- Do you have a PhD in sustainability science, agri-food systems, human geography, environmental and social governance or a similar discipline?
- Keen to be involved in research on enhancing food system resilience and sustainability?
- Join the CSIRO Agriculture and Food Sustainability Program for this exciting 3-year postdoctoral role
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 CERC Fellow will design and conduct mixed-methods research that informs modelling of trajectories towards enhanced food system resilience and sustainability. Using a case study approach to better understand priorities in local food systems, the CERC Fellow will engage with stakeholders to identify sustainability and resilience attributes and understand the context behind system drivers for sustainability transitions.
They will leverage prior work in the interface between sustainability and resilience to develop pilot models based on local drivers and attributes, enabling the assessment of both long- and short-term implications of stakeholder strategies and scenarios while integrating local knowledge systems and decision-making processes. The project aims to enable food system decision makers (i.e., businesses, policy makers) to develop better informed strategies to transition into more sustainable futures by identifying appropriate attributes and sequencing of activities to attain said attributes.
This position is embedded in the CSIRO’s Agriculture and Food Sustainability Program, particularly the Sustainability Transitions Target Area. The Target Area involves researchers from across CSIRO with a range of disciplinary backgrounds and is interested in how different aspects of agri-food systems can transform towards a more resilient and sustainable future. In addition, the CERC Fellow will have the opportunity to partner with other CSIRO initiatives such as the Food Systems Horizons Initiative, Towards Net Zero Emissions Mission and the Valuing Sustainability Future Science Platform.