Research Officer

Updated: 5 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 28 May 2023

16 May 2023
Job Information

Research Field

Biological sciences
Medical sciences
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
First Stage Researcher (R1)

New Zealand
Application Deadline

28 May 2023 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

College of Sciences
Palmerston North

The opportunity - Te Whiwhinga mahi

The School of Veterinary Science invites applications for an ongoing, part time (0.62) term position of Research Officer.

This position will assist with the delivery of the 10-year research programme led by The Percival Carmine Chair in Epidemiology and Public Health.

About us - Ko wai mātou

The School of Veterinary Science - Tāwharau Ora advances knowledge in animal health and welfare, biosecurity, conservation, and sustainable productivity.

We are a world leader in our field, working with governments, other universities, international and national organisations, and companies to improve animal health, welfare and production, and human health.

Massey also offers:

  • Up to 6.75% employer contribution to the UniSaver Superannuation Scheme
  • Five university holidays per year in addition to your annual leave
  • Subsidised Southern Cross Healthcare plan for you and your family
  • Discounted membership to our fully equipped recreation centre and gym facilities
  • Staff purchasing privileges and discounts at many commercial and retail businesses across NZ
  • Access to wonderful on-Campus crèche /day care facilities
  • Comprehensive professional development and training programmes

About you - Ko koe tēnei

  • You must have experience with DNA extraction, PCR, sequencing preparation including library preparations for whole genome sequencing/metabarcoding, sequence editing and analyses and data interpretation
  • Accurate, timely and efficient data recording throughout all laboratory and data analyses processes using the required PC2 laboratory protocols and necessary Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) is required and experience with project management, including field and laboratory work, is desired
  • Some experience with genomic analyses, at least to support entry level students would be advantageous
  • You must possess initiative, flexibility, effective communication skills and be able to work constructively within a multidisciplinary team environment with other staff and graduate students

Join us in the Manawatū

Palmerston North is a family-friendly, eminently bikeable, compact city of approximately 90,000 people centrally located in the North Island of New Zealand. There is easy access to outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking, excellent road- and mountain biking, and surfing. The town has a vibrant coffee culture, and numerous restaurants, and is close to some of the best winemaking areas in the world. New Zealand’s capital city Wellington, is approximately 1.5 hours drive away. Wellington provides a dose of big-city culture and is the departure point for vehicle ferries to the South Island.

Enquiries of an academic nature may be directed to Professor David Hayman, Phone +64 6 3569099 ext. 83047 or email

Closing date: 28 May 2023.

Reference number: CS_SVSFVSG_514_05/23

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New Zealand
Palmerston North, New Zealand

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Palmerston North, New Zealand

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