Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Landscape Ecology

Updated: 5 months ago
Deadline: 15 Jan 2023

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Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Landscape Ecology
  • Kelburn
  • Contract
  • Thu Nov 10 18:35:42 2022
  • 5362

  • Are you a critical thinker and problem solver?
  • Do you have an in depth knowledge of mapping and GIS?
  • Can you effectively support junior members of the team through efficient management of field activities?

Te Herenga Waka - About Our University

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university.

Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness. With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Landscape Ecology.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Data analysis and synthesis
  • Manuscript preparation and contract reporting
  • Field management and student support

Ō pūmanawa - About you

You will be a critical thinker and problem solver. You will work effectively independently and as part of a team to advance fundamental understanding of landscape factors affecting wetland forest dynamics. You will be passionately driven to communicate the results of your research, especially through the timely publication of high-ranking peer reviewed journal articles. You will maintain excellent communications with land-holders and project stakeholders. You will effectively support junior members of the team through efficient management of field activities.

Key Requirements:

  • PhD in landscape ecology or related discipline
  • In depth knowledge of mapping and GIS
  • Advanced statistical analysis in R
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Communication with diverse stakeholders and partners
  • Some experience with species distribution models
  • Capability to work as part of a team as well as having individual responsibilities.  
  • Strong organisational, management, and interpersonal skills
  • An adaptive approach to work and an ability to tackle a variety of tasks
  • Strong commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi   

Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina i a koe - Why you should join our team

Our team is diverse, fast-paced, likes sharing ideas, and working in a collaborative style. We offer flexible working arrangements, learning & development programs for Te reo Māori and research intensive career pathways as well as opportunities to attend national and international research conferences. We also offer opportunities to contribute to teaching and learning withing the School of Biological Sciences. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to develop as a research ecologist in a supportive academic setting.

Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy:15 January 2023

Applications close on Sunday, 15th January 2023. We will be reviewing applications as they are received and may progress with suitable applicants prior to the application closing date.

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Julie Deslippe ( But applicants should follow all steps listed below.

Important - Application Steps and information

Download and complete the University Application Form .

Then, please combine your cover letter, CV and the University Application Form into a single file (preferably in pdf format).

Click Apply Now Button at the base of the advert. Follow the process to enter your contact details and attach your combined file (CV, cover letter and the University application form) using the “CV/Resume” button.

If you have any issues uploading your application, please email the completed application form, cover letter and CV to stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.

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