Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Agriculture, Water and Environment)

Charles Sturt University

Albury–Wodonga, Australia 🇦🇺

Bathurst NSW, Australia 🇦🇺

Dubbo NSW, Australia 🇦🇺

Orange NSW, Australia 🇦🇺

Wagga Wagga NSW, Australia 🇦🇺

Reference no: 495741
Work type: Fixed Term – Full Time
Location: Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Wagga Wagga
Categories: Academic – Research Only/Fellowship

  • Build networks and professional relationships
  • Great stepping stone to continue your research-oriented career
  • Excellent career opportunity in a large, community minded organisation 

The Role

  • Full time, Fixed Term (up to 3 years)
  • Level A – $90,822 to $97,412 pa (Plus 17% Superannuation)
  • Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Wagga Wagga

The name Gulbali is derived from the Wiradjuri phrase, Gulbali ngurambang, which translates to ‘to understand country’ and will be a thematic thread that links all our research.

The Gulbali Institute will focus on our research strengths in the areas of optimising farm systems for performance and sustainability; and enhancing the health and resilience of freshwater ecosystems. But we also recognise that it is important to recognise that Country is not just about land ‘environment’ it also includes social and spiritual aspects that influence the mind and the body.

You will be required to undertake world class research aligning with Gulbali priority areas across the Agriculture, Water and Environment space. You will be partnered with a mentor from the Charles Sturt University professoriate to ensure you are DECRA competitive.

To be successful you will have:

  • A one-page letter of support from your nominated member of the Charles Sturt University professoriate
  • A degree equivalent to the minimum requirements for an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
  • A track record of undertaking research/creative works or professional activities in the areas of agriculture, water and/or environment.
  • Commitment to undertake research/creative works with a focus on increasing publication rates in high quality international journals

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

This position is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents; or applicants who hold a current valid work visa commensurate with this position.

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The Gulbali Institute creates impactful integrated agriculture, water and environment research, grounded in Charles Sturt’s footprint across the Murray-Darling Basin, but with impact across Australia and globally.

The Institute brings together multidisciplinary research teams, enabling a holistic approach to research that provides solutions that are comprehensive, authoritative, and reflective of our economic, natural and social aspirations. The Institute will focus on research that addresses major national challenges and government, industry, and community strategic imperatives.

The University offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

We are an equal-opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. This is demonstrated through our Workplace Gender Equality Agency Employer of Choice Citation and our Athena SWAN Bronze Institutional Award. Charles Sturt is also a participating member in the Australian Workplace Equality Index. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQA+; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Further Information

Visit the Gulbali Institute website or download our Gulbali Institute Brochure to find out more about our work in this space. 

Additional information is available in the Position Description or by contacting:

Professor Lee Baumgartner | Acting Executive Director, Gubali Institute | [email protected] 

Closing Date: 11 pm, 11 December 2022 

Position Description

Advertised: 11 Nov 2022 09:00 AM – AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 11 Dec 2022 11:00 PM – AUS Eastern Daylight Time