47656 Post-doc Scientist fixed term 2 years - Plant & Food Research

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline: 17 Aug 2022

Post-Doctoral Scientist (Fixed term 2 years)
Microbiome Mediated HealthPalmerston North, New Zealand
Vacancy number 47656

A bit about us

At Plant & Food Research, we believe science can create a better future. By finding smarter, greener options today, we're helping secure the world we want to live in tomorrow. With our partners, we use world-leading science and technology to improve the way they grow, fish, harvest, create, preserve and share food. Every day, we have 1000 people working across Aotearoa New Zealand and the world to help develop and deliver healthy foods from the world's most sustainable food systems.

What you will be doing

You will contribute to the Microbiome Mediated Health team that employs a multi-disciplinary translational science approach that integrates metabolomics with clinical measures, global gene expression as well as analysis of microbial communities to understand relationship between gut microbiome, metabolism and health.

You will be involved in designing experiments, conducting animal and human clinical trials, accurate collection, processing, management and interpretation of experimental data. You will contribute to scientific publications, research reports,  and seminar and conferences presentation.

What you will need

To be successful in this role, the minimum qualifications required are:

  • A recent PhD (completed or submitted) in Human Nutrition or related sciences.
  • Experienced in conducting animal and human trials.
  • A sound theoretical and practical working knowledge of chemistry and metabolite analysis.
  • Practical laboratory experience and a willingness to become familiar with a range of laboratory instruments and software used to process and analyse biological samples.
  • Organised, methodical and committed to effective project management and accurate record keeping.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

 A copy of the Position Description is available for you to view once you click on the 'apply' button.

What you will get

The opportunity to work within a friendly, team-based environment at our Palmerston North site which located only 10 minutes from the CBD, and where you will contribute to exciting projects with an organisation that has an excellent reputation for its science and impact! 

We offer excellent employee benefits, including generous leave provisions and employer contribution to superannuation, and subsidised health insurance.


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