Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Wine Science

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As the longest-running agriculturally-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 diversified, so have we. Lincoln University is here to enhance and enrich lives. 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 700 staff.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will work on the MBIE Endeavour Fund Research Programme Breaking the quality-productivity seesaw in wine grape production. Specifically, the successful candidate will work on targeted and untargeted characterisation of the volatile composition of New Zealand Pinot noir wines and extractability and reaction of key non-volatile components during wine-making. You will also be expected to collaborate with other partners, both at Lincoln University and other organisations, and contribute to other research aims, as appropriate. 

To be considered for this role you will need to have:

  • A PhD in Wine Science or a relevant branch of Chemistry
  • Experience in designing and conducting laboratory experiments
  • Experience with data collection, analysis and reporting
  • Strong laboratory skills including the use of sophisticated, analytical equipment
  • Excellent written and oral English and communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively

This is a full time, fixed term position through to June 2020.

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.

Applications close on 9am on Thursday 11/07/19 .

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