The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Technician - Geochemistry
Job ID: 20656
Campus: Auckland City Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Permanent/Fixed Term: Permanent
The Faculty of Science
The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university. We employ more than 5400 academic and professional staff to support over 41,000 students, making us one of NZ’s largest employers.
We are seeking a Senior Technician in Geochemistry to provide technical support in our Microprobe lab and to provide support for academic research programmes primarily within the School of Environment.
The successful candidate will have the following key responsibilities:
- Instruct users on the operation and theory of the electron microprobe and ICPMS;
- Assist to obtain high quality analytical results and to interpret these results;
- Supervise and maintain the electron microprobe facility, including ancillary equipment;
- Develop improvements to analysis routines to enhance the quality of data from the facility, including testing and development of new applications;
- Maintain an orderly and effective laboratory, whilst meeting all health and safety requirements.
- Our ideal candidate will have:
- Demonstrated experience in the operation and maintenance of a Field-Emission Source Electron Microprobe, Cathodoluminescence and Laser-Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry analytical techniques and data analysis.
- Familiarity with the theory of electron microanalysis
- A degree and postgraduate experience in geochemistry or a related field.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills to interact with academics and students
- A positive can do attitude and a team player nature
- Flexible employment practices
- Career development programmes
- A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave
- Company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.
The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:
For more information, please visit Staff Benefits.
How to apply:
Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Sunday 26th May 2019 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and CV combined as one document.
The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment. For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTI, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz
Hydrologist (Intermediate) Integrated Water Management
TECHNICIAN - RESEARCH
Professional Grade 4 42604 - 62029
College of Sciences
Term length: fixed-term
Hours of work: full-time
An opportunity exists for the appointment of a Research Technician in the Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre in the School of Agriculture and Environment, to support research on water and nutrient movement through agricultural landscapes, and changes to management practices that reduce the environmental footprint of farming practices. You will be working within a very active and supportive research group.
Preference will be given to applicants with a degree in environmental science (or alternative relevant science) who display a strong knowledge and understanding of measurements of water/nutrient flows and hydrological processes across the rural landscape.
It is essential to hold a full driving licence and experience with 4WD vehicles is desirable. The successful applicant will be a team player with proven practical, technical and communication skills.
This is a three-year fixed term appointment with an anticipated start date of June 2019. Further enquiries should be directed to Mr Lance Currie, Senior Technical Manager, Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre, phone (06) 356 9099 extn 84860 or email L.D.Currie@massey.ac.nz. Information about the College of Sciences, the School of Agriculture and Environment and the Fertilizer & Lime Research Centre can be found at;
To view/download the job description, please click on the file below
Resource Scientist - Groundwater
Do you have a desire to use science to manage and protect our Region’s ground water resources? Do you have experience in environmental science and a working knowledge of Council responsibilities and functions? Do you want to work as part of a nationally-recognised environmental management group? If you’ve answered yes to all of these, then this role is for you.
Based in Richmond at the top of the South Island, and reporting to the Senior Resource Scientist (Water Resources & Special Projects), this role is primarily involved in the provision of scientific expertise and advice to meet the Council’s objectives in environmental monitoring, consent processing, policy development, building consents and related legal obligations primarily related to the Resource Management Act.
In addition to your knowledge of groundwater assessment and management processes, and a risk based ecosystem approach to monitoring and reporting, you will be responsible for giving effect to relevant national standards related to the management of groundwater. You’ll advocate for, and educate people about, sustainable environmental processes and solutions.
You will have the skills to identify and prioritise risks, develop and implement environmental monitoring programmes, manage and maintain environmental data and provide advice to the Council and our ratepayers.
In return, we offer ongoing professional development, a variety of challenging and interesting work, flexible working options, relocation assistance and a benefits package to suit your preferences.
While we would prefer someone with 3+ years’ experience, we are prepared to consider and train a promising graduate or developing scientist (Science Officer – Groundwater) wishing to pursue opportunities for career progression. If this sounds like you then apply now.
Making great communities takes great people. Will you be one of them?
Closes 20th May 2019
Click here for the job description
Online applications can be submitted on our website www.tasman.govt.nz and further information can be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Team on (03) 543-8393.
Research Associate / Senior Research Associate – Resource Information
Fixed term until June 2020.
Do you want to be a part of an innovative and vibrant science team answering the tough questions in natural resource management?
The Horizons Region extends over 22,200km2 – from Ruapehu in the north and Horowhenua in the south, to Whanganui in the west and Tararua in the east. It’s a landscape as vast and varied as the over 240,000 people who call it home. At Horizons Regional Council we work to make our region a great place to live, work and play.
We are seeking a data and insights analyst to work alongside our talented scientists, data analysts and information management specialists. Environmental reporting is a key focus for Horizons, informing both our regulatory and non-regulatory programmes. In this role, you will be utilising our extensive datasets to provide valuable insights and innovative reporting solutions that will underpin natural resource management decision-making across our region.
Based in our Palmerston North office, your role will be to drive innovation across all areas of data management and analysis for our science monitoring and research programmes. Reporting to our Information Coordinator within our Natural Resources and Partnerships Group, you will provide high quality technical support and advice, working collaboratively across the organisation to identify and implement solutions to data management and analytics.If you enjoy a challenge and believe you have what it takes to succeed in this exciting new role, we want to hear from you!
Suitable candidates should hold a qualification in an appropriate applied information science discipline. Experience in data mining, analysis and report building is considered essential, as is a knowledge of programming languages such as R or Python. Skills in geospatial information systems, data modelling, quantitative analysis and predictive modelling will be viewed favourably. Strong communication skills are critical, as is an ability to convey information in a clear, articulate and creative way.
Why should you apply?
When you join us, you can look forward to a rewarding career full of opportunities to develop, along with a positive and supportive work environment. We do this through:
- Strong focus on employee health, wellness and wellbeing
- Flexible family friendly work environment
- Assistance with tertiary education
- Positive health and safety culture
- Capability development programmes that enable advancement into leadership roles, along with skill development across different functional jobs; and
- A supportive and social work environment where enduring friendships and collegiality develop
Horizons are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to ensuring we have a diverse and inclusive workplace so our people reflect the diversity of our region.
Applications close 5pm Sunday 19 May 2019
Senior Environmental Scientist – Water
Fixed Term – one year
Do you have a desire to ensure sustainable management of water resources within our Tairawhiti region?
An exciting opportunity exists to join our Environmental Monitoring and Science team for a fixed term period of one year. This team provides science and technical input to policy development and resource consents that relate to land, water and coastal resources and will provide plenty of opportunities and a variety of work.
The person we are looking for will have a passion for science and the environment, have excellent communication, project management and negotiation skills as well as the ability to build relationships with stakeholders and internal staff members. The role will work closely with the Consents team to process and provide technical advice on water, take consent applications and renewals, as well as be involved in other freshwater science activities in the Science team.
To be successful at this role you will need:
- A degree in Environmental Science, Planning or a related discipline with at least five years work experience.
- Have a keen interest in freshwater systems and sustainable water resource management.
- Have experience in report writing and critical analysis.
- Be able to demonstrate good communication skills.
- Be familiar with data analysis, presentations, monitoring and statistical information.
- Demonstrable problem solving skills.
In return, we offer you a rare opportunity to apply your skills and experience in role that helps protect and improve our environment across our Tairawhiti region. We offer you unique and varied work, a dedicated and talented team to work with, the opportunity to grow, learn and develop, and a great lifestyle living in sunny Gisborne.
If this sounds like you and could see yourself contributing to our environment and community, we would love to hear from you!
Please contact Paul Murphy for further information.
Applications Close: 10am, Monday 6th May 2019.
Apply Online www.gdc.govt.nz
Senior Environmental Scientist