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Research Associate, Southern Cross University - Lismore, NSW

Southern Cross Plant Science (SCPS) is seeking a motivated early career soil scientist/agronomist to work in the group of Dr Terry Rose and undertake research on the impact of soil and crop management techniques on soil carbon/nitrogen dynamics and greenhouse gas emissions in a range of temperate and subtropical crops. The position will involve working closely with landholders and staff at NSW Department of Primary Industries, Wollongbar.

SCPS carries out fundamental and strategic research underpinning the cultivation and utilisation of plants. Our vision is to harvest knowledge of how genetic and environmental factors contribute to end-use properties of crops and other added-value natural products.

In the recent Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2012 national report, Southern Cross University (SCU) achieved the top rating of five, ‘well above world standard’ for research in Crop and Pasture production (one of only two universities in Australia), for Forestry sciences, Zoology, Geochemistry, and ‘above world standard’ for Biological Sciences. SCPS continues to consolidate its research efforts, building on research strengths in genetics, genomics and agronomy, with a recent initiative in bioinformatics. Excellent technical expertise in the area of plant and natural product analytical chemistry includes an accredited analytical research services laboratory and extraction facilities, with ongoing delivery to a range of commercial customers in the medicinal herb, natural product and food industries.

The successful applicant may be required to travel between all University campuses in order to undertake their duties.

Position:  14009

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