Geospatial Modeller - Geomorphology / Erosion Processes

Location: Palmerston North, New Zealand
Salary: Open
Application deadline: 3 November 2018

Job description

We are looking for an enthusiastic Geospatial Modeller to undertake research, consultancy and research support in erosion and sediment processes, mitigation and modelling.

About the opportunity

The Soils and Landscapes team at Manaaki Whenua leads research on understanding the complex inter-relationships that control the response of soils and landscapes to climatic and human-induced pressures, evaluating current risk, offering sustainable land use and natural resource allocation options. The purpose of the Geospatial Modeller role is to undertake research and consultancy in erosion and sediment processes.

The position is fixed-term (four years), full-time (37.5 hours per week) and is based at our Palmerston North site.

About you

You will be possess a PhD in Geomorphology/erosion processes or related disciplines, with ideally at least three years' post-PhD experience, and will have some refereed publications, inclusive of lead authorship. Ideally you will be a flexible, pragmatic, self-starter, capable of independently and effectively planning your time and resources.

Why Manaaki Whenua

Our land, our future - this is the essence of why Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research exists. At Manaaki Whenua we undertake research that focuses on preserving New Zealand's rich biodiversity, improving biosecurity, and protecting the health of the land, fresh water and soil resources we need for a prosperous future. We recognise the importance of partnerships, the special role of M?ori, and the need to ensure that all New Zealanders have the knowledge, understanding, and tools to truly live in harmony with our precious environment. We are recognised nationally and internationally for the quality of our research and work with a wide range of organisations within New Zealand and globally.

What we offer

As an employee of Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research, you will work with passionate and talented people in a caring and family friendly environment; enjoy good staff benefits and the opportunity for personal growth and career development.

How to apply

Enquiries about the position may be directed to Hugh Smith,

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