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Job ID: 191609

Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Waikato

Date Posted Aug. 3, 2022
Title Postdoctoral Fellow
University University of Waikato
Hamilton, New Zealand
Department School of Science
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Environmental Sciences/Ecology/Forestry
    Earth Sciences
    Botany/Plant Sciences

School of Science

Ko wai koe? - Who are you?

You will have broad and in-depth knowledge of land use change and mitigation to support sustainable freshwater management under climate change. You will have demonstrated technical expertise in a relevant field and be able to work with other ecosystem modellers and a variety of stakeholders in the Bay of Plenty.

You will be a highly motivated researcher, adept at developing and conducting high quality research. You will be comfortable collaborating and building relationships with a wide range of stakeholders to disseminate research findings.

Ngā kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

The research will seek to connect land use changes and mitigations to freshwater quality, ecology, and cultural values in the Bay of Plenty Region using multi-objective optimisation models and algorithms.

You will work as part of a great team at the University - the role will work with Associate Professor Deniz Özkundakci and Dr Frank Burdon within The School of Science and you will also be responsible to Toihuarewa - Waimaori The Bay of Plenty Regional Council Chair in Lake and Freshwater Science. Some undergraduate and postgraduate teaching may be required. The role is full-time, fixed-term, for three years and will remain open until filled.

Ko wai mātou? - Who are we?

Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato, the University of Waikato, has its people at heart and strives to provide students with a world-class education and staff with a safe, friendly and collaborative environment where their contributions and engagement are valued.

The School of Science's research is shaped by the pursuit of outstanding science that has relevance in the real world. Our researchers are genuinely world-class and tackling some of the biggest challenges facing us here in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions, Aotearoa, and the world.

He aha ngā take me tono mai ai koe? - Why should you apply for this position?

You can be part of our success. Our university stands proudly on the world stage as a provider of future-focused, international education and an active player in global research. We have internationally recognised leadership in environmental research. Our rankings reflect these strengths. Our University provides a unique and satisfying work environment with many benefits for our staff including flexible working, study opportunities, generous superannuation and leave provisions.

At Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato, the University of Waikato, we embrace equity and diversity; therefore, we strongly encourage applicants with the relevant capabilities from all backgrounds to apply. We would greatly value seeing applicants from our Māori and Pacific communities.

For a confidential conversation about the role, please contact Deniz Ozkundakci,

Closing Date: Open until filled

To view the position description, please click here

Vacancy Number: 420213

For further information and to apply online, please click here

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