Technologist, Fire Research - Scion

Updated: 5 months ago
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline: 10 Mar 2022

Technologist - Fire Research

  • Lead innovate research and technology development supporting Scion's rural fire research program
  • Fixed term full-time position (parental leave concluding 31 January 2023)

Scion specialises in research, science and technology development for the forestry industry, wood products and wood-derived materials. We lead new technology development for renewables, bioproducts and energy and the establishment of a broader based bioeconomy.

An exciting opportunity is now available for an experienced Rural Fire Research Technologist to join us at our Christchurch campus. In this dynamic role you will have the opportunity towork closely with key external stakeholders providing expertise on New Zealand vegetation fuel types, fire behaviour prediction, fire weather and fire danger ratings in New Zealand. You will be part of a team of committed scientists, and as a senior team member you will have an opportunity to provide leadership and training to junior team members and collaborate with project leaders in order to deliver Science that really creates impact for the industry.  

If you have:

  • a passion for science that achieves impacts for the forestry sector and that benefits the New Zealand environment,
  • a Bachelors, Masters, or PhD in Forestry or Environmental Science (or equivalent work experience),
  • excellent science communication skills with the ability to translate this knowledge to our stakeholders, and
  • a track record of working within innovative and creative multi-disciplinary teams,

then we would love to hear from you!

We are home to creative science minds and have a vibrant culture ensuring employees can pursue innovation and excellence in their science delivery. Scion is proud to offer:

  • opportunities for a fulfilling career that enables outcomes for New Zealand, Aotearoa;
  • continuous professional development;
  • positive work environment; and
  • a demonstrated commitment to Good Employer/ EEO principles.

Closing Date:  10 March 2022 

If you are interested in this role we encourage you to apply without delay, as due to the urgency to fill this role we may begin interviews during the advertising period. 

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