Groundwater Scientist

Christchurch, , NZ

About ESR

ESR is a Crown Research Institute, working with and for clients and stakeholders in central and local government, industry organisations and the private sector to deliver enhanced scientific research services for the economic, environmental and social wellbeing of New Zealand. ESR has approximately 400 staff with sites in Auckland, Christchurch, Upper Hutt, and Porirua.

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Scientist to join our successful and growing Groundwater team based in Christchurch. The team is recognised as being at the forefront of its field, internationally and nationally. The groundwater research team’s work addresses issues associated with land-use intensification and its effects on groundwater quality. This position is fixed term for 1 year with the possibility to become a permanent role. We are seeking a highly motivated, team-focussed researcher with expertise in groundwater and hydrogeology. The preferred applicant will have a degree with significant experience in groundwater contamination investigation and research.

In addition, the preferred applicant will ideally have most or all of the following capabilities:

  • Technical expertise in groundwater
  • Ability to carry out complex or novel projects which may require the development of new techniques.
  • Ability to manage all aspects, including financial, of a significant project(s).
  • Write major client reports and/or publish in peer reviewed scientific journals, and present work via oral presentations at conferences.
  • Ability to lead and direct groundwater research and consultancy projects
  • Participate in wider ESR forums in relation to research development activities.

A pre-employment drug-screen, disclosure of criminal charges/convictions, are conditions of employment for this position.

Applications close 12 March 2017

Job Details
Crown research instituteESR
Reference #21010
Posted onFeb 21, 2017
Closes onMar 12, 2017
ExpertiseGeology, Hydrogeology, Soil Science
Job level(s)Scientist
Work type(s)Fixed term
More details (document)Scientist groundwater – Position Description – 2017 01.pdf