For all those who may be interested or know someone who fits the bill - Scion's Forest Protection has an exciting role open for and experienced Forest Pathology Diagnostician.
Scion specialises in research, science and technology development for the forestry industry, wood products and wood-derived materials. We lead new technology development for renewables, bioproducts and energy and the establishment of a broader based bio-economy. In this role you will lead Scion's forest pathogen diagnostic service and our pathogen diagnostics, taxonomy, systematics and emerging threats research programme. The role will oversee diagnosis of fungal and oomycete pathogens in plant tissue and soil samples from major national surveillance programmes and public enquiries, with a goal to detect new incursions early. Research will be focused on identifying and quantifying emerging threats. The ideal candidate will have experience in performing identification and diagnosis of suspected fungal disorders and publishing species descriptions and disease notes. This is also an opportunity to demonstrate your organisational and planning skills.
What are we looking for?
* Someone who has a passion for identifying plant pathogens
* Flexibility and an ability to handle changing work flows and demands
* Strong communication skills across all levels incorporating technical and management
* Process and systems capability with attention to detail
* Advanced mycological and microbiological skills, complemented by molecular biology skills.
* Someone with strong organisational and planning skills
Joining an enthusiastic Forest Protection team of over 60 people, you will play a vital role in managing New Zealand's forest biosecurity risk.
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PhD, BAgSc Hons (Integrated Pest Management)
Senior Forest Pathologist
Research Leader - Forest Pathology
49 Sala Street, Private Bag 3020, Rotorua 3046, New Zealand
DDI +64 7 343 5535
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