First listed on: 11 July 2017

Agricultural Economist 

  • Provide leadership in the area of global integrated assessment modelling
  • Develop future scenarios of how to feed the world sustainably and within planetary boundaries
  • Join a high performing team of multi-disciplinary scientists in the Global Food and Nutrition Security group  

The Position

This position will provide leadership in the area of global integrated assessment modelling and the development of future scenarios of how to feed the world sustainably and within planetary boundaries. It is expected that this position will serve as a bridge between the work of the Food and Nutrition Security group and our numerous external partners working in this area (IIASA, PIK, IFPRI, IPCC, Lancet Commissions and others). The position will also engage and further develop the work on sustainable diets and health, including the estimation of social impacts of different agricultural futures. The incumbent will also collaborate with other colleagues working at more disaggregated scales in our multi-scale assessment work.

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work.  Find out more here!: Balance

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Leading the analytical work on global integrated assessment of agricultural futures.
  • Maintaining effective partnerships and a vibrant research agenda with the key external partners in this field.
  • Developing a research agenda for assessing the impacts of sustainable diets, including the assessment of broad socio-economic impacts (health, incomes, employment, etc) of alternative scenarios.
  • Engaging in multi-sectoral assessments or international initiatives (IPCC, etc) as needed.
  • Incorporating novel approaches to scientific investigations by adapting and/or developing original concepts and ideas for new, existing and further research.

Location:      St Lucia, Queensland
Salary:          $106K - $124K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:         Indefinite/Ongoing
Reference:    37762

To be successful you will need:

  • A doctorate and/or equivalent research experience in a relevant discipline area, such as agricultural economics or impact assessment;
  • Extensive knowledge of global economic modelling methods and tools.
  • Highly developed GAMS and/or R programming skills.
  • 3-5 years’ experience involved in the development of scenarios of global food and nutrition security.
  • The ability to work effectively as a member or leader of a multi-disciplinary, regionally dispersed research team, and carry out independent individual research, to achieve organisational goals.
  • A significant record of science innovation and creativity plus the ability to apply well developed research skills to scientific investigations.

Who we are: The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

How to Apply:  Please upload one document only containing both your CV/Resume and cover letter providing enough information relevant to this position to enable the selection panel to determine your suitability.  If your application proceeds to the next stage you may be asked to provide additional information.

Before you apply, please view the full position details and selection criteria here:  Position Details document

Applications Close:  11:59pm AEST, 30 July 2017.

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