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
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