Soil Carbon Scientist

About the Role 

The Soil Carbon Researcher will be delivering against a cutting edge research program within the organisation. The role involves leading projects that advance the understanding of stable microbial mediated carbon sequestration. The successful applicant will be working collaboratively across the organisation on projects from the laboratory to the field focusing on quantification of soil carbon into a range of agricultural systems. 


  • Soil carbon research project management and delivery

  • Strategic input into the organisation's overall research program

  • Management of the day-today of research collaborations with external organisations such as universities

  • Research project planning and development

  • Data and statistical interpretation and project reporting

 About You

 To fit into the team perfectly you will have most of these attributes:

  • PhD with a strong understanding of either soil carbon chemistry, fractionation, recalcitrance or microbial-carbon dynamics.

  • 5 years of experience post-PhD in industry or research organisations.

  • Knowledge of the influence of agricultural land management practices on soil organic carbon dynamics.

  • Flexibility in approach to work - you will be required to direct day-to-day research, establish methods and processes for research and guide collaborative research

  • Ability to manage multiple projects nationally including budget tracking.

  • Confidence in working with large datasets, monitoring, verification and reporting.

  • Ability to proactively engage with farmers when managing on-farm project sites.

  • Willingness to travel, nationally and internationally where required.


 Opportunities for capacity building and leadership 

  • Office located on university campus with direct access to sports facilities

  • $90,000 - $105,000 plus super depending on skills and experience

  • Regionally based in Orange, NSW

  • 2 year contract, with option to renew

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