Postdoctoral Fellow - Soil Microbiology

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Postdoctoral Fellow - Soil Microbiology

Academic Lincoln, Canterbury


As the longest-running land-based university in the Southern Hemisphere, Lincoln University’s story begins with farming, but it certainly doesn’t end there. As New Zealand’s economy has diversified, so has the focus of the University, with tourism and outdoor recreation becoming major elements of teaching and research at Lincoln since the 1980s. Lincoln University is here to enhance and enrich lives. The University’s goals is to grow the knowledge of our students so they can shape a world that benefits from a greater understanding of the relationship between our land, the food produced from it and the ecosystems within it. With three academic faculties, one teaching division, several research centres, and a range of corporate service units, the University draws its students from throughout New Zealand and from over 60 countries. Lincoln University has a student roll of around 3,000 and approximately 600 staff.

Lincoln University has established a national and international reputation, both for the quality of its applied teaching and the contribution of its research. Come and be part of shaping its future.

We have a great opportunity for Postdoctoral Research Fellow. In this role, you will be a member of the Bio-protection Research Centre ( ) and will contribute to the research activity in soil microbiology, primarily investigating environmental conditions that influence the survival and virulence of soil and plant pathogens in New Zealand landscapes. The Centre is both a National Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) with 7 partner institutes across New Zealand and a research-intensive quasi-faculty based by Lincoln University. You will be based at the Te Waihora Campus, Lincoln University, but may travel to other sites for research work.

To be considered for the role, you will have:

  • A PhD in Soil microbiology/biochemistry or Soil pathology/ecology
  • Experience in designing and conducting laboratory experiments, data collection and analysis, and reporting
  • Experience in writing and submitting scientific papers for publication
  • Experience presenting research findings to a varied audience 
  • A record of peer reviewed publications
  • A friendly, outgoing manner, with excellent communication skills
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to prioritise your workload
  • Enjoy working in a collaborative, team environment
This is a fulltime, fixed position for 2 years.
Please apply online with your CV and cover letter.

For more information, please refer to the position description on the Lincoln University careers page  or contact Patrice Wilkin, Recruitment Business Partner, on 03 423 0312. Informal enquiries may be made directly to Dr Amanda Black on
Applications close on Monday 04/03/19 at 9am.

Lincoln University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in education and employment and seeks to meet its obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi).

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