- Do you have a PhD in agricultural systems or ecology, systems modelling, or agricultural economics?
- Provide leadership in the quantitative systems analysis of regenerative agricultural practices
- Exciting opportunity to build research skills and a multidisciplinary network within CSIRO, nationally and internationally
This CSIRO Early Research Career (CERC) Fellow will develop components of an underpinning framework to evaluate regenerative agriculture interventions. Advanced decision support for land managers through digital integration and analysis of complex farming systems represents core frontier science within CSIRO’s Agriculture and Food business unit. Improved confidence in predicting the outcomes of regenerative agriculture interventions will lead to faster adoption of beneficial practices, confidence by consumers of agricultural products that concerns around production footprints are being managed and will assist farmers to avoid implementing changes that are not scientifically substantiated.
The CERC Fellow will provide leadership in the quantitative systems analysis of regenerative agricultural practices by combining farming systems modelling and advanced analytics capabilities, applied in the mixed farming region of southern Australia. This work contributes to CSIRO’s Resilient Farming Systems impact area and will provide an ideal opportunity to develop your research skills in evaluating farming systems, economic and risk scenarios. The position will be supervised by an internationally recognised research team.
The CERC Fellow will build a multidisciplinary network within CSIRO, nationally and internationally. The economic assessment framework will be ground truthed in close consultation with collaborating producers who are considering or have applied regenerative agriculture interventions. Research outputs will be published in high-impact international journals and presented at conferences.
CERC Postdoctoral Fellowships provide opportunities to scientists and engineers who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years of relevant postdoctoral work experience. CERC fellowships aim to develop the next generation of future leaders of the innovation system. We are thrilled to be able to deliver on the commitment we made in our strategy to invest in frontier science with the new CSIRO Agriculture & Food Winanga-y Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme. The word Winanga-y (pronounced win-na-gnay) is a cultural asset gifted by the Gomeroi Nation in Myall Vale to CSIRO's Agriculture and Food Business Unit to name the Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme. Winanga-y means to understand, know, remember, and think.