Scientist - Biometrician
Crown Research Institute Scion's purpose is to drive innovation and growth
from New Zealand's forest industry and to create high value economic,
environmental and social outcomes for New Zealand. As well as conducting
research to enhance the international competitiveness and profitability of the
current forest industry, Scion is at the leading edge of new technology
development for renewable biomaterials and energy and the establishment of a
broader based bio-economy.
We are seeking an experienced Biometrician to be part of the Forest Protection
Team which comprises over 30 pathologists, entomologists, botanists, pest
management and fire researchers. The Team's purpose is to protect New Zealand's
trees, forests, and forest products trade from insects, pathogens, weeds, and
fire in perpetuity. The broad objectives of the research programme are
exclusion of pests not present in New Zealand, reducing impact of pests that
are present, and protection of the resource and markets. The role will provide
biometrics support to the Team's researchers at all stages of the research
process including providing advice on experimental design and data collection,
analysing data, assistance in writing and reviewing publications and reports.
Some presentation of research results may be required.
As time allows, the role will involve undertaking quality research in the
Team's core areas of forest biosecurity, weeds and forest fire research and may
provide support to other forestry-related science activities, including forest
management, growth and yield. Areas of focus may include: (a) modelling the
dynamics (spatio-temporal) and spread of newly introduced or established
forest pest species (insects, pathogens, weeds); (b) development of fuel and
fire behaviour models; (c) pest risk analysis or risk modelling.
Our ideal candidate will have a PhD or equivalent degree coupled with
preferably 5 or more years research experience. This is a full time permanent
role, based in Rotorua.
Scion presents talented and ambitious individuals the unique opportunity to
pursue a fulfilling professional career at the heart of New Zealand's forest
industry. With its head office at the edge of Rotorua's world-famous
Whakarewarewa Forest, Scion also offers a great working environment and, with
its central location and proximity to coastal beaches and inland lakes, native
forests, geothermal areas and volcanic ski-fields, many opportunities to
balance work with the other things that are important in your life.
Closing date: 04 April 2012
If you would like any further information, please contact Human Resources on
(+64) 07 343 5874 To apply online, please refer to our website:
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