First listed on: 26 August 2021

Erosion Modeller

We are looking for an enthusiastic Erosion Modeller to undertake research, consultancy and research support in understanding and modelling erosion processes and sediment transport.

About the opportunity

The position is part of the Soils and Landscapes team within Manaaki Whenua. The team comprises almost 30 staff, at three sites across New Zealand. We lead research on understanding the complex inter-relationships that control the response of soils and landscapes to climatic and human-induced pressures, evaluating current risk, offering sustainable land use and natural resource allocation options.

The position is open term, full-time (37.5 hours per week) and preferably based at our Palmerston North site.

About you

You will possess a PhD in Geomorphology or in a related discipline with an emphasis on erosion processes and sediment transport, ideally with at least three years post-PhD experience, and will have some refereed publications, including as lead author. Ideally you will be a flexible, pragmatic, self-starter, capable of independently and effectively planning your time and resources.

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 M?ori, 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, and enjoy good staff benefits and the opportunity for personal growth and career development.

How to apply

Enquiries about the position may be directed to Dr Hugh Smith,

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Applications close on 5pm NZT Monday, 27 September 2021.

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