SCIENTIST, Biometrics and modelling
Scion / New Zealand Forest Research Institute, a New Zealand Crown Research
An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Forest Biosecurity and Protection
team for an enthusiastic Scientist with biometrics, statistical analysis or
mathematical modelling expertise. The scientific focus will be on modelling
the spatial and temporal dynamics of newly introduced or established forest
pest species (insects, pathogens, weeds), and quantifying their ecological
effects. Important contributions will also be made to our research on
modelling fire behaviour and in the general forestry area.
This position will allow you to develop your international science
reputation through your publication record, and through strong working
relationships with international and national collaborators and end users.
You must have a minimum of a MSc or a PhD, with expertise in the
application to biological/ecological systems of one or more of mathematics,
statistics, numerical analysis, a high-level programming language or
operations research. Familiarity using geographic information systems and
modelling in a spatial environment is also desirable.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, a drivers licence and a
proven ability to complete projects within budget and on time will make you
an ideal candidate for this position.
This permanent full-time position also offers flexibility in location. You
can be based at our Rotorua office, situated on the edge of the famous
Whakarewarewa Forest, or in Christchurch, in the beautiful South Island.
Scion is proud to offer talented and motivated individuals the unique
opportunity to pursue a fulfilling professional career. To assist the
successful applicant in developing career science skills, Scion offers a
variety of training and development. Scion also offers an enviable working
environment with excellent work/life balance initiatives.
All applications should be lodged through our website www.scionresearch.com
where you will find a full position description and online application
For further information about this position contact Human Resources Ph:
(+64) 7 - 343 5874.
Closing date: Open until filled