Senior Principal Research Scientist -Sustainability Program




Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Start Date

Monday, November 1, 2021

CSIRO’s Agriculture and Food Business Unit applies world class multidisciplinary science, technology and facilities, relevant IP and global networks across the value chain to create healthier, trusted, safer and more sustainable food and fibre for the future. We work with a diverse range of people and partners that span Australia and 25 countries, fostering a shared vision to create measurable economic, environmental and social impact. The Sustainability Program works to mobilise science and technology to support societal transitions to a sustainable and equitable future in the context of profitable agriculture.

As part of the Sustainability Research Program leadership team, you will be responsible for the program’s science, impact and strategy. You will also be responsible for overseeing a new initiative between CSIRO & University of Queensland through its Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and food Innovation (QAAFI). This CSIRO-UQ Joint Food System Transformation Initiative is a collaborative research initiative set up to broker, design and deliver positive outcomes for Australian food system transformation; and application of same to priority Official Development Assistance (ODA) countries in the Asia-Pacific. It is envisaged that the Initiative will become a recognised global leader for food system transformation R&D; and that the portfolio of research will evolve over time based on need and strategy.

Applications are invited across two capability levels and the successful candidate will be appointed at the level commensurate with their skills and experience.