Open Position: Senior Fisheries Scientist – Deadline 20 January 2022

NIWA is a dynamic research organisation whose purpose is to enhance the economic value and sustainable management of New Zealand’s aquatic resources and environments, to provide understanding of climate and the atmosphere and increase resilience to weather and climate hazards to improve safety and wellbeing of New Zealanders. NIWA is New Zealand’s largest and pre-eminent provider of climate, freshwater and marine science.

The NIWA National Centre for Fisheries undertakes research and consultancy services with the focus on providing scientific advice to underpin the sustainable management of fishery resources. In addition, our fisheries staff are involved in a wide range of collaborative projects with other NIWA teams, including marine ecology research and biosecurity surveillance.

This senior position has the specialist role of coordinating NIWA’s international fisheries research, including research for Regional Fisheries Management Organisations and in the Pacific. More broadly, the position involves liaising with fisheries and ecology research staff within and outside of NIWA, providing analytical expertise to enhance NIWA’s research and consulting activities, seeking external sources of funding for research ideas, and establishing end-user and stakeholder relationships that underpin these research initiatives.

The appointee will be responsible for leading multi-disciplinary research teams, preparing funding proposals and expanding our client relations, as well as maintaining a strong network of domestic and international relationships. As a senior scientist, the position will also contribute to the ongoing management of NIWA’s Fisheries Centre and developing strategic objectives.

The appointee will have expertise in quantitative fisheries science, as well as in a range of specialties (stock assessment, resource surveys, population studies, ecosystem-based management, risk assessment, protected species), to complement the existing expertise within NIWA. A minimum of 10 years’ experience in fisheries science is essential, along with demonstrated ability working with international fisheries organisations.

The position will have a broad and deep reach across fisheries science at NIWA and will be integral to much of the research and applied science conducted from our Nelson and/or Wellington offices. NIWA provides a supportive and flexible work atmosphere, with access to expertise across all aspects of the marine environment available for advice or collaboration within and across NIWA sites.

We offer competitive remuneration and benefits and the opportunity to be part of a nationwide team of world class fisheries science specialists.

We don’t expect perfection in our candidates – if you think you have what it takes, but don’t meet every point referenced in the position description, please still get in touch!

NIWA offers flexible working options (e.g., part-time, flexible start and finish times). We are happy to discuss potential flexible options for this position at the interview stage.

NIWA promotes the importance and value of an inclusive and diverse workforce, including the Rainbow Community, and pride ourselves on being a family-friendly and supportive workplace.

Application deadline 20.01.2022.

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