Research Officer in Agriculture

Brisbane, Australia
$88,401 - $102,416
19 Jun 2017
End of advertisement period
03 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation

The Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) is a unique research institute in Australia – a jointly funded initiative of UQ and Agri-Science Queensland and Biosecurity Queensland, part of the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF). QAAFI conducts research and development to benefit the food and fibre sector both nationally and internationally.

The Institute's strengths are reflected in its three research centres – the Centre for Plant Science, the Centre for Animal Scienceand the Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences.  QAAFI brings together scientists from UQ and DAF to conduct high-end science that delivers higher impact outcomes for industry and the community.

QAAFI offers postgraduate programs in the disciplines of Plant, Animal and Food sciences internally and externally and provides professional training to both Australian and international students.

The role

The successful applicant will be responsible for developing and applying a comprehensive and dynamic model of canopy growth and development in wheat. He/she will be involved in model development, algorithm programming and simulation analyses. The position is based in Toowoomba, Queensland, with a substantial opportunity to contribute to on-going collaborations with researchers of UQ, QDAF and CSIRO, in Brisbane, Gatton and Toowoomba.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD in the area of plant/crop modelling. They should have expertise in plant/crop physiology, good programming abilities, strong statistical and analytic skills, very good writing abilities, and the capacity to work with multidisciplinary research teams.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Applications are also encouraged from women.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 2 years (with the possibility of extension) at Academic level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $75,557 - $87,535 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $88,401 - $102,416 p.a.).

Position Description

Download File Research Officer_modelling postdoc_PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Dr Karine Chenu on email

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

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Application Closing Date

Monday 3 July 2017 11:55pm E.Australian Standard Time