Freshwater Ecologist (Freshwater Biosecurity)

Hamilton, , NZ

NIWA is a dynamic research organisation whose purpose is to enhance the economic value and sustainable management of New Zealand’s aquatic resources and environments, to provide understanding of climate and the atmosphere and increase resilience to weather and climate hazards to improve safety and wellbeing of New Zealanders. NIWA is New Zealand’s largest and pre-eminent provider of climate, freshwater and marine science.

We are seeking a scientist to undertake research and consulting projects on freshwater biosecurity, especially focused on, but not limited to, aquatic and/or riparian plants. There will also be a requirement to contribute to other ecological research on freshwater systems in general, so that knowledge of applied research and adaptive management principles, as well as invertebrate and fish research techniques would be an advantage. There is a requirement to develop close working relationships with water body managers, iwi, regulators, policy makers, other researchers and commercial entities.

You will have at least a PhD level qualification with considerable experience working as a science professional and with an established publication record. You will be experienced in pest risk assessment including climate matching and climate change scenarios, and have some knowledge of riparian vegetation management and pesticide use and technologies. You will also need to have demonstrated experienced in managing small to medium sized research and consulting projects.

Please see “To Apply” link for more information.