Marine Biosecurity Scientist - Niwa, Wellington, Science New Zealand

Marine Biosecurity Scientist - Niwa, Wellington, Science New Zealand

Details + Details -

  • Job type: Full time
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Salary type: Monthly
  • Occupation: Marine biosecurity scientist - niwa

Location + Location -

  • Country: New Zealand
  • Region: Wellington
  • City: Wellington
  • Address: Wellington

Description + Description -

Based at NIWA in Wellington, New ZealandPermanent, full-time$90,000 - $115,000 depending on skills and experienceAre you passionate about protecting Aotearoa New Zealand's marine biodiversity and responding to and understanding marine biosecurity threats? If so, then this position provides an exciting opportunity for you. About NIWA NIWA is a dynamic research organisation whose purpose is to enhance the economic value and sustainable management of New Zealand's marine and freshwater resources, to provide understanding of climate and atmospheric state and processes and increase resilience to weather and climate-related hazards to improve safety and wellbeing of New Zealanders. What we are looking for We are seeking an enthusiastic and established scientist to join our marine biosecurity team to work across NIWA to develop marine biosecurity research and consulting opportunities, prepare proposals, assemble, and manage project teams to complete all aspects of the work, including data analysis and reporting, preparation of publications and other outputs. You will be involved in NIWA's marine biosecurity research programme, the Marine High Risk Site Surveillance project, and other commercial projects. This position is expected to lead the development of both commercial and research funding opportunities. What you will bring: We are looking for candidates with a PhD degree in biosecurity, applied mathematics, marine or aquatic ecology or a related, relevant field. You should have a minimum of three years' post-PhD experience with a strong research background in either biosecurity (including disease), marine resource management, and/or quantitative ecology with additional expertise in at least one of the following areas: marine environmental consulting, quantitative risk assessment, habitat suitability modelling, eDNA or genetic diagnostic tools, and aquatic disease ecology.You will have a track record of proposal writing and ability to secure funding, leading and managing small to medium-sized projects and teams, and have a track record of publishing scientific papers in international, peer-reviewed journals and writing technical reports.You will have good interpersonal skills, an ability to build and maintain positive working relationships, and experience in working with end-users. Candidates should also have an ability to work in a team environment, to be well-organised, results-oriented, and to show initiative.  Interested? NIWA offers competitive remuneration and benefits and an attractive waterfront location in Wellington with free parking.We don't expect candidates will meet every point referenced in the position description but if you think you have what it takes, please still get in touch!NIWA offers flexible working options (e.g., part-time, flexible start and finish times). We are happy to discuss potential flexible options for this position at the interview stage.NIWA promotes the importance and value of an inclusive and diverse workforce, including the Rainbow Community, and we pride ourselves on being a family-friendly and supportive workplace.

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