Full-time, 3 year fixed term contract
Possibility to extend contract dependant on research and teaching performance
$106,194 - $125,797 AUD (ALB) per annum plus 17% superannuation
Job Reference: 1067474
Your new role
The School of Molecular and Life Sciences are seeking a Research Fellow to join its Soil and Landscape Science Group (http://curtin.edu/soil-landscape-sci).
This unique position will involve interdisciplinary collaborations with new and established researchers within the School, University and broader afield with national and international research and industry partners.
The position will be responsible for a research and teaching program in soil science that combines theories, new methods, modelling and modern teaching practice.
Working in a collegial and supportive team, in this role you will:
- Undertake novel research to advance our understanding of soil processes and functions.
- Contribute to developing soil science teaching material in Agriculture and Ecology.
- Contribute to the coordination and development of the SLSG’s research goals.
- Contribute to the functioning of the SLSG (planning, organising, staffing, leading), its research and other activities.
- Publish in quality (Q1) scientific journals.
- Write applications for competitive funding.
- Disseminate research findings through seminars, workshops, and conferences.
- Undertake supervision and mentorship of honours and research masters’ and doctoral students.
- Support the development of the soil science research and teaching capability at Curtin University.
The successful candidate will be passionate about science, cutting-edge soil science research and the development of testable new mechanistic hypotheses to help understand soil processes at different scales. Ability to build and sustain diverse research networks is important to the success of this position.
We encourage all applicants who meet the criteria to apply, however please note this position is based in Perth, Western Australia and you must be willing to relocate to Perth plus have work rights in Australia that match the tenure of this role. Please note that visa sponsorship and relocation will be considered.
To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Professor Raphael Viscarra Rossel on +61 8 9266 1154, or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Soil & Landscape Science Group conducts world-leading theoretical, methodological, and applied research that aims to improve understanding of soil processes and the drivers of soil and landscape variability at different spatial and temporal scales. It aims to build a robust scientific framework for the development of soil science and pathways for achieving sustainable development, supported by training of the next generation of soil scientist in ecology and agriculture.
Curtin University is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide (ARWU 2020 and QS World University Rankings 2019), and 9th in Australia (ARWU 2020). In addition, Curtin University offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package, a friendly and collaborative work environment, generous leave entitlements, flexible working arrangements, generous superannuation, and salary-packaging. Our vibrant campus also includes an art gallery, gym, childcare, medical centre, and endless food options.
One of the world’s most liveable cities Perth offers a sunny, Mediterranean climate, natural beauty in the shape of magnificent beaches, beautiful wineries, one of the world’s largest inner-city parks, and an eclectic mix of restaurants, shopping, and cultural experiences.
For more information on our university, please visit www.curtin.edu.au
Your application must include a cover letter, your CV and a separate document directly addressing the selection criteria (noted below) to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.
- A doctoral qualification in soil science or related discipline (e.g., ecology, agriculture)
- Demonstrable expertise in developing and applying modern quantitative methods in soil science (ecology, or agriculture).
- Demonstrable (a) growing research profile in soil science or related field, (b) emerging teaching portfolio, (c) organizational skills and (d) research leadership.
- Excellent research track record for the career stage, evidenced by high quality publications in Q1 journals and a solid and positive publication trajectory.
- Demonstrable computer software skills, e.g., via a GitHub repository or sample code, with statistical/mathematical programming in R, Python, Julia, or others.
Previous experience in pedometrics or soil biogeochemistry, or knowledge of plant-soil theory and demonstrated application of theory to practical solutions in soil science and land management are highly desirable.
Applications close: Saturday, 8th July 2023, 9pm AWST
Applicants should note that prior to appointment, you will need to have a current National Police Records check, undergo character, integrity, and reference checks. Please note that this position may be subject to a WA state government vaccination mandate. If requested, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status prior to employment.
If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1).
Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.