30 July 2021

Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research is  looking for an enthusiastic ecologist to measure and understand the multi-scale networks of plant and microbial interactions that result in mānuka and/or kānuka plants with a high resilience to pathogens.

The fellow will interact with indigenous agribusiness and contribute to a broader team looking at viromes and resilience of plants to stress. This project is part of a larger programme funded by the Bioprotection Aotearoa, and the successful candidate will be co-mentored by University of Canterbury.

This position is fixed-term (2.5 years), fulltime, reports to a Capability Leader within the Land Use and Ecosystems team, and is based at our Lincoln site.

You will possess a PhD in ecology, pathology, microbiology or related fields. You will have a track record in conducting and publishing international high-level research. Ideally, you will have experience in next-generation sequencing and statistical modelling. You will be a well-organised, flexible, pragmatic and reliable individual who enjoys working as part of a diverse team.

Why Manaaki Whenua

Our land, our future – this is the essence of why Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research exists. Manaaki Whenua undertakes research that focuses on preserving New Zealand’s rich biodiversity, improving biosecurity, and protecting the health of the land, fresh water and soil resources we need for a prosperous future. Manaaki Whenua recognises the importance of partnerships, the special role of Māori, and the need to ensure that all New Zealanders have the knowledge, understanding, and tools to truly live in harmony with our precious environment. It is recognised nationally and internationally for the quality of its research and works with a wide range of organisations within New Zealand and globally.

Manaaki Whenua embraces diversity and is committed to an inclusive and respectful workplace where everyone is valued for their unique contribution.

What Manaaki Whenua offers

As an employee of Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research, you will work with passionate and talented people in a caring and family friendly environment, enjoy good staff benefits and the opportunity for personal growth and career development.

How to apply

Enquiries about the position may be directed to Kate Orwin, [email protected]

For further details about Manaaki Whenua-Landcare Research, watch this short clip: Manaaki Whenua and visit their website: www.landcareresearch.co.nz

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Applications close on 5pm Tuesday, 24 September 2021.