VS Postdoctoral Fellowship in Knowledge Systems and Co-Production


  • Do you have a PhD in Science and Technology Studies, Human Geography, or other social sciences?
  • Exciting opportunity to join the Valuing Sustainability Future Science Platform
  • Join CSIRO – Australia’s leading scientific research organisation!

The Valuing Sustainability Future Science Platform (VS FSP) is a substantial new 5-year investment in cutting edge research by CSIRO that will recruit several post-docs who will be embedded diverse inter-disciplinary research teams. The VS FSP aims to co-produce future pathways, measures and indicators to underpin sustainable innovation and prosperity for current and future industries and communities.

Within the VS FSP, the Sustainability Science Scaffolding project will conduct cross-cutting research on directionality of systems innovation, interoperability across diverse knowledge and data systems, and (for this post-doc) the co-production of knowledge and values in the generation of useful indicators and metrics of sustainability. Co-production is increasingly being recognised as a suite of approaches that stretch beyond participation or collaboration, to including processes by which diverse knowledge and values are negotiated, and by which public and private value are created.

The ultimate goal of the project is to be able to diagnose fit-for-purpose co-production methodologies that could be deployed and scaled by CSIRO and its partners in tackling ongoing sustainability challenges. The post-docs in this project will work with a larger team of inter- and trans-disciplinary researchers in the project and across the VS FSP, including social scientists, environmental economists, systems modellers, and researchers in innovation system, as well as with farmers, policy-makers, Indigenous leaders and others.

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