 year Fixed-term, full-time, with the possibility of extension
  • $90,618 to $107,397 per annum (Level B)
  • Plus 17% employer superannuation. Salary packaging options are available.
  • Relocation assistance provided
  • Please note visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

The University of New England (UNE) in Armidale, Australia is a unique university, in the enviable position of boasting an excellent international reputation as well as being a leader in research and academic innovation. We aim to foster a constructive and engaged culture where creative ideas and innovation thrive.

The UNE Business School has launched a new Centre for Agribusiness that will focus UNE's multidisciplinary research effort on the commercial and social needs of the agricultural sector. As a provider of research, advice and capacity building to a network of industry, government and regional community stakeholders, the centre will operate in partnership with a number of UNE's research, outreach and business support entities.

With this new initiative the UNE Business School is currently seeking an enthusiastic and innovative researcher with a passion for progress in Agriculture to undertake a 3 year post-doctoral fellowship within the Centre for Agribusiness.

About the role

Working under the research supervision of the Centre Director you will collaborate with other UNE researchers in a multidisciplinary partnership to deliver high quality research outputs. You will have innovative approaches to the application of new knowledge for commercial agriculture and an ability to attract research funding from a variety of sources. You will be proactive in the establishment and development of linkages to firms and industries to promote research partnerships, as well as working locally, nationally and internationally in the promotion, expansion and improvement of the competitiveness and performance of Australian agribusiness.

Skills & Experience

To be successful you should have experience with commercial Australian agriculture as well as a recent PhD in a related field. Highly developed skills in data collection, data management and econometric analysis are also required. You should be able to demonstrate substantial research capabilities through your publications, and have excellent communication skills with a proven capacity to work effectively in teams (including virtual).

Additional information

To discuss this role further please contact Professor Derek Baker, phone 02 6773 2627 or email: . To find out more about the UNE Business school visit: or for more about the Centre for Agribusiness visit:

About Armidale

Living in Armidale you will experience the best of both city and rural living. Enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle with access to shopping, gourmet food, top sporting facilities and cultural delights all for a fraction of the price you'd expect to pay in a major city. You can live in the heart of Armidale or experience the tranquillity of the New England on a rural property.

To find out more, Visit: and

Closing Date: 12 December 2016

Reference No: 216152

To demonstrate your suitability for this role, please respond to the selection criteria, contained in the position statement, in your application.

Equity principles underpin all UNE policies and procedures. As a University committed to engaging a diverse workforce, UNE encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.