First listed on: 13 July 2017

Nutrition Systems Scientist

  • Provide leadership on multi-disciplinary approaches for bridging the gap between agriculture and nutrition
  • Develop innovative metrics for use in integrated assessment of food and agricultural systems
  • Be part of a high performing team of multi-disciplinary scientists in the Global Food and Nutrition Security group  

The Position

This position will provide leadership on multi-disciplinary approaches for bridging the gap between agriculture and nutrition through the development of innovative metrics for use in integrated assessment of food and agricultural systems. Developing the metrics and understanding the linkages between agriculture and diets is crucial as this impinges in all areas of global change: land use, emissions, trade, sustainability, structure of the agricultural sector adaptation, etc. Additionally, the incumbent will provide leadership in integrating the activities of different parts of CSIRO Agriculture and Food (RP6, RP9 and others), as well as coordinating inputs in major international scientific initiatives (Lancet Commissions and others). It is expected that these activities will contribute effectively to develop a portfolio of projects around nutrition sensitive agriculture, a key domain for CSIRO to engage in the coming decade.

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work.  Find out more here!: Balance

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Incorporating novel approaches to scientific investigations by adapting and/or developing original concepts and ideas for new, existing and further research.
  • Leading research activities on the relationship between drivers of global change, agricultural production, and nutrition and health outcomes
  • Developing research approaches to the incorporation of nutrition outcomes in global change and household level analyses
  • Advising on integration of nutrition-sensitive approaches to agricultural research and development projects
  • Coordinating activities across CSIRO in the area of nutrition sensitive agriculture and sustainable diets.

Location: St Lucia, Queensland
Salary: $92K - $100K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Indefinite/Ongoing
Reference: 37765

To be successful you will need:

  • A doctorate and/or equivalent research experience in a relevant discipline area, such as food security, nutrition, public health, farming systems;
  • A minimum of three years’ experience working on nutrition sensitive agriculture, preferably in developing countries.
  • Deep knowledge of the linkages between agriculture and nutrition globally.
  • The abbility to build a research portfolio of work at multiple scales, from local to global.The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary, regionally dispersed research team, and carry out independent individual research, to achieve organisational goals.
  • A record of science innovation and creativity plus the ability & willingness to incorporate novel ideas and approaches into scientific investigations.

Who we are: The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

How to Apply:  Please upload one document only containing both your CV/Resume and cover letter providing enough information relevant to this position to enable the selection panel to determine your suitability.  If your application proceeds to the next stage you may be asked to provide additional information.

Before you apply, please view the full position details and selection criteria here:  Position Details document

Applications Close:  11:59pm AEST, 1 August 2017.

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