Digital Agriculture, Food Agility Cooperative Research Centre Position at Curtin University

Perth, Australia
12 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
09 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Expression of Interest

Food Agility CRC ( is a newly established Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), funded over the next 10 years at $150+ million, with 50+ partners. It will have a portfolio of activities and projects that will require new appointments in a variety of roles.

The first FA-CRC project is a "Data Driven Profitability in the Grains Industry through On Farm Experimentation" for which we will appoint at least two positions. More projects are coming on line and will require recruitment of staff with similar expertise.

In addition FA-CRC will be looking to fill a number of Higher Degree by Research scholarships and will be seeking candidates within the digital agriculture fields.

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Do you have skills and experience we can use in Digital Agriculture? Express your interest!

We are searching for outstanding individuals who can apply their skills and experience within digital agriculture, remote sensing and data science to contribute to FACRC Projects including the "Data Driven Profitability in the Grains Industry through On Farm Experimentation" projects.

About us 

Food Agility Cooperative Research Centre (FA-CRC) and its partners share a common purpose, to digitally transform Australia's food and agricultural industry.

In a world where everything is digitally connected, data is a critical asset. Food is no different - yet Australian agriculture is understood to have the lowest digital adoption of all industries. Digital technology is accepted as a key enabler across the food value chain. Despite the clear global trends, the Australian Farm Institute found in a 2016 report that Australia is far behind the USA in using digital information systems.

Food Agility's programs will drive digital service innovation across the agrifood ecosystem, enabled by data sharing and collaboration.

Curtin University is ranked in the top 200 universities worldwide (ARWU 2017), and in the top 50 in the world for universities under the age of 50 (QS World University Rankings 2017). In recent years, the University has climbed significantly in global league tables and was named as a rising star, the most collaborative of the Australian universities, and the biggest Australian mover in the Nature Index results for 2016. Curtin is industry-facing, highly engaged with relevant partners, and a major global player, with well-integrated campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, and Dubai.

What we offer you

The FA-CRC environment offers exciting career paths and trajectories including

  • conducting innovative work that will make real-world difference in food supply
  • interactions with and learnings from industry, government and academic partners in the FA-CRC
  • international recognition
  • close interaction with the WA Premier Fellow, Prof Simon Cook and other leading national research personnel

Curtin employee benefits include employer superannuation contribution at the rate of the current Government Superannuation Guarantee amount up to 17 percent, study assistance, comprehensive salary packaging and wellness programs and flexible and family friendly work practices.

Valuing Diversity and Inclusion

At Curtin, we are committed to Indigenous reconciliation, diversity and social justice and aim to create an inclusive environment where our staff and students are valued and inspired. This includes a supportive recruitment process should you require any ability assistance. 

Curtin are recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, are a proud member of the Athena SWAN SAGE pilot, hold Silver recognition for LGBTIQ+ inclusion and are the first West Australian University to hold an elevate Reconciliation Action Plan as well as the first to become White Ribbon accredited.

Whilst skills and experience in digital agriculture are of particular interest, exceptional individuals will be considered.

Your career in a digitally connected food world starts here...

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How to apply

To be considered for this position please apply directly on Curtin University's website, or for more information contact:



Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time.