Job: Digiscape Postdoctoral Fellowship in Soil-Plant Systems Modelling for Prediction of Functional Soil Properties, CSIRO, Black Mountain (Canberra), Australian Capital Territory
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• Career development opportunity in soil-plant systems modelling

• Structured postdoctoral training program

• Launch your research career at CSIRO – Australian Science, Australia’s Future!

The position:

CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowships help facilitate the recruitment and development of our potential leaders. They provide valuable opportunities for scientists and engineers to launch their careers, extend professional networks and enhance career prospects.

Future Science Platforms (FSPs) are a major new CSIRO initiative. FSPs are multi-year investments in frontier science that will reinvent and create new industries for Australia. Digiscape is the FSP that is creating next-generation decision tools to transform the agriculture and land management sector.

As a Digiscape Postdoctoral Fellow with CSIRO Agriculture and Food, you will join a cohort of early-career researchers and engineers who will combine their individual disciplinary contributions into mission-focused R&D. Under the mentorship of a multidisciplinary team of scientists and technical experts, you will develop methods and enabling technologies to predict functional soil properties, with particular emphasis on predicting the water-holding capacity of the rooting zone.

You will focus on how soil profile characteristics combine with climate and management variations to determine crop growth dynamics and final yield of multiple crop species, and develop methods to extract the soil information implicit in crop and vegetation dynamics data. This postdoctoral fellow position will give you the opportunity to:

• Achieve more accurate predictions of functional soil properties.

• Use newly developed techniques to compute model uncertainty.

• Contribute to updating the Soil and Landscape Grid of Australia

• Publish in high impact scientific journals.

• Present your findings at national and international conferences.

Driven by industry need, this exciting research activity requires a team-oriented individual who will enjoy interacting with scientists and technical staff within CSIRO, as well as with our research partners and other key stakeholders. Click on the ‘Position Details’ link below to find out the skills you’ll need to be considered for this ground-breaking initiative. Apply today!

Location: Black Mountain (Canberra) Australian Capital Territory
Salary: AU$81K to AU$88K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: 3 year term
Ref No.: 44706

We recommend that you view the Position Details for this role before preparing your application. You can find this document and apply here –

Owing to terms of the fellowship, candidates must have no more than 3 years of relevant post PhD experience.

At CSIRO we invent the future. We do this by using science and technology to solve real issues. Our solutions make a difference to industry, people and the planet. As Australia’s national science agency we’ve been pushing the edge of what’s possible for almost 90 years. Today we have thousands of talented people working across Australia and internationally. Our people work closely with industry and communities to leave a lasting legacy. Collectively, our innovation and excellence places us in the top ten applied research agencies in the world. We Collaborate to Innovate.

CSIRO provides a diverse and inclusive workplace by focusing on gender equality, support and development of women in leadership, increasing the employment of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and supporting the LGBTI+ community and other diverse backgrounds. We offer a supportive environment where employee wellbeing is a top priority.

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you.

How to apply: If you are interested in this opportunity visit Please submit one document incorporating a resume and covering letter that best demonstrates your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of the role. (uploaded under "Resume/Cover Letter")

Applications close: Thursday 24 August, 2017 (10:59pm Australian Eastern Standard Time)

We reserve the right to withdraw this ad prior to the closing date.

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