Postdoctoral Fellow - Novel plant-based approaches for delivering water

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Postdoctoral Fellow - Novel plant-based approaches for delivering water

Job Description

    Multi country and multi disciplinary
    Recognised world leaders in cotton management improvement.
    Positive Industry Impact-  improved practice change

The Position:
Using your knowledge and skills, gained from your PhD in the plant science area, you will undertake a project to expand the BIOTIC approach facilitating irrigation scheduling decisions across a wider range of Australian cotton irrigation systems. Your ability to work effectively as part of the team and build relationships with collaborators, growers and funding agents alike will see you succeed in this role
CSIRO offers all postdoctoral fellows a development plan, tailored to your experience and interests, to further your career in science. Part of the plan includes formal and on-the-job training, with mentoring also an option. You will have access to CSIRO's extensive research facilities as well as the opportunity to collaborate with postdoctoral and research scientists in other CSIRO Divisions.

Specifically you will:

    Design, conduct and analyse field experiments that monitor crop growth, yield and WUE in a range of environments both in Australia to refine the BIOTIC approach for deficit irrigation.
    Establish whether the BIOTIC approach can be expanded to improve yield, quality and WUE.
    Communicate findings through leading academic journals, seminars, conferences and industry publications and presentations
    Interact with growers, collaborating scientists (both in Australia and USA) and funding agencies to foster the development of new research and development opportunities

Location: Myall Vale, Narrabri New South Wales
Salary: $78K-$85K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Ref no: NSW12/04866
Tenure: 3 year term appointment

To be successful you will have:

    PhD in plant science in an area relating to crop/plant physiology and stress responses. Owing to terms of the fellowship, the candidate must not have more than 3 years full-time relevant postdoctoral experience.
    Demonstrated experience with crop and plant research techniques (including in-field research) related to abiotic stress and statistical analysis.
    Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and representational skills. Good written and oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate research findings in seminars and in refereed journals.
    Demonstrated originality, creativity and innovation in identifying and solving problems.
    Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary research team and foster collaborative research initiatives.

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Find out more! For further information and instructions on how to lodge your application, please visit our website at CSIRO Careers http://csiro.nga.net.au/cp/index.cfm, choose "Job Search" and insert Reference Number NSW12/04866 where indicated.
 
 
Contact:      Dr Rose Brodrick
CSIRO Plant Industry
Myall Vale, NSW
Australia
Phone:  +61 2 6799 1500

Deadline: Contact employer

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