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Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Waikato

Date Posted Jan. 10, 2019
Title Postdoctoral Fellow
University University of Waikato
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
Department Faculty of Science and Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Geology/Geosciences - General
    Biology - General

School of Science

Faculty of Science and Engineering

(Two positions)

These opportunities are based at the University’s main campus in Hamilton, New Zealand, a city with a population of 160,000 and a mild climate. The School of Science has internationally recognised leadership in environmental research and is dedicated to building a diverse and productive workforce.

We are searching for highly motivated individuals to undertake research and be responsible for testing approaches to mitigate the production of greenhouse gases from grazed pastures with a focus on carbon balances and nitrous oxide emissions. The successful candidates will work with an established team of academics and the research will focus on operating six eddy covariance towers over grazed pasture used for dairy farming to determine carbon balances of different management strategies.

Applicants must have a PhD in biogeosciences, or be close to completion, with an established publication record using the eddy covariance technique. A sound understanding of biogeochemical processes relevant to CO2 and N2O fluxes is required, but we are also open to a range of relevant skillsets to complement our existing strengths. A background in agricultural GHG research would also be an advantage.

Salary will be in the range of NZ$74,034 to $89,163 per year, depending on qualifications, skills and experience.

Vacancy number 380508 (PEATWISE international consortium) will focus on drained peat soils. Further project information and enquiries of an academic nature should be directed to Associate Professor Dave Campbell, email:

Vacancy number 380507 will focus on mineral soils. Further project information and enquiries of an academic nature should be directed to

Professor Louis Schipper, email:

Further details about the team and its research can be found on

Vacancy number: 380508 (fixed term 2 years)

Vacancy number: 380507 (fixed term 3 years)

These positions will remain open until filled.

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