41272 Data Scientist x 2 – Plant & Food Research

  • Company:
    Science New Zealand
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 days ago
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Auckland (Mount Albert) , Christchurch (Lincoln), Hamilton (Ruakura), Te Puke, Nelson, Motueka Vacancy 41272

More About us

PFR is a vibrant organisation conducting research that adds value to New Zealand’s horticulture and seafood industries. Our approximately 1,000 employees, spread across 14 New Zealand locations, are proud of the way our science and commercialisation supports the production of top quality, sustainably-produced foods and high-value products that earn a premium in international markets and benefit human wellbeing.

What you will be doing

We have an opportunity for Data Scientists to join our expanding, collaborative team in providing high quality analytics to our Science teams with applications in computer vision, machine learning, consumer insights, value chain analytics and natural language processing. You will have opportunity to research in cutting-edge data science techniques, as well as to develop efficient data science workflows and platforms. You will collaborate as well as lead projects, provide guidance and training to our scientist in specialist techniques in your field of expertise.

What you will need

To be successful in this role, you will have at least an undergraduate degree in Data sciences, Computer sciences, Software engineering, Statistics or any other relevant field with a strong quantitative background. The experience that you bring in programming and statistical computing (Python and/or R) as well as working with digital notebooks will be essential. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills will be beneficial to work with the wide and diverse range of multi-disciplined team we have to maximize the sharing of knowledge and expertise.

What you will get

The opportunity to work within a flexible and friendly environment that encourages and supports work-life balance, and to contribute to exciting projects with an organisation who has an excellent reputation for its science and for being a great place to work! We have multiple roles available as the Data Science team grows due to high demand for these skills in our projects. Early career as well as experienced Data Scientist will be considered with different positions available to suit.

At PFR we offer excellent employee benefits including generous leave provisions and employer contribution to superannuation, and subsidised health insurance. With a well-connected, geographically dispersed team this role can be based at any of our larger sites, Auckland (Mount Albert), Christchurch (Lincoln), Hamilton (Ruakura), Te Puke, Nelson or Motueka.