Field Technician – Manaaki Whenua

  • Company:
    Science New Zealand
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    2 hours ago
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We are looking for an enthusiastic field technician to assist with a range of wildlife focused, field-based research projects. About the opportunityThe Wildlife Ecology & Management team at Manaaki Whenua carries out research focused on protecting native ecosystems and primary industry. Projects include determining pest responses to management, the role of pests as vectors of wildlife disease, development of novel pest control tools, and the development of cost-effective ground- and aerial-based pest management strategies. We are seeking a technician to assist with a range of pen and field-based research pest management projects.The position is open term, full time (37.5 hours per week) and is based at our Lincoln site.About youYou will have a BSc, MSc or equivalent degree in biological sciences with experience in field-based invasive species research (preferably NZ experience). This role requires someone with experience in fieldwork, who is physically fit and has experience working “off track”, and who is comfortable working in remote areas either alone or as part of a team. The person must have experience in handling animals, and it would be an advantage if they have experience using traps and VTAs. The candidate must also have excellent data collection skills, and experience in using radio-tracking and GPS equipment would be an advantage. Collation and reporting of data/findings in a timely and accurate manner are essential, as is the careful implementation of detailed workplans and instructions.Why Manaaki WhenuaOur 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 Māori, 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.What we offerAs an employee of Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research, you will work with passionate and talented people in a caring and family friendly environment; enjoy good staff benefits and the opportunity for personal growth and career development.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 race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.