Senior R&D Leader – Future Breeding


Location: Brisbane, QLD, AU or Canberra, ACT, AU

  • ​​​​​​Drive the modernisation of technologies to position Agriculture & Food at the forefront of plant breeding science
  • Make an impact by enabling science capability that delivers large scale and complex projects
  • Embed and shape a culture that supports the delivery of impactful and collaborative science

CSIRO’s Agriculture and Food Business Unit (A&F) is the innovation catalyst for transforming profitability and sustainability in Australia’s food and fibre industries and a science leader impacting the globe’s agri-food security.

The Crops Program in A&F is focussed on the implementation of advanced breeding technologies and applied crop biology to deliver value and impact for Australia. The Future Breeding Group is one of the four Research Groups in the Crops Program with a role in development and delivery of cutting-edge research using innovative technologies and excellent underpinning science.

As the Senior R&D Leader – Future Breeding, you will lead the modernisation of crop breeding science in A&F to attract new partnerships and work with core capability in the Group as well as other key capability within and beyond the program to achieve maximum impact. As part of the Crops Program Leadership team, you will provide complementary expertise in research innovation and be accountable for the delivery of specific elements of the Program’s overall impact, science and financial objectives as well as the ongoing development of its strategy.

As the successful candidate, you will work closely with team and project leaders to develop a vibrant portfolio of outcome-focussed multi-disciplinary research that positions A&F as the leader in crop breeding research. You will creatively implement the vision and direction of the Research Program; contribute to planning and output activities; establish new and maintain existing research partnerships that attract investment; and build collaborative projects that deliver impact aligned with the science and strategy of the Future Breeding group.

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