04 Dec

Fisheries Modeller Jobs Vacancy in Niwa Wellington City

Position
Fisheries Modeller
Company
Niwa
Location
Wellington City WGN
Opening
04 Dec, 2017 30+ days ago

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Fisheries Modeller Jobs Vacancy in Niwa Wellington City Jobs Details:

Job Summary

Fisheries Modeller – Senior/Intermediate Level

Wellington, New Zealand

The Population Modelling Group at NIWA (https://www.niwa.co.nz/) seeks a senior or intermediate level Fisheries Modeller to lead the development of methods including novel approaches for addressing fisheries management problems, develop capability within the group, and contribute to NIWA’s strategic fisheries research direction. At a senior level, you will have a breadth of mathematical, statistical, modelling and programming skills in fisheries analysis, and take on advisory and mentoring roles with colleagues, as well as actively contribute to strategic decision making regarding the direction of fisheries research within NIWA. At an intermediate level, you will have at least five years of experience in applying statistical models for fisheries assessment purposes. The position may include supervision of post-graduate students wishing to pursue fisheries modelling careers. The position offers an opportunity to step up into a leadership role within a large broad-based science institution where cross-disciplinary interchange is expected and encouraged.

This position will join a team of fisheries population biology and stock assessment staff, and will apply statistical and mathematical techniques to problems related to the distribution, abundance, and dynamics of fished populations, and species such as seabirds and marine mammals taken as fishery by-catch. The position supports both consultancy and research projects, focusing on fisheries stock assessment and the effects of fishing on the environment. Cross-disciplinary interactions are encouraged. The work will primarily be on projects contracted to NIWA by the Ministry for Primary Industries, the Department of Conservation, and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, and potentially other clients (e.g., the fishing industry).

The 250 strong NIWA Wellington campus, situated on the shores of beautiful Evans Bay, provides a unique multi-disciplinary work atmosphere with expertise across every aspect of the marine environment readily available for advice or collaboration. NIWA has a convenient location and a flexible family-friendly ethos, and is adjacent to several pre-school child education facilities. Wellington, the capital city, has a vibrant arts and cultural life and provides easy access to the nation’s decision makers.

Responsibilities and Duties

The purpose of this position is to lead complex fisheries assessment research, develop capability within NIWA’s fisheries modelling team, and contribute to NIWA’s strategic fisheries research direction. The position offers an opportunity to step up into a leadership role within a large broad-based science institution where cross-disciplinary interchange is expected and encouraged . The appointee will provide the leadership skills to maintain NIWA’s position as the primary New Zealand research provider of high quality, stakeholder-relevant fisheries science.

Qualifications and Skills

  • A senior appointee will have 10 or more years of experience in quantitative fisheries stock assessment and related fields.
  • An intermediate level appointee will have three or more years of experience in quantitative fisheries stock assessment or a related field.
  • Demonstrated application of relevant statistical principles and methods to fisheries or marine ecosystem questions.
  • Experience in the development and application of simulation models and analytical tools.
  • Track record of preparing research tenders, presentations to stakeholder groups, reports and scientific papers.

A more senior appointee will demonstrate greater experience and complexity in all above areas as well as have experience in staff supervision. Student supervision is not a requirement but may be arranged.

Benefits

Professional development opportunities

Varied, interesting, and challenging work

Flexible working arrangements

KiwiSaver (Superannuation scheme)

Health & Life Insurance

Discounts on gym, health & fitness memberships

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $80,000.00 to $110,000.00 /year


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