We are looking for two enthusiastic field pedologists to help us map and investigate New Zealand's valuable soil and land resources.
About the opportunity
The two roles will support research and consultancy into soil and landscape mapping, modelling, and information management, to support and verify sustainable and wise use of natural assets.
Both positions are open term (permanent) and full time. They will report to a Capability Leader within the Soils & Landscapes team.
Positions will be based at Palmerston North (preferred), but special consideration may be given to a Lincoln appointment.
You will have a post-graduate qualification in soil science or a related discipline (ideally with some experience), OR a relevant bachelor's degree with substantial experience and knowledge in pedology, soil survey, or land resources mapping.
You will have a sound understanding of pedology and the NZ Soil Classification system, and an ability to describe and map soils according to NZ standards and guidelines.
An ability to liaise successfully with farmers, Māori landowners, and regional councils is desirable. Both roles require a high level of physical fitness and a willingness to travel throughout New Zealand.
Why Manaaki Whenua
Our 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 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 both 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 race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.
What we offer
and enjoy good staff benefits and the opportunity for personal growth and career development.