First listed on: 10 November 2017

Post-doctoral Scientist - Reproduction


The Organisation

AgResearch is the Crown Research Institute tasked with delivering cutting-edge agricultural science and innovation to benefit the wider New Zealand economy. Our internationally-recognised scientists work across the agricultural sectors in collaboration with a range of stakeholders both nationally and internationally, putting science and innovation at the forefront. We are proud to be a unique organisation that is driving prosperity by transforming agriculture.

The Role

This could be your opportunity to advance you career by joining our Reproduction Team on a two year fixed term contract based at our Ruakura Campus in Hamilton. There you will be working on novel approach to generate enhanced genotypes in livestock. This requires: genome editing of industry-relevant target genes in cells and embryos; analysis of functional consequences in the male germline; expertise in IVP, nuclear transfer and chimera approaches. This an exciting project not to miss that will benefit the development of new biotechnology-based agricultural practices for animal breeding.


  • PhD in a relevant field,
  • Strong background in molecular embryology, including in vitro embryo production
  • Genome editing expertise in mammalian cells
  • Experience in nuclear transfer cloning and embryo cryopreservation would be an asset, although training will be provided for the successful candidate.
  • Motivated to work both independently and as part of a team in a highly interactive and creative environment.


Your Everyday

  • Beautiful campuses & great Learning and Development opportunities

Your Health

  • Generous health provisions & access to the group scheme for health insurance

Your Family

  • Income and life insurance & supportive family friendly working environment

Your Extras

  • Optional 5th week annual leave, multiple retail discounts & All of Government Westpac banking discounts

How to apply

If you are interested in this position, please apply on-line via the link provided and include your cover letter and C.V.

Applications close: 3 December 2017.

For more information or for a confidential discussion please contact Dr Björn Oback, Senior Scientist on +64 7 838 5542


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