First listed on: 07 February 2017

Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Centre for Agribusiness

UNE Business School

  • 3 year Fixed-term, full-time, with the possibility of extension
  • $ 90,618 to $ 107,397 per annum (Level B)
  • Plus 17% employer superannuation. Salary packaging options are available
  • Relocation assistance provided
  • Applicants must have applicable work rights for the term of the contract.

The University of New England’s Centre for Agribusiness offers bold, creative and sustainable solutions to big questions of food industry performance, global food security and best management practice.  It is a platform from which we are able to reimagine data to facilitate innovation in the sector. 

The Centre is pleased to be able to extend our capacity through the offering of a 3 year post-doctoral research fellowship to begin in 2017. The focus will be to pursue research consistent with the themes of the Centre:

  • Future food and fibre
  • Commercialisation
  • Value chain information

This 3-year position, while located within the Centre for Agribusiness in the UNE Business School, will have extensive links to UNE’s SMART Region Incubator, School of Environmental and Rural Science, School of Science and Technology, School of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences and Agricultural Business Research Institute. 

About the role

Working under the research supervision of the Centre Director you will collaborate with other UNE researchers in a multidisciplinary partnership to deliver high quality research outputs. You will have the opportunity to apply innovative approaches and develop new knowledge for commercial agriculture and will be active in attracting research funding from a variety of sources.

You will be proactive in the establishment and development of linkages to firms and industries to promote research partnerships, as well as working locally, nationally and internationally in the promotion, expansion and improvement of the competitiveness and performance of Australian agribusiness.

Skills & Experience

To be successful you should have:

  • experience with commercial Australian agriculture;
  • a recent PhD in a related field;
  • Highly developed skills in data collection, data management & econometric analysis;
  • substantial research capabilities through publication;
  • excellent communication skills; and
  • A proven capacity to work effectively in teams (including virtual).

Additional information

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Director of the Centre for Agribusiness, Professor Derek Baker ( to explore how your proposed research may fit within the Centre’s remit to supply the tools and support to imagine, create, share and commercialise ideas to steer agribusiness into a strong future.

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About Armidale

Living in Armidale you will experience the best of both city and rural living. Enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle with access to shopping, gourmet food, top sporting facilities and cultural delights all for a fraction of the price you’d expect to pay in a major city. You can live in the heart of Armidale or experience the tranquillity of the New England on a rural property.

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About UNE

The University of New England (UNE) in Armidale, Australia is a unique university, in the enviable position of boasting an excellent international reputation as well as being a leader in research and academic innovation.  We aim to foster a constructive and engaged culture where creative ideas and innovation thrive UNE is dedicated to identifying and delivering innovations of value to society and industry, in Australia and internationally, with a particular emphasis on inter-disciplinary research.

Closing Date:   28 February 2017

Reference No:   217018

To demonstrate your suitability for this role, please provide responses to the selection criteria contained within the position information document.

Equity principles underpin all UNE policies and procedures. As a University committed to engaging a diverse workforce, UNE encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

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