Isotope Hydrogeologist – GNS Science

  • Company:
    Science New Zealand
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
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We seek a highly motivated, experienced water scientist to undertake groundwater research using environmental tracers including hydrochemistry, isotopes, age tracers and noble gases. The role includes the development of new approaches for using these tools to enable improved groundwater resource management for New Zealand. You will work with a team of hydrogeologists, geochemists, modellers and environmental scientists as part of GNS’s Groundwater research programme. The position will be based at GNS Science in Lower Hutt, Wellington region, New Zealand.

The successful candidate will work within our research team on development and maintenance of water analytical laboratory methodologies and oversee sample processing (including tritium enrichment, liquid scintillation spectroscopy, gas chromatography and mass spectrometry). This will include the application of tracer techniques and develop new hydrogeological approaches for the use of these techniques. There will be the opportunity to develop new analytical equipment to improve sensitivities and enable analysis of newly emerging environmental tracers for use in groundwater research.

The position offers an opportunity to work with a multi-disciplinary team on both laboratory and data analysis and interpretation. Ideal candidates will show flexibility, teamwork and strong communication skills.

You will have:

  • A PhD in isotope hydrogeology, water chemistry or related discipline in the groundwater sector
  • Experience and track record with environmental tracer application in hydrogeology
  • Experience with using analytical equipment and laboratory work
  • The ability to interpret and clearly communicate scientific data and results through written papers and oral presentations to a range of stakeholder.
  • Good record of publishing research papers in scientific journals
  • The ability to develop and lead new research proposals
  • Coding and computer programming skills