The Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (PDRF) will initiate and conduct applied research in soil fertility and crop nutrient and water management with a focus on optimizing the integrated use of animal manures and mineral fertilizers in high yielding irrigated Australian farming systems. S/he will be highly numerate and undertake field and lab trials to validate productivity, environmental and economic benefits of organic amendments using field crop and soil monitoring, soil physico-chemical properties, soil water and greenhouse gas emissions to investigate real-world commercial crop management scenarios that will underpin decision support systems for government and industry stakeholders.
a PhD in plant-soil organic matter-water interactions, soil nutrition, or a related discipline obtained within the last 5 years.
good project management and advanced field based research methods of at least three areas out of soil-plant-water field monitoring, agronomy, statistics and data analytics, soil physics-organic interactions, soil N/P crop nutrition, soil-atmosphere greenhouse gas measurement, remote sensing in the context of fertility management.
in depth knowledge and experience of field based experimentation in agricultural environments with ability in statistics and data interpretation.
demonstrated originality, creativity and innovation in problem solving and introducing new directions and approaches.
demonstrated ability to conduct research in industry projects with a high degree of applied science and industry focused research.
demonstrated skills in the publication of research journal articles, conference papers, industry literature articles.
evidence of high quality peer reviewed publications in international journals.
About CeRRF, Griffith, Deakin University, Australia
CERRF is unique in the Australian context as it has the capability and capacity to address regional and rural productivity problems with teams from engineering, science, business, economics and the humanities. The Centre focuses on bridging the gaps between regional enterprises, governments and academia. With significant investment in cutting edge facilities and fitted with state-of-the-art equipment, CeRRF will be positioned as the premier centre for regional research and produce the best innovations that will positively impact rural communities here and around the world.
At CeRRF, we nurture the development of our researchers to encourage meaningful interaction with partners across the government, industry and community sectors.