Postdoctoral Fellow - New Zealand-China Water Research Centre
Lincoln University
Lincoln 7647 Canterbury, New Zealand
2h ago

Ko wai mātou - Who we are

As the longest-running land-based university in the Southern Hemisphere, Lincoln University's story begins with farming, but it certainly doesn't end there.

As New Zealand's economy diversified, so have we. Lincoln University is here to enhance and enrich lives. To grow the knowledge of our students so they can shape a world that benefits from a greater understanding of the relationship between our land, the food produced from it and the ecosystems within it.

With three academic faculties, one teaching division, several research centres and a range of corporate service units, the 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.

Te āhua o Te Tūrunga - the nature of the position

The New Zealand-China Water Research Centre is hosted by Lincoln University and located in the Centre for Soil and Environmental Research (CSER).

CSER conducts advanced research and postgraduate training to improve the sustainability of agricultural systems and decrease the environmental impacts of agriculture.

The New Zealand-China Water Research Centre Postdoctoral Fellow will :

  • conduct collaborative research, to advance the research programme of the New Zealand-China Water Research Centre and Centre for Soil and Environmental Research (CSER).
  • support the New Zealand - China Water Research Centre in the establishment of a long-term on-the-ground collaborative research programme between key Chinese and New Zealand research partners;
  • AgResearch, Landcare Research, Plant and Food Research, Lincoln Agritech, and the University of Otago. (https : / / www. / water-research)

    Ngā tino Pūkenga / Whēako - Essential skills / experiences for the role

    To be considered for this role you will need to have :

  • A PhD in microbial biology or molecular biology, or other relevant qualifications.
  • Significant experience in the preparation and analysis of samples; specifically DNA extraction, qPCR, sequencing, phylogenetic analysis and metagenomics.
  • Experience in data analysis with proven Excel, statistical and modelling skills.
  • Evidence of research interpretation, reporting and manuscript preparation through a developing record of scholarly research and publication.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, with the ability to work with students and staff from a diverse range of backgrounds.
  • Experience in soil research; specifically nitrogen cycling in soil / plant systems and ammonia oxidisers in soil is desirable.
  • This is a full time, two year fixed term position.

    Te Tono - How to apply

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