Research Scientist, Agriculture and Food

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Recruiter
CSIRO
Location
Narrabri, New South Wales, Australia
Salary
$92,000 to $100,000
Posted
18 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
05 Dec 2016
Ref
26482-en_GB
Contact
CSIRO
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
  • Optimise and raise yield, quality, and resource use efficiencies in Cotton
  • Exploit interactions of crop genetic, environment, and management interactions
  • Join the world leading Agricultural research team at CSIRO!
     
  • Exploit the interaction of crop genetic, environment, and management interactions to improve cotton productivity, quality, and resource use efficiencies
  • Work on optimising and raising yield, quality, and resource use efficiencies in Cotton
  • Join the world leading Agricultural research team at CSIRO!

The CSIRO Agriculture and Food business unit is seeking an enthusiastic Research Scientist with expertise in crop agronomy and physiology to undertake research focused on exploiting the interaction of crop genetic, environment, and management interactions to improve cotton productivity, quality, and resource use efficiencies.

This project will focus on providing researchers and cotton growers with insights to confidently exploit the Genetic by Environment by Management (GxExM) interaction in cotton systems to:

  • Utilise novel genotypes in a range of environments with different management practices to optimise and raise yield, quality, and resource use efficiencies (water and nutrition).
  • Specifically undertake physiology research to develop an improved understanding of why differences occur in internal crop nutrient use efficiencies that would lead to improve productivity.
  • Contribute to physiology and agronomic research improving the knowledge of the fit and utility of in-field sensing technologies to assist research and crop management.
  • Provide research support for high impact delivery and adoption by partnering with grower groups to develop scientific protocols for experiments that aim to test the latest knowledge in GxExM interactions.

Specifically you will:

  • Incorporate novel approaches to scientific investigations by adapting and/or developing original concepts and ideas for new, existing and further research.
  • Lead research into exploiting interactions of crop genetics, environment and management to improve productivity, quality and resource use efficiencies and carry out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO that will, where possible, lead to novel and important scientific outcomes.
  • Engage with industry and stakeholders to ensure impact and delivery of research outcomes to real world application.
  • Produce high quality scientific papers suitable for publication in quality journals, for presentation and national/international and generate client reports.
  • Assist in leading small research projects, including the negotiation of resource requirements.
  • Provide coaching and on-the-job training to technical staff and students to ensure experiments are established in accordance with research design.

Location: Myall Vale, NSW

Salary: $92k - $100k plus up to 15.4% super

Term: Indefinite / Permanent (part time hours will be considered)

Reference Number: 26482

To be successful you will have:

  • A doctorate in an area relating to field-based applied crop physiology and agronomy or related discipline, and a current driver's licence.
  • Demonstrated experience in field-based crop agronomy and physiology research.
  • Demonstrated experience in engaging with industry and stakeholders to ensure impact and delivery of research outcomes to real world application.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills including the track record and ability to publish research results, prepare reports and present the results of scientific investigations at national and international conferences and stakeholder meetings.
  • Demonstrated ability in the use of computers, particularly for data handling and analysis of field experiment data.
  • Experience in the application of crop simulation technologies to aid research is desirable, as is the ability to work under adverse environmental conditions.

Who we are: The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

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How to Apply: Please provide enough information relevant to this position to enable the selection panel to determine your suitability, and upload one document containing your CV/resume and cover letter.

Before you apply please view the full position description and selection criteria here: Position Details

Applications Close: 11:59pm AEST, 5 December 2016