Scientist - Kiwifruit & Subtropicals

Location
Te Puke, Western Bay of Plenty (NZ)
Salary
NZ$80.000 -NZ$95,000
Posted
March 19 2017
Ref
21587
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Govt.
Job Type
Senior Scientist

Te Puke, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand | Vacancy 21587

Plant & Food Research delivers tools to industry that minimise the impacts of production systems on the environment while optimising yield, quality and economic performance.

Our Kiwifruit and Subtropicals team is focused on plant physiology, canopy management and environmental responses aimed at optimising fruit production and enhancing fruit quality. Working closely with the Science Team Leader, you’ll help lead and manage kiwifruit and avocado vine and tree physiology research and the development of innovative, sustainable production technologies.

This will include working in collaboration with the avocado and kiwifruit industries in New Zealand and overseas to develop projects that support their targets and stategies, and then leading the delivery of project outcomes. There will also  be significant interaction with our plant breeders, fruit physiologists, post-harvest researchers, sensory and consumer scientists and biostatisticians.

Ideally, you will have a PhD (or equivalent) and proven experience in a relevant discipline such as plant biology, horticultural science or plant physiology, including whole plant physiology and horticultural production systems. Demonstrated competence in leading and engaging with people will be supported by well-developed communication, interpersonal and relationship abilities.

For more information, registration details and to apply for this position please visit www.careers.plantandfood.co.nz and search under 'Apply for a Job'.

Please quote vacancy number 21587

Applications close 17 April 2017