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Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Great Northern Spices

Date: 14-Mar-2023

Job Location: Rockhampton, QLD, AU

Company: Central Queensland University

About this Opportunity


  • Fixed Term (until 15.12.2026), Full Time
  • School of Nursing, Medical & Applied Sciences
  • CQUniversity Rockhampton
  • Total Remuneration $122,577 to $145,563, pa (including salary of $103,580 to $123,003 plus 17% superannuation and leave loading) 
  • Attractive relocation package available

Join an organisation with an unbreakable belief that quality education, training and research should be available to everyone – regardless of background, location or life circumstances.

Working at CQUniversity


Do you have a passion for agriculture and are looking for a role where you can drive a research project within this industry?  We are seeking a motivated person to manage and undertake a funded project aimed at developing and emerging spice industry in Northern Australia.  


In this role you will implement the ‘Great Northern Spices Project’ research plan, managing field trials and partners across Northern Australia.  You will undertake a range of activities from managing field experiments, conducting laboratory analyses, collaborating and engaging with partners and extending research results through a variety of mediums such as peer-reviewed journal articles, conferences, grower guides, industry reports, BMP manuals, newsletters and field days.  


In collaboration with CQU Cropping research team members, you will prepare research proposals for submission to external and/or to appoint Research Higher Degree (RHD) students to undertake research in areas related to this project.


This position provides a motivated and organised person the opportunity to make a significant impact in the development of emerging cropping industries for Northern Australia.

Position Requirements


  • Completion of a postdoctoral degree in a field related to the research project (eg. agricultural science, plant science or another relevant discipline area).
  • Conduct independent research within your discipline as part of a team and produce conference and seminar papers and publications from that research.
  • Advising within the field of the staff member’s research to postgraduate students.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently under limited supervision.
  •  ‘C’ Class Drivers Licence
  • The successful candidate will be required to undertake travel to Central and North QLD, Northern Territory and Western Australia 

Position Description


For further information about this position, please refer to the Position Description.

Apply today for a career that changes lives


Applications Close: 11:59pm, Tuesday 04 April 2023


Job Requisition ID: 3074


Contact Details: 

Tieneke Trotter



When submitting your application, please include: Your Current CV or Resume, and a 1-2 page Cover Letter highlighting your relevant skills, experience and suitability for the position. Please note, applicants for the position must have full time work rights.

CQUniversity is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes diversity in the workplace. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and CQUniversity’s domestic and international student graduates with post-study work rights are encouraged to apply.