- Do you have an interest in progressing strategic opportunities?
- Use your skills to strengthen CSIRO’s presence in the area of health.
- Join CSIRO’s Data61, the largest data innovation group in Australia
CSIRO’s Data61 is seeking to appoint a Principal Research Consultant to work within their Data and digital science for public health, animal health and agriculture team.
As the successful candidate you will interface actively with the Department of Environment, Agriculture and Water and the Department of Health, as well as with other key Commonwealth and state/territory departments and agencies. You will interface actively with Australia’s livestock industry R&D organisations and peak bodies, and with the research and consulting sectors.
Through these and other pathways you will work to strengthen CSIRO’s strategic presence in the areas of public health, animal health and agriculture.
Your duties will include:
- Work to the Research Director, Analytics and Decision Sciences, to progress strategic opportunities for the Program, Data61 and CSIRO at the interface between data and digital science and the areas of public health, animal health and agriculture. Identify opportunities to promote strong quantitative and data-driven approaches as per the Data61 brand.
- Communicate closely with the Research Directors for Health and Biosecurity’s Managing Invasive Species and Diseases and Risk Evaluation and Preparedness programs to identify and manage opportunities for CBU collaboration in the areas of public health, animal health and agriculture. This includes playing a key role in developing the case for the prospective AMR Mission.
- Communicate closely with the Department of Environment, Agriculture and Water and the Department of Health, as well as with other key Commonwealth and state/territory departments and agencies, industry R&D organisations and peak bodies, and the research and consulting sectors, to identify and evaluate strategic opportunities for CSIRO in the areas of public health, animal health and agriculture.
Location: Black Mountain ACT
Salary: AU$136k – AU$150k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term of 12 months
To be considered you will need:
- A doctorate in a relevant discipline (e.g. veterinary or human epidemiology, microbiology, agriculture, risk analysis).
- Strong analytical and quantitative skills with a proven ability to investigate underlying issues of complex and ill-defined problems and develop appropriate responses through abstract thinking and using creative solutions.
- Demonstrated expertise and track record in risk assessment and analysis for complex systems.
- Experience in science policy in the areas of public health, animal health and agriculture, with a focus on quarantine and biosecurity, surveillance and monitoring, emerging infectious diseases, zoonoses and One Health, and AMR.
For details about who to contact and for more information please view the Position description
The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent.
Flexible Working Arrangements
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At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment.
Who we are
CSIRO’s Data61 business unit is the largest data innovation group in Australia, bringing together approximately 600 research and development staff working in digital technologies to create benefit for Australia. Data61 develops Australia's future leaders with its strong 300+ PhD student program in collaboration with our best universities across Australia.
How to Apply
To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.
Sunday 02 February 2020, 11:00 pm AEDT