Postdoctoral Fellow - Quantitative Ecologist
Lincoln University
Lincoln 7647 Canterbury, New Zealand
5d ago

Seeking applications to join the Department of Pest Management & Conservation on a fixed-term, 16 month contract.

Mō te tūnga The role

Based in our weed research laboratory, this role will support wider research on plant invasions in the Department of Pest Management and Conservation.

As part of this role, you will actively engage in collaborative research through analysis of the reasons why certain ornamental plants have become invasive based on their frequency, pricing and traits as captured by nursery catalogues.

Data have already been collected for multiple catalogues published between 1866 and 1992 and we require a quantitative ecologist to analyses these existing datasets.

The position will advance research in the Marsden programme Nursery Crimes and more broadly in the field of biological invasions.

This role is full-time 16 month fixed term employment positions.

Ngā tino Pūkenga / Whēako Essential skills / experience for the role

Applicants will be required to have :

  • A PhD in the natural sciences with interest in quantitative ecology, pest management or biological invasions
  • A developing record of scholarly research and publication, preferably with publications in international journals in the field of quantitative ecology, plant or animal health
  • Excellent skills in quantitative analysis and statistics
  • Strong organisational skills relating to managing and manipulating large, complex datasets
  • Ngā hua ka riro ki a koe What's in it for you?

    As an employee of Lincoln University, you can reap the rewards of working with a supportive team that cares about you.

    From day one you will be eligible to our staff benefits such as :

  • Supporting ongoing development
  • Work-life balance with a family-friendly, flexible work environment
  • Free on-site car parking
  • Five weeks annual leave plus five paid university holiday days per year
  • Access to member benefits with the employer-based health insurance scheme
  • A state of the art, on-campus gym with discounted fees
  • Mō mātou About us

    As the longest running agriculturally based university in the Southern Hemisphere, Lincoln University's story begins with farming, but it does not end there.

    With three academic faculties, one teaching division, several research centres, and a range of corporate service units, Lincoln University draws its students from throughout New Zealand and from over 60 countries.

    Lincoln University has a student roll of around 3,000 and approximately 600 staff.

    Tono ināianei Apply now

    Submit your CV and cover letter (describing your fit to this position) online today. Specific enquiries about the role itself can be made to Distinguished Professor Philip Hulme, philip.hulme lincoln.ac.nz

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