- Be part of a multi-disciplinary research team helping agriculture grow exports.
- Play a key role in supporting science engagement with industry and regulators,
- Join CSIRO – Australia’s premier science & technology research organisation.
Market-access (both domestic and international) is a key constraint for Australian horticultural growth. Biosecurity and pest management issues remain a major barrier to market access, both in terms of demonstrating produce is pest-free and meeting maximum residue limits for chemicals used in pest management. Industry is therefore increasingly assessing research based on its ability to grow exports. International trade is also becoming increasingly sophisticated and complex, for example through the emergence of major, global companies along the supply line, and the uptake of new technologies.
This role will bring to CSIRO a dedicated focus on deeply understanding and engaging with industry and regulators around market access. As the Agricultural Exports Engagement Officer, you will play a key role in ensuring that scientists are effectively engaged with industry, helping ensure research leads to adoption and identifying new R&D opportunities and partnerships. This includes helping to identify and expand CSIRO’s relationships across the supply chain, such as with agri-businesses, logistic companies, retailers, and importers. For both industry and regulators, you will play an important role in ensuring that CSIRO’s needs and operating environment/challenges are properly understood and met by researchers, and that science is clearly communicated to them. For industry and regulators, you will play an important role in ensuring that their needs and operating environment/challenges are properly understood by researchers, and that science is clearly communicated to them. Contribute the CSIROs Trusted Agrifood Export Mission by contributing to the conception, design, and implementation of impactful research, in partnership with industry and regulators.