Researcher (climate adaptation) - Manaaki Whenua

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline: 20 Oct 2023 17:00 ; 20 Oct 2023 17:00

Researcher (Climate adaptation)

We are looking for an enthusiastic Landscape Scientist to undertake research to understand how terrestrial landscapes can support climate adaptation in New Zealand whilst integrating objectives of climate mitigation, multiple ecosystem services provision and biodiversity conservation.

This position isfixed term (2 years), full time, reports to a Capability Leader within the Land Use and Ecosystems team, and is based at our Palmerston North site.

You will possess a PhD in physical geography, landscape ecology, biology, environmental management/science, or related fields. You will have a track record in conducting and publishing international high-level research that directly addresses global change issues. Ideally, you will have experience in combining original data collection and modelling. You will be a well-organized, flexible, pragmatic and reliable individual who enjoys working as part of a diverse, interdisciplinary team.

The salary for this role ranges from $82,000 to $92,000 depending on work experience.

Why Manaaki Whenua

Our land, our future - this is the essence of why Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research exists. At Manaaki Whenua we undertake research that focuses on preserving New Zealand's rich biodiversity, improving biosecurity, and protecting the health of the land, fresh water and soil resources we need for a prosperous future. We recognise the importance of partnerships, the special role of Māori, and the need to ensure that all New Zealanders have the knowledge, understanding, and tools to truly live in harmony with our precious environment. We are recognised nationally and internationally for the quality of our research and work with a wide range of organisations within New Zealand and globally.

Manaaki Whenua embraces diversity and is committed to an inclusive and respectful workplace where everyone is valued for their unique contribution. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

What we offer

As an employee of Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research, you will work with passionate and talented people in a caring and family friendly environment; enjoy good staff benefits and the opportunity for personal growth and career development.

How to apply

Enquiries about the position may be directed to Alex Herzig, For further details about Manaaki Whenua-Landcare Research, watch this short clip: Manaaki Whenua and visit our website:

Apply online by viewing the position description and then clicking the 'Apply Now' button below.

Applications close on Friday 20th of October 2023 at 5pm NZ Time

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