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Lake Ecologist, Cawthron Institute (New Zealand)

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Lake Ecologist, New Zealand

The Cawthron Institute is currently seeking a Lake Ecologist to join their Freshwater Group in Nelson, New Zealand. While this role will have a lake ecology focus, there is also an opportunity to contribute to other freshwater ecology and catchment management projects. The role will include leading or contributing to projects, assisting a range of clients with freshwater management issues and developing research and consulting proposals that promote Cawthron’s objectives for scientific impact.

Description: We are seeking a PhD-qualified Lake Ecologist with a variety of general limnological skills and, ideally with 3+ years post-PhD experience. Experience and skills in the following areas would be an advantage: lake ecosystem modelling, macrophyte identification, quantifying nutrient sources, boat skippering, diving, familiarity with R and GIS software. An understanding of the context surrounding freshwater management in New Zealand would be ideal, including existing scientific and client networks and some knowledge of relevant legislation and policy.

Our team: Cawthron Institute is New Zealand’s largest independent science organisation. Established over 100 years ago, our world-class science supports the sustainable growth of primary industries and the protection of marine and freshwater environments. Cawthron’s Freshwater group conducts scientific research and consulting across all of Aotearoa New Zealand, working with local government, iwi, industry, central government, and non-government agencies. The work we do includes long-term research projects and shorter-term projects relating to assessments of environmental effects, advice on freshwater policy, freshwater restoration planning, monitoring approaches and working with communities to achieve their freshwater goals. For more information about working at Cawthron please go to:

To Apply: View the job announcement and apply online at: Cawthron Institute Cloud HR - Administration - Career - View Job - Lake Ecologist (