The purpose of this role is to provide project co-ordination support for scientists leading research in soil carbon and nitrogen storage/cycling and greenhouse gas emissions. The role includes liaising with farmers and other clients, fieldwork, data analysis and reporting.This position is fixed term (3 years), full time, reports to Capability Leader, Land Use and Ecosystems Team, and is based at our Hamilton site.You will possess a Masters or Post-Graduate qualification in soil science or related discipline. You will have knowledge of New Zealand soils, including understanding soil carbon and nitrogen stocks and flows. You will have some experience in conducting fieldwork and managing field and laboratory data. Knowledge of New Zealand farming systems is required. Ideally you will have excellent communication skills, be well-organised, and pragmatic with the ability to travel throughout New Zealand. 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. 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 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.