Senior Scientist - Weed Scientist - Forest Vegetation Management - Scion

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline: 10 Dec 2021

Weed Scientist

  • Develop and lead research in weed management, particularly in forests.
  • Permanent full-time position

Scion is New Zealand's pre-eminent research provider for sustainable forest management, solid wood products and wood-derived biomaterials. 

An exciting opportunity is now available for an experienced weed scientist to join our forest ecology and management team and contribute to Scion's innovative research in weed management science with a focus on forests and tree weeds. This role will support NZ growing more sustainable forests though adaptive management for varied forest types, ranging from permanent forests to highly productive forests, through to short-rotation energy forests. As part of the role you will address applied ecological questions on invasive plant and tree interactions and develop alternative vegetation management approaches with the aim of reducing the dependence on herbicides. This is a role that works closely with industry and landowners and provides an opportunity to deliver science that contributes to better environmental, social and economic outcomes for NZ.

You will have a passion for science that achieves impacts for commercial forestry and forest related sectors with overall benefits to the New Zealand environment. To be successful in this role you will:

  • Be PhD qualified with 5 or more years of relevant work and research experience.
  • Have a reputation for science quality and impact in weed science and vegetation management, within New Zealand or internationally.
  • Be experienced at developing and managing projects, and in overseeing research teams.

If this is an opportunity you would like to explore more, we are keen to hear from you.

Scion is New Zealand's crown Research Institute dedicated to forestry and is home to more than 300 science and support staff on its two main campuses in Rotorua and Christchurch. Scion also d values a culture of ensuring employees can pursue innovation and excellence in their science delivery. It is proud to offer:

  • Opportunities for a fulfilling career that enables outcomes for New Zealand, Aotearoa;
  • Continuous professional development;
  • Enviable work environment; and
  • A demonstrated commitment to Good Employer/ EEO principles.

Closing Date:  10 December 2021 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please ensure your submit your application as soon as possible, due to the urgency to make an appointment to this role, interviews may be undertaken throughout the application period.

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