Scion specialises in research, science and technology development for the forestry industry, wood products and wood-derived materials. We lead new technology development for renewables, bioproducts and energy and the establishment of a broader based bio-economy. In this position you'll lead research into the application of liquid sprays or solid particles that supports key objectives including forest pesticide application, aerial spray modelling and droplet dispersion, pest eradication during bio-security incursions, and insect, disease and weed management.
What are we looking for?
At a personal level you must be innovative, self-motivated and willing to work both independently and as part of a team. We are seeking someone who is bright and personable with the ability to forge relationships with forest growers and other key stakeholders. You will be passionate about your research with a drive to produce high quality science to grow your profile as a national and international specialist in pesticide application science. You will be an effective communicator at all levels and a dedicated individual willing to be part of an enthusiastic team of diverse scientists that embrace Scion's culture of excellence, innovation, collaboration and manaakitaanga. This is an exciting opportunity to join our talented and high performing team. Scion is home to creative science minds and a vibrant culture ensuring employees can pursue innovation and excellence in their science delivery. People enjoy working in our Forest Protection team as we strive to protect NZ's plantation and urban forests from disease and insect challenge.
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