About the role
The role of the Fisheries Science team is to support fisheries policy, strategy, and management by providing scientific advice on the sustainability of fisheries and on assessing and mitigating environmental effects of fishing.
The Scientist is responsible for providing timely technical support to the team and is expected to work independently and to carry duties through to their completion with a minimum of supervision.
You will support wider activities of the Science team, contributing to planning and the quality assurance of science within Fisheries New Zealand, designing and commissioning research projects, evaluating tenders, monitoring research contracts, and reviewing and updating research documents.
At a more senior level you may run one or more of our multi-stakeholder Science Working Groups or participate in or lead delegations on international fisheries issues.
Your key responsibilities include :
Skills and Experience - Ngā Pūkenga me ngā Wheako
We are looking for a Senior Scientist / Scientist who is passionate about the marine environment and fish / fisheries to join the Science Team within Fisheries New Zealand.
About the branch - Mō te peka
The seafood industry is an important component of the primary sector. The Science and Information Directorate is part of Fisheries New Zealand, one of four business units at the Ministry for Primary Industries.
Science is a key component of Fisheries New Zealand and the science team is responsible for providing scientific advice on the status of our fisheries resources and on assessing and mitigating environmental effects of fishing.
The science team covers a broad range of relevant marine science including stock assessments, bycatch quantification and mitigation, as well as biodiversity research and effects of fishing on marine populations and communities, with an increasing consideration of ecological links and marine ecosystems.
We work proactively with managers and a wide range of stakeholders to solve problems and obtain new data and ideas for innovative and improved solutions.
The Ministry supports flexible working arrangements, however for those new to Fisheries Science in New Zealand a Wellington location, at least initially, would be a necessity.
For applicants already embedded within the New Zealand fisheries science community we are willing to discuss other location possibilities.
If suitable candidates are not available for the permanent opportunity this is also open to qualified scientists interested in a secondment, or similar arrangement, for a period of at least one year.