Post-Doctoral Fellow/Associate Lecturer in Soil-Crop Science

Perth, Australia
01 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Veterinary and Life Sciences

  • Four years, fixed term, full time position
  • Associate Lecturer, Level A | $64k-$87k plus 17% employer superannuation contributions
  • Salary Packaging opportunities
  • Ref: 1882A02/201923

The School of Veterinary and Life Sciences (VLS), formed in January 2013, is well resourced with research and teaching facilities, and hosts a number of research groups and centres across the disciplines of Agricultural and Fisheries Sciences, Environmental and Conservation Sciences, Medical and Molecular Sciences and Murdoch University College of Veterinary Medicine.

The Role

With support and guidance from academic supervisor Professor Richard Bell and senior colleagues, the Post-Doctoral Fellow/Associate Lecturer will develop an academic research profile and professional expertise in the area of crop nutrient management with an increasing degree of autonomy. This role will require dedicated work on the ACIAR funded project, Nutrient Management for Diversified Cropping Systems in Bangladesh, with the expected outcome of increased crop nutrient use efficiency in Bangladesh and southwest Australia.

The Post-Doctoral Fellow/Associate Lecturer will also assist the Project Leader (Professor Richard Bell) with undergraduate teaching in crop and pasture science and in soil science and land management by giving lectures, leading practical classes, completing assessments, and developing and maintaining e-learning materials. This role will require the undertaking of professional activities relevant to the discipline and a limited range of administrative and service functions.

For further information about this position, please refer to the Position Description.

Skills and Experience

  • A PhD degree in soil-crop science or similar
  • Experience in undergraduate teaching and learning or equivalent
  • Good understanding of soil and crop science research in agriculture
  • Demonstrated capacity for research and publishing in crop nutrient management and soil fertility management
  • Experience in developing country agriculture research would be an advantage
  • Project coordination and working effectively in diverse, multidisciplinary teams

Applicants should refer to the Position Description for further detail on the skills and experience required for this role.

Think Murdoch

With strong links to government, business and the community, Murdoch University helps people discover how to make a difference. Our staff and students are committed to high quality education, innovative research, and strong community engagement both locally and internationally.

Prospective staff can expect to enjoy the lively, natural campus and dynamic work environment, as well as a range of benefits and services unique to employment at Murdoch. There's never been a better time to join us.

For more information or to apply:

Please visit to view the Guide for Applicants and Position Description. Here you will also find the online form to submit your application. Please note that emailed applications will not be accepted.

Position contact: Professor Richard Bell on +61 8 9360 2370, +61 405131429, Skype on Richardwbell-perth or at

Closing date:  Friday 28 February 2018 (11:59pm)