The Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies and Statistics (RSFAS) comprises a dynamic team of academics focused on achieving excellence in research and teaching. The School is currently seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the field of Interdisciplinary Statistical Science. The successful candidate will be a recent PhD graduate in Statistics or a related field looking to further develop their research potential with leading academics. As well as advancing their own research agenda, the successful candidate will be involved 50% in a large, externally funded cross-disciplinary research project modelling the complex relations among environmental, financial, and well-being outcomes of sustainable farming practices in rural Australia.
Position Dimension & Relationships:
The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be based in RSFAS, one of four schools forming the Australian National University’s College of Business and Economics. The Fellow will be instrumental in the completion and reporting of outcomes; interactions with stakeholders (farmers, policy makers, etc.) and collaborators; and the use of these discussions to assist in: Designing and implementing quantitative and qualitative research studies; and, preparing academic publications and policy reports documenting the outcomes of these studies.
The RSFAS Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Statistics will be responsible for:
Conducting high quality research with potential for significant impact on Australian farming communities.
Leading and contributing to the production of peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations and rural community engagements.
Collaborating with senior staff to actively seek and secure external funding, and assisting to prepare and submit research proposals to external funding bodies as appropriate.
Actively contributing to all aspects of the operations of the School.
Supervising higher degree research (HDR) students and undergraduate/postgraduate students working on individual or group projects.
Assisting with the supervision of research support staff.
Maintaining high academic standards in all education, research and administration endeavours.
Taking responsibility for their own workplace health and safety and not wilfully placing at risk the health and safety of another person in the workplace.
Performing other duties as allocated by the supervisor consistent with the classification of the position.
Submitted or awarded a PhD in Statistics or a related field.
Ability to undertake high-quality research in interdisciplinary statistical science.
Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills in the context of both quantitative and qualitative research.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and creatively within an interdisciplinary team, including the capacity to foster inclusive, respectful and productive working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, colleagues and collaborators, and external agencies such as government and non-government organisations.
Excellent organisational and project management skills to achieve research objectives.
Highly developed oral and written communication skills.
A demonstrated understanding of equal opportunity principles and policies and a commitment to their application in a university context.
Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.
Additional Salary Information: In addition, up to 17% Superannuation (retirement account). All payments are in Australian dollars.