Fisheries Scientist (Quantitative Stock Assessment)

NIWA is a dynamic research organisation whose purpose is to enhance the economic value and sustainable management of New Zealand's aquatic resources and environments, to provide understanding of climate and the atmosphere and increase resilience to weather and climate hazards to improve safety and wellbeing of New Zealanders. NIWA is New Zealand's largest and pre-eminent provider of climate, freshwater and marine science.

The National Centre for Fisheries Research team undertakes research and consultancy services with the focus of providing robust information to underpin the sustainable management of New Zealand's fishery resources. In addition, our Auckland-based fisheries staff are involved in a wide range of collaborative projects with other NIWA teams, including marine ecology research and biosecurity surveillance.

The purpose of this position is to conduct research that investigates population and ecology issues related to the dynamics of marine fish communities, including stock assessments of inshore and shellfish species, and surveys of commercial and recreational fisheries. We are seeking an experienced fisheries scientist to lead and work as an effective team member in a number of multi-disciplinary projects, applying specialist expertise in statistical and other quantitative analytical research methods. You will engage widely with fisheries and ecology research staff within and outside of NIWA, providing experimental design and analytical expertise to enhance NIWA's research and consulting activities, seeking external sources of funding for research ideas and establishing end-user and stakeholder relationships that underpin these research initiatives.

To be successful in this position you will have expertise in quantitative fisheries science; including fisheries survey and stock assessment methods; single species and ecosystem-based fisheries management; an understanding of population dynamics; or other relevant specialities. A PhD specialising in quantitative fisheries, fish biology, ecosystems research, or equivalent experience, would be advantageous. You will have a proven track record preparing research tenders or funding applications, presentations to stakeholder groups, reports and scientific papers and be able to demonstrate the application of relevant statistical principles and methods to fisheries or marine ecosystem questions.

Auckland is the gateway to the stunning waters, islands and beaches of the Hauraki Gulf and NIWA's Auckland office is situated near the vibrant city waterfront, with easy access to public transport options as well as free parking for staff. We offer?competitive remuneration and benefits and the opportunity to be part of a nationwide team of world class fisheries science specialists.

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posted: 14 July 2021    Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.