21587 Scientist, Kiwifruit & Subtropicals - Plant & Food Research

Updated: 6 months ago
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline: 18 Apr 2017

Te Puke | Vacancy 21587

Plant & Food Research delivers tools to industry that minimise the impacts of production systems on the environment while optimising yield, quality and economic performance.

Our Kiwifruit and Subtropicals team is focused on plant physiology, canopy management and environmental responses aimed at optimising fruit production and enhancing fruit quality. Working closely with the Science Team Leader, you'll help lead and manage kiwifruit and avocado vine and tree physiology research and the development of innovative, sustainable production technologies.

This will include working in collaboration with the avocado and kiwifruit industries in New Zealand and overseas to develop projects that support their targets and stategies, and then leading the delivery of project outcomes. There will also be significant interaction with our plant breeders, fruit physiologists, post-harvest researchers, sensory and consumer scientists and biostatisticians.

Ideally, you will have a PhD (or equivalent) and proven experience in a relevant discipline such as plant biology, horticultural science or plant physiology, including whole plant physiology and horticultural production systems. Demonstrated competence in leading and engaging with people will be supported by well-developed communication, interpersonal and relationship abilities.

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