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Researcher - Agricultural Economics

Apply now Job no: 537711
Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: ANU Officer 8

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 8 (Research)

Salary package: $99,612 - $106,517 p/a + superannuation

Term: Full time, Fixed Term (11 months)

Economist required for Interdisciplinary Project at the Australian National University

  • Opportunity for researcher with experience in agricultural adoption to join a highly regarded team
  • Enjoy a fast-paced, collaborative team environment
  • Expand your career through an innovative project that supports farmers and the environment

Position overview

Sustainable Farms is a trans-disciplinary initiative at the ANU with a vision to empower farmers to adopt regenerative farming practices. Co funded by the ANU, philanthropy and industry, Sustainable Farms has been created to accelerate on-ground changes in practices that will better conserve farmland biodiversity enhance environmental condition but at the same time secure mental health benefits for farmers. Sustainable Farms works across three colleges the ANU and includes the Research School of Finance and Actuarial Studies, the Centre for Mental Health Research and the Fenner School of Environment & Society where the project is based.

This position offers an opportunity to explore investment frameworks and behavioural mechanisms relating to adoption of improved management of natural assets on-farm. The appointee will apply their knowledge of a diagnostic impact tool such as ADOPT to ensure Sustainable Farms makes a lasting impact on adoption of management practices to enhance natural assets in farming systems in South-eastern Australia. The appointee will be responsible for undertaking research, running consultative processes with farmers and publishing results of the work in academic literature. The successful candidate will have experience working with or with respect to Australian farming communities.

For further information about the role, please contact Michelle Young michelle.young@anu.edu.au or phone 02 61251494.

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit https://services.anu.edu.au/human-resources/respect-inclusion

This position would be very suitable for an applicant working in industry or government interested in a secondment to extend their research and build engagement with industry stakeholders.

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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