About the organisation
At the Otago Regional Council (ORC), their mission is for our future’. ORC is here to protect and enhance the environment and enable their communities to do the same.
To be sure ORC can deliver on its responsibilities, they are evolving as an organisation, and they’re not overstating when they say they have some really big targets to reach.
ORC need the right people, in the right roles, to help them get there.
Otago is a pretty special environment and ORC are committed to working with their communities to ensure it stays that way now, and for the future.
With a number of challenges on the horizon - freshwater, climate change, biodiversity and urban development the Science Team at ORC play a critical role in providing scientific expertise to inform decisions particularly with regard to natural resource management.
About the opportunity
The Senior Scientist Agricultural Systems leads innovative research and develops new and original research programmes with the Science Leadership team.
They are a proven technical specialist in their research area (Agricultural Systems) and demonstrate science impact by disseminating research findings through Council and scientific forums and presents at regional and national events.
The Senior Scientist is a nationally recognised scientist and leader in their research field. They are an effective, confident communicator and is a trusted, credible and proven researcher.
They have a proven ability to work across disciplines to deliver the best outcomes for the environment and the community.
Reporting to the Team Leader Land, and working closely with scientists across the Science Team, the Senior Scientist Agricultural Systems takes overall accountability for :
This role needs a proven technical specialist who is willing to adopt a collaborative approach to leading and engaging in innovative applied research with their fellow scientists. Is this you?
To be successful in this role, you will ideally :
If you adopt a collaborative approach to research and have experience in leading, mentoring, and decision making in an ethical and trustworthy way, then this could be the role for you.
Not your research area? Otago Regional Council are advertising for Scientists and Senior Scientists in other disciplines.
Should you be interested and wish to enquire further, please visit the Decipher Group website or contact the consultant below.
How to apply
To discover more about Otago Regional Council, visit
For a confidential discussion about the role; contact Katy Boyle on 027 278 2860 or by email to
Applications close : 21 August 2020