- Do you have a PhD in ecological modelling, quantitative ecology, ecological entomology or plant pathology?
- Are you excited about using your quantitative analytical and modelling skills to generate practical, biosecurity tools and solutions?
- Play an integral role in our newly formed Trusted Agrifood Exports Mission in this exciting postdoctoral role
CSIRO Early Research Career (CERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships provide opportunities to scientists and engineers who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years of relevant postdoctoral work experience. These fellowships aim to develop the next generation of future leaders of the innovation system.
This position is an exciting opportunity for an early career, highly motivated research scientist with skills in quantitative analysis and modelling as it relates to biosecurity to join the Program Managing Invasive Species and Diseases of the Health and Biosecurity Business Unit of CSIRO. This multi-disciplinary program undertakes research to reduce the actual and potential economic, environmental and social impacts of national priority pests, weeds and diseases of agriculture and the environment. The position will also play an integral role in CSIRO’s newly formed Trusted Agrifood Exports Mission which aims to boost global export earnings of Australian grown food through tools and technologies that verify our quality, safety and clean and green credentials.
In this role you will be using your quantitative and empirical skills to develop and test new approaches to both support market access and help responses to agricultural biosecurity threats entering Australia. You will also be turning your research into practical tools and solutions by working closely with prospective users. This will involve working collaboratively with industry, regulators and scientists from diverse disciplines, including working closely with data analysts and modellers in Data61. Research will include developing and conducting risk analytics to support the development of phytosanitary systems approaches for market access, optimising pest surveillance and “track and trace” methodologies, and guiding the design and implementation of relevant empirical studies.
You will have the opportunity to build and maintain networks, develop new business, provide scientific leadership and pursue new ideas and approaches that create new concepts and beneficial impacts.