First listed on: 19 January 2022

James Cook University (JCU) is creating a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide through graduates and discoveries that make a difference. We are now offering an exciting opportunity for a full-time and fixed term to June 2024 appointment to the position of Research Officer/Senior Research Officer, Desktop Modelling within the Tropical North Queensland Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub. The position is based at the Townsville, Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas. Level of appointment and remuneration will be dependent on relevant qualifications and experience.

What you can accomplish in the role 

The Research Officer / Senior Research Officer will have established skills and experience in setting up, running and interpreting outputs from complex agroecological system models (eg APSIM); linking climate and crop models; post processing outputs from models using data science methodologies especially interactive data visualisations and online delivery platforms.

Tropical North Queensland Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub (TNQ Hub) 

The TNQ Hub is led by JCU. The hub will support farmers and communities in Tropical North Queensland to become more drought resilient. The objective of the Federal Government’s Program is to invest into collaborative research, development, extension, adoption and commercialisation (RDEA&C) activities. These activities will help primary producers and rural and regional communities to become more prepared for, and resilient to, future droughts. 

Why JCU 

JCU offers a culturally diverse working environment with opportunities for professional and personal growth as well as diverse career opportunities.  JCU prides itself on being dedicated to teaching, learning and research that is not only of high quality, but also delivers practical benefits to the peoples and industries of the region. We support our people through the provision of:

  • generous superannuation scheme with up to 17% employer contributions and attractive options for salary packaging
  • flexible working arrangements
  • Modern campus facilities including medical, cafes, gym and childcare

How to Apply

For further information, please visit the Careers at JCU website and refer to the TNQ Drought Hub microsite. Vacancy Reference 17796. Applications close Sunday 6 February 2022.


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