Local recruitment: Senior Research Fellow (Water Scientist)

Charles Sturt University

Albury–Wodonga, Australia 🇦🇺

Orange NSW, Australia 🇦🇺

Wagga Wagga NSW, Australia 🇦🇺

Reference no: 495970
Work type: Fixed Term – Full Time
Location: Albury-Wodonga, Orange, Wagga Wagga
Categories: Academic – Research Only/Fellowship

  • Opportunity to develop a research program spanning different disciplines
  • Develop research partnerships with national and international organisations
  • Collaborate with strong, existing water research and teaching programs at Charles Sturt

The Role

  • Fixed term (up to 5 years) Full Time
  • Level C – $125,300 – $144,318 pa (plus 17% superannuation)
  • Albury-Wodonga, Orange or Wagga Wagga

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 teams to undertake research and innovation, focusing on:

  • Agriculture – Optimising farm systems for performance and sustainability
  • Water – Enhancing the health and resilience of freshwater ecosystems
  • Environment – Promoting biodiversity across landscapes

You will be required to integrate and collaborate with a broader team of water and aquatic scientists investigating the ecology, management, development and operations of surface and groundwater systems in the Murray-Darling Basin and Southeast Asia

To be successful you will have:

  • A doctoral qualification in a relevant field
  • A record of significant research achievement
  • Significant knowledge and understanding with the water discipline gained through industry and / or scholarly activities
  • Capacity to utilise and embrace current and emerging technologies to achieve work objectives

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.

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.

Charles Sturt’s work in Agriculture, Water and the Environment (AWE) has made a strong contribution to our UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) ranking where we are placed 67th overall out of 1406 participating institutions.

Our research in AWE has been targeted for strategic investment, with the University committed to driving research which has impact across Australia and globally. The key pillar of this strategic investment is in the establishment of the Gulbali Institute with particular areas of research excellence in biosecurity, food and wine science, water and fisheries management and environmental stewardship. The Institute focuses on applied research that addresses major global challenges and government, industry, and community strategic imperatives.

Based at the heart of the food bowl of Australia, the Institute works in close collaboration with  two commercial farms, one of the largest digital farms in the Southern Hemisphere, a commercial winery and vineyard of the future and a huge range of world class technical and industry standard facilities – clinics, glasshouses, labs and studios – spanning more than 2500 hectares.

Charles Sturt 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.

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

Further Information

Additional information is available in the  position description or by contacting:

Professor Lee Baumgartner | Executive Director, Gulbali Institute | email: lbaumgartner@csu.edu.au |  Ph: 0427 070 056

Closing Date: 11 pm, 6 April 2023

Advertised: 09 Mar 2023 09:00 AM – AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 06 Apr 2023 11:00 PM – AUS Eastern Standard Time





IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development