Senior Research Officer – Precision Livestock Management
Central Queensland University, Rockhampton
Contribute towards the research efforts of CQUniversity and its partners, specifically working on a Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) funded project exploring sensor technologies for detecting calving issues and calf loss in Northern Australian beef production systems.
Work on the project’s two components: the first involves an evaluation of an implantable in-animal sensor for detection of calving events; the second involves evaluation of a range of on-animal sensor to determine location and behaviour of cows prior to, during and after calving.
Be based within CQUniversity’s Precision Livestock Management (PLM) team; recognised as an international leader in the field of sensor and data driven livestock research. Our area of speciality is developing and testing new and emerging technologies to improve on-farm welfare, profitability and productivity outcomes.
You are responsible for:
Conducting research under limited supervision, either as a member of a team or, where appropriate, independently, and the contribution to the production of conference and seminar papers and publications from that research.
Leading on-farm research involving the deployment of a range of sensors on cattle in remote Northern Australian production systems.
Participating in professional activities including, attendance at conferences and seminars in the field of expertise (subject to availability of funds).
Advising within the field of the staff member’s research to postgraduate students.
Undertaking limited administrative functions primarily connected with the area of research of the staff member.
Developing a limited amount of research-related material for teaching or other purposes with appropriate guidance from other staff.
Undertaking experimental design and operation of advanced laboratory and technical equipment or conduct of advanced research procedures.
Attending meetings associated with research or the work of the organisational unit to which the staff member is connected, and/or at department and/or school meetings and/or membership of a limited number of committees.
Contributing to teaching in the field/discipline of your research or consultancy (if required)
Vacancy reference number: 33597
Position status: Fixed-Term (3 years), Full-Time
Location: Rockhampton North
Total salary: $98,571 to $117,057 (plus 17% superannuation and leave loading)
School/Directorate: School of Health, Medical & Applied Sciences
Applications close: Sunday 21 June 2020 (at 11:59:59pm)