Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Soil Science / Organic Amendments - Sustainable Irrigation
Job no: 494369
CERRF is unique in the Australian context as it has the capability and capacity to address regional and rural productivity problems with teams from engineering, science, business, economics and the humanities. The Centre focuses on bridging the gaps between regional enterprises, governments and academia. With significant investment in cutting edge facilities and fitted with state-of-the-art equipment, CeRRF will be positioned as the premier centre for regional research and produce the best innovations that will positively impact rural communities here and around the world.
At CeRRF, we nurture the development of our researchers to encourage meaningful interaction with partners across the government, industry and community sectors. The Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (PDRF) will initiate and conduct applied research in soil fertility and crop nutrient and water management with a focus on optimising the integrated use of animal manures and mineral fertilizers in high yielding irrigated Australian farming systems. S/he will be highly numerate and undertake field and lab trials to validate productivity, environmental and economic benefits of organic amendments using field crop and soil monitoring, soil physico-chemical properties, soil water and greenhouse gas emissions to investigate real-world commercial crop management scenarios that will underpin decision support systems for government and industry stakeholders.
The PDRF will publish in high-quality international journals, industry literature and contribute to an Australian Federally funded project "Unlocking the true value of organic soil amendments", which will contribute to the Smart Farming Partnerships outcomes through the National Landcare Programme. They will also be expected to collaborate with national researchers and other industry based project partners.
The Project is funded by a National Landcare Project between Deakin University, Queensland University Technology, La Trobe University, University of Queensland, Irrigation Research Extension Committee (IREC), Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA),Office Environment and Heritage, Green Industries SA, Sustainability Victoria This is a 3 year, full-time fixed-term position based at the Griffith Research Centre and classified at Research Fellow Grade 1 (Level A) with salary in the range of $68,914-$92,644 p.a + 17% super.
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