02 Jan

Freshwater Fisheries Ecologist Niwa Jobs Vacancy in Niwa Christchurch

Freshwater Fisheries Ecologist Niwa
Christchurch CAN
02 Jan, 2018 30+ days ago

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Freshwater Fisheries Ecologist Niwa Jobs Vacancy in Niwa Christchurch Jobs Details:

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.

We are seeking an enthusiastic mid-career freshwater fisheries ecologist to join us in Christchurch, New Zealand to undertake research that advances the science underpinning the sustainable allocation of water resources and enhancement of aquatic ecosystems in New Zealand. You will also be involved in translating science into practical applications by carrying out commercial consultancy projects.

This permanent, full-time position focuses on understanding the interactions between flow regimes and freshwater ecosystems. This will include:

  • Advancing the field of freshwater ecology by carrying out freshwater fisheries research suitable for publication.
  • Developing and championing NIWA tools that ensure freshwater resource management decision-making is based on the best hydro-ecological information, particularly with respect to maintaining fish communities.
  • Securing consulting revenue for NIWA through preparation of proposals and tenders, and client relationship building.
  • Providing internal and external advice on technical approaches to water allocation, ecological flow requirements and the restoration of instream habitats and ecological communities.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with clients, councils, government agencies and stakeholder groups (including Māori and iwi).
Applicants will have a PhD in freshwater fisheries ecology and experience in carrying out hydro-ecological research and assessments with practical application to water resource management. Experience in writing successful proposals, undertaking environmental consultancy and effective project management is required, along with the ability to write technical reports and science publications. You will be confident presenting your work to both lay and scientific audiences and you will also have the ability to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams, co-ordinate fieldwork programmes and undertake statistical data analyses.

We are offering competitive remuneration benefits, free parking at our Christchurch office and the opportunity to work as part of a collaborative and professional team.

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