Indigenous Forestry Scientist - Scion
Science New Zealand
Rotorua, New Zealand
10d ago
  • Are you interested in indigenous forestry research?
  • Do you want to contribute to local economic development?
  • We need a forestry scientist for this full time role, based in Rotorua
  • Scions indigenous forestry programme is about researching a range of indigenous tree species to promote sustainable development in the regions.

    Scion specialises in research, science and technology development for the forestry industry, wood products and wood-derived materials.

    We lead new technology development for renewables, bioproducts and energy and the establishment of a broader based bio-economy.

    We are looking for someone who has great communication skills and an enthusiasm for stakeholder engagement. You will deliver high quality science with a strong focus on excellence and impact. You will have :

  • A Master's degree in forestry science or a similar appropriate discipline
  • At least three years' experience in a relevant research environment
  • Knowledge of silviculture, permanent cover forestry and indigenous forestry
  • A demonstrated ability in developing strong and effective relationships with Maori
  • An understanding of the Forests Act (1949) as amended (1993) and the implications for indigenous forestry
  • Good physical fitness
  • Joining an enthusiastic team, you will play a vital role in the development of indigenous forestry opportunities. Scion is home to creative science minds and our vibrant culture ensures employees can pursue innovation and excellence in their work.

    We are proud to offer :

  • Opportunities for a fulfilling career & professional development
  • Enviable work environment on the edge of the famous Whakarewarewa Forest
  • Excellent lifestyle balance initiatives
  • Closing Date : 8 June 2018

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