Technician - Research Data - Manaaki Whenua

Updated: 15 days ago
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline: 01 Jul 2024

Research Data Technician - National Vegetation Survey Databank

Mō te Pakihi | About the Company:

Manaaki Whenua is New Zealand's Crown Research Institute (CRI) for our land and environment. We are responsible for supporting New Zealand to develop a sustainable relationship with our land, through the delivery of exceptional science across a wide range of disciplines.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

This position will contribute to the running of the National Vegetation Survey Databank (NVS), a nationally significant collection of plot-based vegetation survey data. You will work in a team, alongside the NVS Databank Manager, to support a diverse community of data providers and data users and contribute to the ongoing maintenance and development of the Databank.

The NVS databank is a physical archive and electronic database of over 104,000 vegetation survey plots, including over 24,000 permanent plots. Electronic data are stored in a complex relational database with a graphic user interface (GUI).

This position is permanent, part time (0.6 FTE), reporting to a Capability Leader in the Ecosystems & Conservation Team, and is based at our Lincoln site.

The starting remuneration would be between $75K-$90K (adjusted to $45K-$54K for 0.6 FTE) per annum depending on relevant experience.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

You will have a relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent knowledge and experience, and you will have a strong track record of performing technical tasks independently. You will have some experience in plot-based vegetation monitoring techniques and basic botanical knowledge. You will require some experience with coding, using relational databases, and managing databases; using SQL to query databases is desirable. You will have rigorous attention to detail and be able to work across multiple projects. You will interact with and report to a range of individuals, work effectively both independently and in a team, and you will enjoy interacting with the diverse community of people who use NVS.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

As an employee of Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research, you will work with passionate and talented people and enjoy supportive employee benefits such as an annual leave entitlement of 4 weeks and 4 days, generous sick leave, paid parental leave, 3 paid Manaaki Whenua days between Christmas and New Year, as well as income maintenance and life insurance benefits and flexible working options. You will also have the opportunity for personal growth and career development.

If you don't meet every requirement in this position description, please don't exclude yourself. Studies indicate that women and other individuals from under-represented groups often only apply when they satisfy all the criteria. We focus on recruiting individuals who share our core values of Manaaki Tangata (caring, partnering, common purpose) and Science that Delivers (excellence, relevance, integrity), rather than merely ticking boxes. If this resonates with you, we encourage you to submit your application.

Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research is committed to developing a diverse, inclusive, equitable workplace where people feel they belong. We believe this is the right thing to do, but we also believe it is a worthwhile commitment that makes our organisation stronger and more capable through building on our diversity of thinking, enabling us to better understand the needs of our stakeholders and people and respond effectively to them. An inclusive environment means the diverse perspectives we have are more likely to be expressed, heard, and acted on.

Tono Mai - Apply Now!

Enquiries about the position may be directed to Elise Arnst ([email protected] ). For further details about Manaaki Whenua-Landcare Research, watch this short clip: Manaaki Whenua and visit our website:

Applications close on Monday 1 July 2024 at 5pm NZT

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