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Soil Survey Leader

Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research - Whyalla Jenkins, SA

Biotech, R&D, Science
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Soil Survey Leader
We are seeking a passionate and ambitious soils professional to take leadership of our national soil and land field-mapping projects.
About the opportunity
The primary purpose of this role is to lead the field-survey coordination of Manaaki Whenua's soil survey and land resource mapping projects throughout New Zealand. The successful candidate is also required to contribute to research and consultancy relating to soil and land resource characterisation, digital land/soil mapping, soil proximal sensing, S-Map development, and land classification modelling and application including Land Use Capability (LUC).
The position is open-term (permanent) and full-time (37.5 hours per week), reports to a Capability Leader within the Soils and Landscapes team and is based at Manaaki Whenua's Palmerston North site. We may consider relocating the role to either Hamilton or Lincoln site for truly exceptional candidates.
About you
We are looking for an ambitious and experienced soils professional with a postgraduate qualification in soil science or related discipline, and proven experience in leading and managing field survey projects.
The right candidate will have solid practical skills in mapping and describing soils (and land resources), and experience in running fieldwork projects and field staff. Ideally, you will also have familiarity and competence with the latest digital mapping techniques and proximal soil-sensing technologies, and an appreciation of land classification frameworks, especially Land Use Capability (LUC). You will also be fieldwork-fit and available to travel throughout New Zealand. Experience working in research is an advantage.
Why Manaaki Whenua
Our land, our future - this is the essence of why Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research exists. At Manaaki Whenua we undertake research that focuses on preserving New Zealand's rich biodiversity, improving biosecurity, and protecting the health of the land, fresh water, and soil resources we need for a prosperous future. We recognise the importance of partnerships, the special role of M?ori, and the need to ensure that all New Zealanders have the knowledge, understanding, and tools to truly live in harmony with our precious environment. We are recognised nationally and internationally for the quality of our research and work with a wide range of organisations within New Zealand and globally.
Manaaki Whenua embraces diversity and is committed to an inclusive and respectful workplace where everyone is valued for their unique contribution. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.
What we offer
As an employee of Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research, you will work with passionate and talented people in a caring and family friendly environment, and enjoy good staff benefits and the opportunity for personal growth and career development.
How to apply
Enquiries about the position may be directed to Jeanette King, [email protected]
For further details about Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research, watch this short clip: Manaaki Whenua and visit our website: www.landcareresearch.co.nz.
Applications close on Monday 22nd June 2021 at 5pm NZT