Job opportunity: Forest Biogeochemist, Scion, New Zealand

  • Support research into enhanced forest productivity and sustainability
  • Permanent full-time position

Scion specialises in research, science and technology development for the forestry industry, wood products and wood-derived materials. We lead new technology development for renewables, bioproducts and energy and the establishment of a broader based bio-economy.

An exciting opportunity is now available for a forest biogeochemist scientist to join us at our Rotorua office. This role will support research into enhanced forest productivity and sustainability through a better understanding of biogeochemical functioning of forest ecosystems and productivity. You will be part of a high-performing team working in partnership with the Forest Sector to deliver science that makes an impact for the industry.  

You will have a passion for science that achieves impacts for the forestry sector and that benefits the New Zealand environment. To be successful in this role you will have a PhD in Soil Science, Forest Biogeochemistry, or related discipline, and have a knowledge of forest soils and forest productivity. You will have quality science communication skills and be practised in client engagement in the development and implementation of research programmes. You will be an innovative and creative researcher with a track record of working within multi-disciplinary teams.

We are home to creative science minds and have a vibrant culture ensuring employees can pursue innovation and excellence in their science delivery. Scion is proud to offer:

  • Opportunities for a fulfilling career that enables outcomes for New Zealand, Aotearoa;
  • Continuous professional development;
  • Enviable work environment; and
  • A demonstrated commitment to Good Employer/ EEO principles.


Closing Date: Sunday 8 March 2020


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