Postdoctoral Fellow - Nitrogen management decision support systems
Postdoctoral Fellows are appointed for up to three years or part time equivalent and will work closely with a leading Research Scientist or Engineer in their respective field. They carry out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO with the possibility of novel and important scientific outcomes. They present the findings in appropriate publications and at conferences.
The successful applicant will join a group of world-leading researchers aiming to reduce the impact of agriculture on Australia's world renowned Great Barrier Reef. The postdoctoral fellow will undertake research on ways to increase nitrogen use efficiency in cropping systems, and thus reduce nitrogen losses from these systems to the environment. The main focus will be sugarcane cropping in catchments draining into the Great Barrier Reef, although part of the research may be undertaken in other intensive agricultural systems.
The work will build on current research activities in these areas, aiming to use digital technologies to improve farmers' decision making. The research involves application of the agricultural systems model APSIM to simulate the effect of different fertiliser management options and to use resulting outcomes to inform the development and improvement of innovative decision support systems.
Your responsibilities will include:
Locations: St Lucia, Brisbane, QLD
To be successful you will need:
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How to Apply: Please apply for this position online at https://jobs.csiro.au/ and enter requisition number 52389. You will be required to upload one document only containing both your CV/Resume, cover letter and responses to the Essential Criteria. Please note, your application may not be considered by the Selection Committee if you do not respond to the Essential Criteria.
Applications Close: 11:59pm AEST, Tuesday 2nd of January 2018.