CSIRO Undergraduate Vacation Studentships – Agriculture and Food

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  • Access CSIRO’s world-class facilities
  • Apply for a CSIRO Vacation Studentship today!

CSIRO Undergraduate Vacation Studentships are run over the Australian summer holidays and offer high achieving and promising undergraduate students the opportunity to collaborate with leading CSIRO researchers in our world class facilities.

Students will have the chance to work on a real project in science, technology or a related field such as science communication.  Placements are full time between 22 November 2021 and 28 January 2022.

Participation in the Vacation Studentship Program has influenced previous scholarship holders in their choice of further study and future career options. Many have gone on to pursue a PhD in collaboration with CSIRO or to build a successful research career within CSIRO, a university or industry.

CSIRO Agriculture and Food is helping to improve productivity, profitability and sustainability in cropping, livestock production, aquaculture, horticulture and the food industry.  For more information please see their website at Agriculture and Food .

Projects:  Agriculture and Food have 17 projects available, for details please see the project list
Location:  Various (refer to list of projects above for specific details)
Scholarship:  $1,622.86 per fortnight
Reference:  75724

Pre-Requisites/Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply you must be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or an international student who has full work rights for the duration of the placement (does not require visa sponsorship).

Vacation scholarships are open to students who:

  • are currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree at an Australian university;
  • have completed at least three years of a full-time (or equivalent) undergraduate course (however exceptional second year students may be considered);
  • have a strong academic record (credit average or higher);
  • intend to pursue a research career in science or technology, or a career in a related discipline; and
  • are available to undertake a full-time placement for 8-12 weeks over the university summer vacation period.

The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent.

Apply Online

To apply for an Undergraduate Vacation Scholarship you will be required to:

  1. submit a Resume/CV and Cover Letter (as one document) in the ‘Resume/CV field which includes:
    • the reasons why the research project/s you have selected are of interest to you and how your skills/knowledge meet the project requirements; and
    • an outline of your longer-term career aspirations and how this program will help you achieve them.
  2. upload your academic results in the ‘Cover Letter’ field;
  3. in the ‘Education’ section select your university from the Educational Institute list;
  4. in the ‘Job-Specific Information’ section select your two preferred research projects for Agriculture and Food in order of preference; and your Grade Point Average (GPA) as per the University Admission Centre’s methodology.  If you have a WAM, please read the Methodology on this site and calculate a GPA using the formula provided.

If you experience difficulties applying online call 1300 984 220 and someone will be able to assist you. Outside business hours please email: careers.online@csiro.au

Diversity and Inclusion

CSIRO are working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure all our people feel supported to do their best work and empowered to let their ideas flourish. Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 

Applications Close

Wednesday 4 August 2021

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Animal Production Science

Apply now Job No:512004
Area:Faculty of Science
Salary (FTE):Advertised at multiple classifications
Work type:Full Time – Continuing
Location: Gatton


School of Agriculture and Food Sciences

The School of Agriculture and Food Sciences is Australia’s most diversified agriculture research and teaching school, comprising research and teaching experts in agribusiness and the science disciplines of animals and wildlife, plants and soil sciences, food and nutrition science. With nearly 350 staff, 300 higher degree research students and over $40 million in operating and research income, the School has helped UQ to become recognised as the world’s top ranked tropical agriculture university, and the leading agriculture university in Australia.

Located at St Lucia and Gatton, the School is a large and dynamic multidisciplinary hub focused on applied research and teaching within the Faculty of Science.  We are committed to finding innovative and technology focused solutions to global challenges.  The School offers a range of undergraduate postgraduate coursework and research degrees encompassing agriculture and related disciplines ranging from Bachelor Degree to Doctorate.

With a diverse group of internationally regarded scientists, the School hosts six research concentrations, of which three are aligned with the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation– a joint initiative between The University of Queensland and the Queensland State Government. Quality laboratories and facilities and strong partnerships with industry, community and government bodies, provide an environment that enables world class research and research training in a collaborative and cooperative spirit for postgraduate students and researchers.

About This Opportunity

The School is seeking highly motivated and energetic individuals with a record of high quality teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the Animal Production Science discipline area. Essential to the role is an ability to proactively contribute to the development of course content and to undertake teaching, research and engagement activities.

This position will be seen as a key contributor to the school’s research agenda and will have a focus on establishing a national and international research program and obtaining competitive external research grant funding. The role will also work both independently and collaboratively with research teams within the School and undertake the supervision of research students.

This position is located at The University of Queensland’s picturesque Gatton Campus. Gatton Campus, UQ combines its Queensland Agricultural College heritage with modern research and teaching facilities in agriculture, agribusiness and veterinary science. Just over an hour’s drive west of Brisbane and five kilometres from the local township, the 1068-hectare Gatton campus offers a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and world-class facilities including the Queensland Animal Science Precinct, the UQ Veterinary Medical Centre, Gatton Research Dairy, nursery and glasshouse facilities, the southern hemisphere’s largest PV solar array research facility, and a pesticide wind tunnel facility. The campus also operates several commercial plant and animal production units in rural technologies to support teaching, research and hands-on training.

For US applicants, please note that Australian Universities use British terminology, as such a Lecturer position is equivalent to that of a non-tenured Assistant Professor position in the US.

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Multiple Roles for a Regional Economic Development Program in Southeast Asia – expressions of interest

Company Overview:

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. They work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits. 

For the past 50 years, Palladium have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people’s lives. 

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. They also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. 

About the Role(s):

Palladium is positioning itself to respond to a Request for Tender for an Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)-funded, regional economic development program in Southeast Asia.

They are seeking individuals to fill multiple indicative roles:

  • Program Director
  • Director – Operations & Finance
  • Director – Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning
  • Deputy Director – Technical 
  • Partnership Manager
  • Gender Equality, Diversity and Social Inclusion Advisor
  • Organisational Development Advisor
  • Experts for a Technical Pool in the areas of agriculture, regional economic connectivity, consumer protection, corporate development, energy and minerals, financial integration, investment, MSME, private sector engagement, sustainable infrastructure, digital innovation, regulatory excellence and people mobility.

Prospective candidates with experience in the following areas are desirable, but not necessary:

  •  Experience on DFAT-funded projects and/or economic development projects
  • Experience in Southeast Asia, particularly in working with ASEAN Secretariat in regional economic development

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SCIENTIFIC PROJECT OFFICER – Crop yield forecasting with machine learning

The Food Security Unit (European Commission – Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy) is opening a Contract Agent position on machine learning and deep learning for yield forecasting in Africa using Earth observation and meteorological data.

The successful candidate will develop yield forecasting methods using machine learning and compare them, in terms of accuracy and timeliness, against current state of the art (mostly multiple regressions using remote sensing and meteorological data). The position is for one initial year (renewable up to six) and open for citizens of EU member states and associated countries.

More information on eligibility, the application process, and contact details.