Postdoctoral Fellow in Applied Biogeochemistry and Nitrogen Removal

Hamilton, New Zealand
23 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
21 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Science
Faculty of Science and Engineering

This opportunity is based at the University's main campus in Hamilton, New Zealand, a city with a population of 160,000 and a mild climate.The School of Science has internationally recognised leadership in environmental research and is dedicated to building a diverse and productive workforce.

We are searching for a highly motivated individual to undertake research for an MBIE funded programme entitled 'New technologies to double the effectiveness of on-farm diffuse pollution mitigation'. The successful candidate will work with an established team of academics and the research will focus on increasing the performance of denitrifying bioreactors for removal of nitrate and phosphorus through surface modification of wood materials.

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field as well as hands-on experience with techniques related to nutrient issues associated with agricultural land use and approaches for decreasing these losses to receiving waters. Experience and expertise will be demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications. You will be expected to undertake laboratory and field research associated with the project and to maintain and make available current knowledge of relevant research areas. An established publication record as well as good writing and verbal communication skills are important criteria for selection.

Salary will be in the range of NZ$74,034 to $89,163 per year, depending on qualifications, skills and experience.

Further project information and enquiries of an academic nature should be directed to Professor Louis Schipper, School of Science, email;

This position is fixed-term for two and a half years.

This position will remain open until filled, but it would be appreciated if applications are submitted by 14 December 2018.

Vacancy number: 380457

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