[closed] Researcher - Agricultural Economics

Posted: Friday, September 18, 2020
 Full Time
 Biodiversity
 Other
 Large scale
 Research
 Farming Practices

Position Description

Economist required for Interdisciplinary Project at the Australian National University


  • Opportunity for researcher with experience in agricultural adoption to join a highly regarded team
  • Enjoy a fast-paced, collaborative team environment
  • Expand your career through an innovative project that supports farmers and the environment


About the Position


Sustainable Farms is a trans-disciplinary initiative at the ANU with a vision to empower farmers to adopt regenerative farming practices. Co funded by the ANU, philanthropy and industry, Sustainable Farms has been created to accelerate on-ground changes in practices that will better conserve farmland biodiversity enhance environmental condition but at the same time secure mental health benefits for farmers. Sustainable Farms works across three colleges the ANU and includes the Research School of Finance and Actuarial Studies, the Centre for Mental Health Research and the Fenner School of Environment & Society where the project is based.


This position offers an opportunity to explore investment frameworks and behavioural mechanisms relating to adoption of improved management of natural assets on-farm. The appointee will apply their knowledge of a diagnostic impact tool such as ADOPT to ensure Sustainable Farms makes a lasting impact on adoption of management practices to enhance natural assets in farming systems in South-eastern Australia. The appointee will be responsible for undertaking research, running consultative processes with farmers and publishing results of the work in academic literature. The successful candidate will have experience working with or with respect to Australian farming communities.


This position would be very suitable for an applicant working in industry or government interested in a secondment to extend their research and build engagement with industry stakeholders.


For further information, read through the position description: ANU Level 8_Agricultural Economist_Sustainable Farms_PD (1).pdf

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