First listed on: 13 July 2017

Multi-Scale Agricultural Systems Analyst 

  • Provide leadership coordinating the linkages of our work at different scales (from household to global levels)
  • Be responsible for developing, maintaining and updating novel spatial and non-spatial data products
  • Play a critical role in a high performing team of multi-disciplinary scientists in the Global Food and Nutrition Security group  

The Position

This position will provide leadership coordinating the linkages of our work at different scales (from the household to the global levels) and ensuring the adequate synthesis of information for high level strategic decision-making and guiding investments. As such, this is a critical position for the team. This post will also coordinate workflows between the teams operating at the global and household levels. The incumbent will have the responsibility of developing, maintaining and updating novel spatial and non-spatial data products for use by partners and other stakeholders. The incumbent will also lead the work on biophysical modelling in our team and will ensure the appropriate linkages with external partners are maintained and nourished as appropriate.

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:

  • Incorporating novel approaches to scientific investigations by adapting and/or developing original concepts and ideas for new, existing and further research.
  • Working with existing modelling expertise across the Agricultural & Food Business Unit and elsewhere as part of a multi-disciplinary research team working on the economics, productivity and sustainability of farming systems in Australia and the developing world.
  • Studying approaches to strengthen the linkages between existing research conducted on multiple scales, from local farming systems to global land-use systems
  • Building, maintaining and (if required) extending research data repositories containing global land use and environmental data to local household and agricultural surveys for ensuring transparency and reproducibility of research findings
  • Engaging in multi-sectoral assessments or international initiatives (IPCC, etc) as needed.

Location:      St Lucia, Queensland
Salary:          $92K - $100K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:         Indefinite/Ongoing
Reference:    37764

To be successful you will need:

  • A doctorate and/or equivalent research experience in a relevant discipline area, such as geography, agricultural science, agricultural economics, farming systems;
  • Deep understanding of the driving forces shaping agriculture globally.
  • Ability to model and map change in agricultural systems.
  • Ability to develop methods for connecting diverse data and methods from multiple biophysical and geographical scales.
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary, regionally dispersed research team, and carry out independent individual research, to achieve organisational goals.
  • A record of science innovation and creativity plus the ability & willingness to incorporate novel ideas and approaches into 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, 6 August 2017.

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