Under CSIRO policy only those who meet all essential criteria can be appointed.
• A PhD (or an equivalent combination of qualifications and research experience) in a relevant field relating to farming systems science that could include agronomy, crop physiology, soil science, natural resource management or related disciplines.
• Demonstrated ability to undertake original, creative and innovative research by generating and pursuing novel ideas and solutions to scientific research problems.
• A demonstrated publication history of authorship on scientific papers in peer reviewed journals and/or reports, grant applications or inventorship on patent applications.
• A proven ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team, plus the motivation and discipline to carry out autonomous activities
• The demonstrated ability to effectively manage a number of competing priorities simultaneously and carry out non-routine tasks under general direction.
• Proven ability to investigate routine problems by identifying and considering the implications of a range of available alternative solutions.
• Possession of an Australian C class (motor car) license (or ability to obtain via an international license).
• Experience and/or demonstrated knowledge of the application of digital agricultural principles and precision farming technologies to influence farmers’ decision making either directly or through market-based instruments.
• Experience and/or demonstrated knowledge of the innovative application and/or development of farming systems simulation models (e.g. APSIM).
• Success in gaining support to fund research projects and capacity to collaborate with key stakeholders including but not limited to farmers, industry partners and research providers.
• Ability to travel to field sites and other locations for short time periods (e.g. 2-10 days).
For full details about this role please view the Position Description.