First listed on: 08 September 2017

Research Leader - Agri-food Systems Innovation

  • Advance thinking and practice in innovation systems science
  • Apply your expertise to domestic and global Agri-food systems
  • Join Australia’s largest Agricultural research agency to make a difference now and into the future!
The position:
As the Research Leader - Agri-food Systems Innovation with CSIRO Agriculture and Food, you will provide intellectual leadership in the emerging science area of Innovation Systems. Leading a suite of R&D projects focussing on Agri-food innovation systems in South-East Asia, South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, you will develop, implement and oversee investigations for research agencies, NGOs and private sector companies involved in agricultural innovation.
Projects will aim to maximise the impact of R&D expenditure in agriculture and food systems and will include, but not be limited to:
  • 'Transforming Agrifood Systems' program in the CGIAR Grain Legumes and Dryland Cropping Core Research Program; and
  • 'Accelerating Research and Innovation System in Agriculture' project funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
To be considered for this senior CSIRO position, you will be well regarded in your field and hold a PhD (or have equivalent research experience) in an area such as agricultural science or a social science relevant to the delivery of impact and innovation from agricultural R&D. To be successful, you will use your insights to identify and influence key stakeholders and increase the likelihood of significant impact from your research.
Click on the ‘Position Details’ link below to see more information on this critical role. Apply today!
Location: Black Mountain (Canberra) Australian Capital Territory
Salary: Attractive salary offered
Tenure: 3 year term
Ref No.: 46882
We recommend that you view the Position Details for this role before preparing your application – Position Details
At CSIRO we invent the future. We use science and technology to solve real issues and make a difference to industry, people and the planet. As Australia’s national science agency we’ve been pushing the edge of what’s possible for almost 90 years. Collectively, our innovation and excellence places us in the top ten applied research agencies in the world. We Collaborate to Innovate.
CSIRO provides a diverse and inclusive workplace by focusing on gender equality, support and development of women in leadership, increasing the employment of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and supporting the LGBTI+ community and others with diverse backgrounds. We offer a supportive environment where employee wellbeing is a top priority.
We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you.
How to apply: If you are interested in this opportunity please submit one document incorporating a resume and (maximum 2 page) covering letter. We ask that your covering letter includes recent and relevant examples that best demonstrate your ability to meet the pre-requisites and criteria for the role (listed in the Position Details document at the link above).
Applications close: Sunday 17 September, 2017 (11:59pm AEST)
We reserve the right to withdraw this ad prior to the closing date.

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