Postdoctoral Fellowship in Root-Soil Water Interactions in Australia, 2018

Scholarship Description:

CSIRO is offering Postdoctoral Fellowship in Root-Soil Water Interactions to study in Australia. International students are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

CSIRO Agriculture & Food is seeking to appoint a highly motivated and creative Postdoctoral Fellow to work alongside existing staff aiming to improve farm-level prediction of plant available water capacity.

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Degree level:

Fellowships are available to pursue Postdoctoral programme.

Field of Study:

Fellowships are awarded in Root-Soil Water Interactions. Postdoctoral Fellows work closely with a leading Research Scientist or Engineer in their respective field.

Scholarship Award: 

Fellowships $80k to $91k plus up to 15.4% superannuation.


International students are eligible to apply for this fellowship. Scholarship can be taken inAustralia.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be successful, you will need:

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in soil physics, crop-soil interactions or functional root phenotyping or related discipline. Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 4 years of relevant postdoctoral experience.
  • High level is written and oral communication skills with the ability to represent the research team effectively internally and externally, including at national and international conferences.
  • Demonstrated theoretical and practical knowledge of root-soil interactions, water and nitrogen cycling, transformations and interactions within soil and plant systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to design, conduct, analyse and interpret quantitative field and/or laboratory experiments.
  • The ability to travel to field sites and other locations.
  • A current driver’s licence

English Language Requirements: 

Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Applying procedure Instructions:

How to Apply: 

Please apply for this position online and enter requisition number 57079. Applicants will be required to upload a single document (maximum 2 MB) that includes your resume/CV and a cover letter that provides a short response for each of the selection criteria demonstrating your relevant experience.

Scholarship Official Web Links:

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Scholarship Deadline:

July 24, 2018.

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