Algal Ecology and Water Quality Technician

Hamilton, New Zealand
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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  • Based in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Permanent, full-time

NIWA is a dynamic research organisation whose purpose is to enhance the economic value and sustainable management of New Zealand's aquatic resources and environments, to provide understanding of climate and the atmosphere and increase resilience to weather and climate hazards to improve safety and wellbeing of New Zealanders. NIWA is New Zealand's largest and pre-eminent provider of climate, freshwater and marine science.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and skilled technician to join our Hamilton research staff. The position has a dual function providing expert technical support in Algal Services and our Water Quality Laboratory. The work in Algal Services involves carrying out identification and enumeration of freshwater and marine algae (phytoplankton) in water samples. This will require prolonged use of microscopy.  Work in the Water Quality Laboratory covers a range of water quality analyses for marine and freshwater samples.

Candidates should have a tertiary qualification, or equivalent experience, in science or technology. Several years' experience as a laboratory analyst is essential and microscopy experience is preferred together with some familiarity of microalgae and their taxonomy. A proven ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team is also essential.

NIWA offers competitive remuneration and benefits.