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Agricultural Scientist - Market Access analysis

Date: 13-Jan-2023

Location: Armidale, NSW, AU

Company: CSIRO

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The Opportunity

•    Be in the forefront of livestock analysis research 
•    Bring your analysis expertise 
•    Join Australia’s National Science and Innovation Agency!


Our purpose as Australia's national science agency is to solve Australia's greatest challenges through innovative science and technology – it's what we've been doing for the past 100 years.
At CSIRO Agriculture and Food our research from gene to plate increases productivity and efficiencies at the farm level, improves the quality and yield of Australian crops, develops innovative food processing technologies, creates new value-added foods, and is growing the nation’s livestock, aquaculture and fishery industries.
The Agricultural Scientist – Market Access analysis role will be part of the Resilient Livestock team located in Armidale, NSW.  You will contribute to a program of research projects aimed at supporting market access for Australian Livestock products. This will be achieved through analysis of multiple diverse data streams and bio-economic modelling activities.

Your duties will include:

•    Under general direction, contribute to research and/or technology through the development of original and adapted experimental methods, equipment or software.
•    Undertake a wide variety of tasks or tasks with a high degree of specialisation; particularly in the area of complex data analysis and bio-economic modelling.
•    Show initiative to seek new approaches to meet experimental or technological needs when encountering new problems where methods are not defined.
•    Participate in the identification and definition of research and/or technological problems with colleagues.
•    Liaise with clients to determine their needs and take personal responsibility for their satisfaction.


Location:  Armidale, NSW
Salary:  AU$89,680 to AU$101,459 per annum plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:  Specified Term of 18 months
Reference:  91110

To be considered you will need:

•    A PhD in Agricultural Science, Animal Science, Computational Science or equivalent or relevant work experience in similar field.
•    Experience in using high level computational skills to perform complex analyses.
•    Understanding of market access issues facing Australian livestock production.
•    Ability to apply mathematical models to life science or agricultural research areas.
•    Experience in livestock production and processing.
•    Experience with research ethics compliance procedures.
•    A Current Australian Drivers Licence.



For full details about this role please review the Position Description


To be eligible to apply for this role, you must be an Australian/New Zealand Citizen, an Australian Permanent Resident, or either hold or be able to obtain a valid working visa (visa sponsorship may be offered to the successful candidate if required).
Appointment to this role is subject to the provision of a national police check and pre-employment medical examination prior to commencement.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

CSIRO is committed to values-based leadership to inspire performance and unlock the potential of our people.

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

19 February 2023, 11:00pm AEST