Senior Scientist – STRmix™
Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd (ESR)
ESR is a New Zealand Crown Research Institute that specialises in science relating to people and communities. It’s our science that helps safeguard people’s health, protect food-based economies, improve the safety of freshwater and groundwater resources and contributes expert forensic science to justice systems. Our world class knowledge, research and laboratory services help our partners and clients solve complex problems and protect people in New Zealand and around the world.
The STRmix team creates world leading, award winning software that allows forensic biologists to analyse, interpret and investigate DNA profiles more efficiently and effectively. Our mission is to empower the forensic community through science and innovation. We do this through leading edge scientific research, high quality software development and comprehensive training and support delivery. Our flagship software, STRmix™, has been developed by ESR in partnership with Forensic Science SA (FSSA). Adding FaSTR™ DNA and DBLR™ to STRmix™, we provide an end to end analysis and interpretation solution.
About the role
The successful applicant will join the STRmix team, contributing to a wide variety of scientific and commercial activities supporting STRmix™ and related software. These include the provision of scientific support to assist user validation and implementation, the delivery of user training and contribution to product development.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Key Technical Competencies and Experience Required:
What you’ll get in return
You will get to work with a passionate team, who take pride in the quality of their work and have the opportunity to contribute to public health responses across New Zealand. You will also get to be part of a very unique institution that supports the wellbeing of the community and wider New Zealand.
ESR promotes active work/life policies including family-friendly initiatives and flexible hours. You’ll receive ongoing personal development, free car parking as well as access to a Southern Cross group membership scheme.
Apply on line at
Please note the successful applicant will be required to complete a pre-employment drug-screen, disclosure of criminal charges/convictions, proof of academic qualifications/papers, and the provision of a staff elimination DNA sample and participation in ESRs immunisation programme are conditions of employment for this position