Science Advisor, Wetland Birds, (Temporary), Terrestrial Ecosystems Unit, Biodiversity, Christchurch or Hamilton | Hamilton

Posted on 06-Aug-2018
Application close date: 22-Aug-2018

This is a fixed term role for 4 years based in either Christchurch or Hamilton.


We are seeking a highly motivated person to join our enthusiastic and dedicated team to provide science advice to support the recovery of Australasian bittern/matuku and other threatened wetland birds.


You will be passionate about wetland conservation in NZ and possess a specialist technical understanding of the ecology of wetland birds. You will enjoy translating scientific knowledge into practical best management protocols and you will coordinate and implement / lead many aspects of the Department's Australasian bittern/matuku research plan.


Ideally, you will have a postgraduate qualification in wetland ecology and/or relevant field, exhibit a strong interest and ability in working collaboratively with DOC staff and external stakeholders, and have well developed skills in data management and analysis, threatened species recovery, science communication, project management and enjoy working as part of a wider team.


Experience working with tangata whenua will be an advantage. 


Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory, including a valid work visa covering the whole period of employment if applying internationally.


Please apply online.  Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the project description.


For more information, please contact Shannon Patterson,, ph 027 244 6876 quoting vacancy number 500/4200T/2. 


Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday, 22 August 2018.


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