CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modelling Multi-actor Socio-agro-ecological Systems

Date: 21-Oct-2021

Location: Brisbane, QLD, AU Canberra, ACT, AU

Company: CSIRO

The Opportunity

  • Do you have a PhD in a relevant discipline area, such as computer science, geography, economics, environment, agricultural science or social science or similar?
     
  • Exciting opportunity to develop new socio-agro-ecological models of adaptive management strategies
     
  • Join CSIRO – Australia’s leading scientific research organisation!

CSIRO Early Research Career (CERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships provide opportunities to scientists and engineers who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years of relevant postdoctoral work experience. These fellowships aim to develop the next generation of future leaders of the innovation system. 
 

The CSIRO Data61 and Agriculture and Food business units are recently established a new 3-year shared strategy project to develop digital/data transformation for agriculture. As a member of this multidisciplinary team, you will work with CSIRO scientists, engineers and collaborate with national and international university partners to develop new socio-agro-ecological models of adaptive management strategies that have general applicability for decision making in agricultural landscape management. 
 

The CERC Fellow will work closely with leading scientists in the Agriculture and Food and Data61 machine learning and data analytics business unit, developing computer simulation models for multiple actor landscape management. Your research will focus on developing a modelling framework that will allow for the integration of existing representations of human decision-making that are based on social science theories about land management behaviour in Australia, with real-time updates and system-learning based on observed behaviours.  The successful candidate will work within national and international settings and as part of a diverse multidisciplinary team.

In this role you will:

  • Develop a computer simulation model using agent-based modelling approaches to explore multi-actor land management behaviours and the optimization of outcomes for both agricultural production and environmental protection.
  • Implement the general model in specific contexts to provide adaptive management solutions based on future trajectories, through the integration of localized decision-making and observed behaviours.
  • Publish results in relevant international scientific venues (high-level journals and conferences).
  • Evaluate the developed model to demonstrate its fitness for purpose, taking responsibility for functionality, performance, and robustness.
    Interpret and present research findings to scientists and practitioners from a wide range of other scientific areas.

Location:   Brisbane, QLD or Canberra, ACT
Salary:       AU$89k – AU$98k plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure:      Specified term of 3 years
Reference:  77807

About You


We’re interested in hearing from people who can demonstrate the following:

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area such as computer science, geography, economics, environment, agricultural science or social science. 
  • Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years (or full-time equivalent) of postdoctoral research experience.
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary, regionally dispersed research team, plus the motivation and discipline to carry out independent research.
  • Knowledge of agent-based simulation modelling methods and tools such as NetLogo, Repast or GAMA, or the ability to program with object-oriented languages such as Java or C++. 
  • Solid knowledge of theories on human decision-making and socio-agro-ecological systems.   
  • A history of publication in peer-reviewed journals and/or authorship of scientific papers, reports, grant applications or patents.
  • High-level written and oral communication skills with the ability to represent the research team effectively internally and externally, including the presentation of research outcomes at national and international conferences. 

If you meet the majority of these requirements, please consider applying.

For full details about this role please view the Position Description
 

Eligibility

To be eligible you must be an Australian/New Zealand Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or Australian temporary resident currently residing in Australia (visa sponsorship may be provided to eligible onshore candidates).
The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent. Additional integrity checks may be required for specific roles which require security clearance for working with children, Australian Government cybersecurity requirements or other identified security roles.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit diverse people across por society and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 

About CSIRO

At CSIRO Australia’s national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology.  We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

How to Apply

https://jobs.csiro.au/job/Brisbane%2C-QLD-Postdoctoral-Fellowship/804239100/?locale=en_GB
Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

21 November 2021, 11:00pm AEST

Postdoc Position Available in International Fisheries Science and Management

Drs. Austin Humphries and Elin Torell at the University of Rhode Island seek a postdoctoral associate to contribute to studies of the social-ecological drivers and impacts of distant water fleets on national fisheries and fisherfolk.

Background: Industrial distant water fleets (DWFs) have typically been identified in U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) programs as one of many threats to fisheries sustainability that can be mitigated through broader efforts to improve scientific, governance, and enforcement capacities and informed, organized constituencies. More recently, however, some USAID Missions have started to identify illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing by DWFs as a more direct and significant impediment to improving the management of national fisheries and are beginning to consider targeted interventions to counter the many impacts of DWFs on national fishery resources. DWFs sometimes engage in harvesting practices that are legal but unsustainable; the licenses that allow unsustainable activity may be the result of weak data and technical analyses and/or of corrupting influence on issuing officials.DWFs can also degrade fisheries if they extract resources illegally, resulting in habitat destruction or overharvesting. Often enforcement of illegal fishing by DWFs is challenging in developing contexts, either because enforcement institutions are under-equipped or because political influence disrupts the hand of justice. Additionally, there can be conflicts between DWFs and national fishers, which can include physical collisions, perceptions of unfair resource allocations, or extractions that erode domestic support for compliance with management rules.

Position Details: The position entails working with collaborators at the University of British Columbia and others with a focus on characterizing the ecological and socio-economic impacts of DWFs in select geographies. The research will cover a number of geographies missions listed in Annex A of the DWF Research Agenda. The final countries covered will be determined in collaboration with USAID but will include some of the following: a) target countries in U.S. Government’s Global Food Security Strategy: Ghana, Kenya, and Senegal; b) Feed the Future aligned countries Mozambique and Tanzania; c) biodiversity priority countries: Indonesia, Madagascar, the Pacific Islands, and Philippines. The postdoctoral associate will produce/update a set of country level briefs for USAID Missions that includes analysis of the ecological and socio-economic impacts of DWFs. Other products from this research include peer-reviewed manuscripts, white papers, and policy briefs. The postdoctoral research associate will be based at the Coastal Resources Center, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island and be supervised by Drs. Austin Humphries and Elin Torell. We all have a role to play in cultivating inclusion. Our culture is the result of our behaviors, our personal commitment, our curiosity, how we collaborate, and the ways that we share our perspectives and encourage others to do the same. In turn, this inspires us to try new things, speak openly, and be bold. It brings us together as a research community and empowers all of us to connect, belong, and grow. We are especially interested in candidates that share this vision.

Qualifications: At the time of appointment, the candidate will hold a PhD in fisheries science, marine affairs,or a related field. Candidates should have strong writing and communication skills as well as a track record of delivering research products on time and in a professional manner. A proven capacity to publish in peer-reviewed journals is desired. Also desired is a demonstrated expertise in quantitative data analysis related to fish stock assessment and/or socio-economic impact assessment. Ideal candidates will have experience working with diverse collaborators and across disciplines/geographies.

To Apply: Please follow instructions at https://jobs.uri.edu/postings/8826.For questions, email Drs. Austin Humphries humphries@uri.eduand Elin Torell elintorell@uri.edu. The position is open until filled with first consideration of applicants beginning on October 31, 2021.

Start date is negotiable but is anticipated around January or February 2022. Initial appointment will be for one year,with anticipated funding for two years, conditional upon performance. The University of Rhode Island offers competitive salary ($53,760 to $61,308 for this position) and benefits to its postdoctoral researchers and scholars.

For more information on the benefits available, visit https://web.uri.edu/hr/benefits/.

Groundwater Hydrologist

Groundwater Hydrologist

Date: 10-Oct-2021
Location: Adelaide, SA, AU Perth, WA, AU Brisbane, QLD, AU Negotiable, AU
Company: CSIRO
The Opportunity
 
Apply your data-driven problem-solving skills in diverse large-scale projects
Use your research expertise to support Australia’s Strategic Basin Plans initiative
Join CSIRO – Australia’s National Science Agency – in an ongoing role!
 
Are you a skilled Groundwater Hydrologist with an interest in groundwater systems & models, and well-developed project management skills?

We are seeking a motivated & experienced Groundwater Hydrologist to join our ‘Risks to Groundwater Resources’ Team within CSIRO Land & Water.  

In this multifaceted dynamic role, you will collaborate with various CSIRO internal & external stakeholders to support a range of diverse, large-scale groundwater management projects. You will use your data analysis & interpretation skills and groundwater systems knowledge to develop and apply solutions to varied research problems. 

Your duties will include:
Working on large multidisciplinary projects, including regional-scale integrated assessments; cross-disciplinary integration of groundwater hydrology (contaminants, ecology, geology and hydrogeology); and analysis and interpretation of regional-scale groundwater models.
Contributing to the interpretation and communication of research or technological results and collaborating on drafting presentations to, and/or detailed written reports for, clients and the scientific and/or technology community. 
Participating in planning projects and accepting responsibility for the scheduling and completion of major parts of projects, including allocating and directing tasks where appropriate.
Supporting scientific research that integrates spatial, field, remotely sensed and modelled data to enhance regional-scale integrated assessments with a focus on risks to water and the environment.
Working collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary research team, and communicating openly, effectively and respectfully with all staff, clients and suppliers.
 
Location: Adelaide SA, Brisbane QLD or Perth WA
Salary: AU$87K to AU$98K plus up to 15.4% superannuation 
Tenure: Indefinite
Reference: 78402

To be considered you will need:
A bachelor’s degree with honours in Science or Engineering, and/or equivalent relevant work experience in groundwater hydrology. 
Ability to analyse & visualise groundwater data using a variety of software packages. E.g., spatial analysis in ArcGIS or QGIS, data analysis and visualisation in Python, R, Matlab or similar. 
Experience in project planning and delivery. E.g., scheduling work and monitoring tasks in Microsoft Project, preparing agendas and minutes of meetings, using databases to keep track of data and citations.
Ability to cultivate productive working relationships with a variety of stakeholders. E.g., clients in government, partners in industry and colleagues in other science organisations.
Knowledge and ability to co-author on scientific journal publications and/or technical reports.
 
For full details about this role please review the Position Description

Eligibility
To be eligible to apply for this role, you must be currently residing in Australia as an Australian/New Zealand Citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.   

The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent.
Flexible Working Arrangements
We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 
Diversity and Inclusion
We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 

About CSIRO
At CSIRO Australia’s national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

How to Apply
Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

https://jobs.csiro.au/job/Adelaide,-SA-Groundwater-Hydrologist/800317900/?locale=en_GB

Applications Close
31 October 2021, 11:00pm AEST/AEDT

PhD position: Impact of extreme climate events on agricultural ecosystems in Europe

KIT-Campus Alpin – News – Stellenangebote – PhD position: Impact of extreme climate events on agricultural ecosystems in Europe

Open PhD position in the field of ecological-economic mdelling

From: “martin drechsler” <martin.drechsler@ufz.de>
To: “martin drechsler” <martin.drechsler@ufz.de>
Sent: Mardi 10 Août 2021 18:49:36
Subject: Open PhD position in the field of ecological-economic mdelling

Dear colleague,

for an interdispinary project on conservation biological control that integrates ecology, economics, climate science and mathematical modelling, I am looking for a PhD student who addresses the modelling part (Topic 2 in the attached call, another open position (Topic 1) is for a climate scientist). The research group is located at the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (Chair of Economics) in Cottbus, Germany; the PhD student will be able to choose between that site and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (Department of Ecological Modelling) in Leipzig, Germany. Both institutions offer an open, international and productive working atmosphere and are leaders in the modelling of social-ecological systems. Deadline for application is September 8, 2021. Further details can be found in the attached document. I’d be very grateful if you could distribute the call to interested candidates. Please apologise if this dissemination leads to cross posting.

Best regards,
Martin Drechsler
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig, Germany
Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, Cottbus, Germany
https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=36529

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PhD or Postdoc at Kiel University

The Center for Ocean and Society at Kiel University, in cooperation with the Institute for the World Economy (ifW), is looking for a new PhD or Postdoc for one of their projects. The project funding is for a PhD position (75%), but can be scaled up to 100% for a Postdoc.

Applications are open until 7 September, 2021.

See attached

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Two PhD Positions at Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus – Environmental and Resource Management

Two PhD Positions within the PhD Programme “Environmental and Resource Management” at University Cottbus. The work is part of the Research Cluster “Mulitfunctional Landscapes under Climate Change”. Application Deadline is 01 August, 2021 and the Start of the Programme is 01 April, 2022.