Job Vacancy: 2 x Postdoctoral Fellowships in Ecology and Modelling

A unique opportunity exists for two Postdoctoral Fellows to join CSIRO Health and Biosecurity.  The successful applicants will work as part of a large-scale collaborative project, developing real-time pest risk forecasting tools that will be integrated into an Australian agricultural pest surveillance system.

The details of the two fellowships on offer are as follows:

Fellowship 1: Focuses on the generation of models used to forecast pest phenology and population dynamics.

Fellowship 2: Focuses on modelling insect dispersal at regional scales.

Find out more by viewing the full position description and selection criteria here:  Position description

Your duties/responsibilities will include:

  • Under the direction of senior research scientists, carrying out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO that will, where possible, lead to novel and important scientific outcomes.
  • Developing process-based population dynamics models of agricultural pests (arthropods or plant diseases) using a generic modelling framework, OR calibrating insect and pathogen aerial spread and survival models using a high-level modelling package.
  • Undertaking appropriate ecological or eco-physiological experiments to generate data to calibrate the models.
  • Undertaking regular reviews of relevant literature and patents.
  • Producing high quality scientific and/or engineering papers suitable for publication in quality journals, for client reports and granting of patents.

Applications must be submitted on the CSIRO website here:  CSIRO Jobs

Applications Close:  11:59pm AEST, Sunday, 8th July 2018

Contributed by IPRRG members Darren Kriticos and Dean Paini