[Taxacom] Mycologist Vacancy (Auckland)

Paul Kirk p.kirk at cabi.org
Thu Mar 6 16:03:53 CST 2008


The Plant Health and Environment Laboratory (part of the New Zealand Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry) has a vacancy in Auckland for an experienced Mycologist to provide professional diagnostic and advisory services for fungal diseases (in plants and forestry specimens) collected during surveillance and investigation activities, or intercepted at the border / post entry quarantine. This position requires proven technical, communication, and leadership skills.

The successful applicant will possess a PhD or equivalent qualification (post-graduate degree and relevant technical experience) in mycology. The applicant will also have competent diagnostic skills using traditional and molecular techniques, and proven project management skills. The applicant needs to be a team player with leadership ability, initiative, and sound judgement. Preference will be given to applicants with proven planning and organisational skills, outcome focused, able to prioritise under pressure, adapt to changing demands, and experience within a quality environment.

For further information about the position including remuneration, contact Brett Alexander on tel: +64 9 909 5724, email: brett.alexander at maf.govt.nz <mailto:brett.alexander at maf.govt.nz>  

Depending on experience, the successful candidate will be appointed as a Scientist (Level I) or Senior Scientist (Level II).

Visit www.maf.govt.nz <file://www.maf.govt.nz/>  (click on Employment in MAF) to obtain a job description and apply online or send your application (quoting vacancy no. 08/49) to: Dee Hogenes, Administration Officer, Investigation and Diagnostic Centre, MAF Biosecurity New Zealand, PO Box 40-742, Upper Hutt, New Zealand; Email: dee.hogenes at maf.govt.nz <mailto:dee.hogenes at maf.govt.nz> , Tel: +64 4 894 5614, Fax: +64 4 894 4973.

Applications close on Friday 18 April 2008. 
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