Postdoctoral Research Fellow / Research Officer - Ruminant Production Systems

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow / Research Officer - Ruminant Production Systems
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Date: 10 Oct 2023

Job Location: Rockhampton, QLD, AU

Company: Central Queensland University

About this Opportunity


  • Fixed Term (3 years), Full Time
  • School of Health Medical and Applied Sciences
  • CQUniversity Rockhampton
  • Total Remuneration $95,751 to $116,443 pa (including salary of $80,911 to $98,396 plus 17% superannuation and leave loading) 
  • 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


The School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences offers a number of higher education and vocational education career-orientated programs across four Colleges: Science and Sustainability, Health Sciences,  Psychology and Clinical Sciences. Our programs are taught by enthusiastic staff with extensive industry experience, expertise in research, teaching and consulting in their areas of interest. Our research activities focus on national research priorities that are important for social, environmental and economic well-being, both nationally and globally. A majority of our research is conducted in partnership with local, state and federal governments, industry and other organisations with a particular focus on regional needs.

About the role


We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Officer to join our Precision Livestock Management team. This is an exciting opportunity to play a lead role in projects in crop-livestock systems in northern Australia and the Pacific. The advertised role will undertake research on ruminant nutrition, grazing behaviour and integrated production systems within multi-institute and multi-disciplinary research projects. 

The successful candidate will contribute to the collection, analysis, and interpretation of livestock, pasture and socio-economic data. The role will involve the coordination of a range of research activities conducted on campus, and on-farm in Australia and in an international setting, with travel to the Pacific required to fulfill this role. Opportunity and support will be provided for the successful candidate to develop their own research projects. 

Consider a change in scenary


CQUniversity has a unique and enriching history which began in 1967, when the University was originally founded in Rockhampton. Allow our relocation packages to move you and your family to the sunny Central Queensland region, right on the doorstep of the southern Great Barrier Reef. The campus features lush gardens and lots of greenery, providing a tranquil and picturesque environment. The campus is centrally located with only a 15-minute drive to Rockhampton central business district and a 20-minute drive to the Capricorn Coast. Rockhampton offers a growing arts and culture scene and is only a stone’s throw away from spectacular camping, fishing, and hiking spots (

Be rewarded


  • 6 weeks annual leave
  • Generous paid carers, maternity and paternity leave 
  • 17% superannuation (with the choice of joining an award-winning superfund) 
  • Flexible work / life balance 
  • Fantastic staff professional / career development opportunities
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program

Position Requirements


  • Possession of a research higher degree in the discipline of agricultural science, animal science or another relevant discipline area. 
  • Demonstrated capabilities in coordinating and conducting research activities with multi-disciplinary scientists and livestock producers.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct high-quality research under limited supervision, with evidence of publication of research findings.
  • Technical experience in ruminant nutrition research and associated statistical analysis of data.
  • Ability to work in remote locations, including traveling in developing countries in southeast Asia and/or the Pacific.
  • Experience in capacity building of young scientists and extension officers is desirable.

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,  Friday, 13 October 2023


Job Requisition ID: 3513


Contact Details: 

Simon Quigley

0423 014 816

[email protected]


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.

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