Job Opportunity: Agri-Food Researcher, Monash University (Part-Time, Casual)

This is a part-time casual research assistant position to assist in the research and administration of a DFAT funded fellowship program entitled: “Building resilience in agri-food systems in Asia through sustainable and equitable practices” run jointly by Monash University and the University of Newcastle.

The Chief Investigators seek a food researcher who has experience in any of the following areas: sustainable food systems, agro-ecology or food justice. The successful candidate will assist the Chief Investigators in administrating and managing the 3-week DFAT Fellowship program which will bring together fellows working in the area of sustainable food systems from India, Bangladesh, Vietnam and the Philippines.

The program will run from 18 June through to 8 July 2017. It will involve highly interactive workshops, field visits and research. Work will begin in February 2017 on a part time basis (1-2 days a week) before the fellowship commences, and will then progress to full time (5 days a week) for the duration of the fellowship. Travel both within Victoria and interstate (to NSW) will be required during the fellowship.The contract could extend on a part time basis to September 2017.

In addition to having good knowledge on agri-food systems, the candidate will need to have a strong eye for detail, good management ability and excellent interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will be based in Melbourne at Monash University (Caulfield Campus), though it is not a requirement to be in the office since much of the work can be done online. However during the fellowship, the successful candidate will need to accompany the fellows and the CIs both in Victoria and in NSW.

If you are interested in this position and for more details, please kindly send an expression of interest and your CV to Jagjit Plahe.

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