CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Animal Behaviour Modelling

Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Armidale, Australia

Job posting number: #7090275 (Ref:cj_80463)

Posted: December 7, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Acknowledgement of Country

 

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The Opportunity

 

  • Interested in a great opportunity to research animal behavioural modelling?
  • Develop novel methods of animal welfare assessment
  • Join CSIRO – Australia’s leading scientific research organisation!

 

CSIRO Early Research Career (CERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships provide opportunities to scientists and engineers who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years of relevant postdoctoral work experience. These fellowships aim to develop the next generation of future leaders of the innovation system.

 

The role will be part of the Animal Behaviour and Welfare Team working to develop novel methods of animal welfare assessment. 

Your duties 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 and applying novel concepts and new technologies for the assessment of social behaviour in groups of livestock.
  • Conducting experiments using cattle, sheep and/or poultry to generate data for analysis.
  • Undertaking analysis and modelling of data generated by animal experiments.
  • Undertaking regular reviews of relevant literature and patents.

 

Location: Armidale, NSW

Salary: AU$89k - AU$98k plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Specified term of 3 years

Reference: 80463

To be considered you will need:

 

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as animal ethology, animal welfare, mathematical and graph modelling of social behaviour, or machine learning.

Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years (full-time equivalent) of postdoctoral research experience.

  • High level written and oral communication skills with the ability to represent the research team effectively internally and externally, including at national and international conferences.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in application of experimentation in animal or behaviour research.
  • Demonstrated skills in data analysis or statistical modelling.
  • Demonstrated skills in preparation and publication research findings in peer-reviewed international journals.

 

For full details about this role please view the Position Description

Eligibility

To be eligible for this role, you must be an Australian/New Zealand Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or Australian temporary resident currently residing in Australia.


The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent. Additional integrity checks may be required for specific roles which require security clearance for working with children, Australian Government cybersecurity requirements or other identified security roles.

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. 

About CSIRO

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. 


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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

04 January 2022, 11:00pm AEDT



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