Technician - GNS Science
GNS Science
Hutt Valley, NZ
4d ago

We are seeking a Laboratory Technician to join the Geological Research Laboratories and Collections Team in Gracefield, Lower Hutt to provide technical support in paleontology and mineral separation sample processing.

Some of the day-to-day tasks of this role include :

  • Physical and chemical preparation of samples
  • Entering experimental data and physical samples into our databases and collections
  • General upkeep of laboratory and equipment
  • Opportunities to work in other Geological Research laboratories
  • To be successful in this role you will have :

  • A high school qualification in science (minimum) or a Bachelor of Science BSc (Earth science, environmental science, chemistry, physics, or similar - desirable)
  • Laboratory experience and the ability to work to strict laboratory procedures and follow instructions
  • Knowledge and practical experience in safe chemical use - and approved hazardous substances handler and / or qualifications in chemistry would be an advantage
  • Hands-on practical skills and the strength to carry out heavy duties and tasks such as rock crushing and laboratory work
  • Taxonomic or curation experience (useful but not essential)
  • Meticulous attention to detail, including clear and accurate record keeping
  • Computer experience including accurate data entry and use of Microsoft suite
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills with the capability to work well both in a team and independently
  • Ability to relate to wider staff and support the inclusive culture at GNS Science
  • If you want to work for a dynamic, progressive and multi-cultural organisation, then GNS Science could be the place for you.

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