Credit: Dave Allen NIWA

Posted on 03 December 2019

Job opportunity: Synthesis Scientist

We're looking for a dynamic researcher who is keen to help turn research into action. You'll be able to transcend disciplines, and capable of weaving together multiple strands of knowledge generated from across the Sustainable Seas Challenge into user-focused outputs that enable marine managers to implement ecosystem-based management.


  • Full-time
  • Fixed-term: 2 years
  • Location: Wellington or Nelson
  • Deadline: Sunday 5 Jan 2020, 23:55

You'll be an effective communicator who is comfortable engaging with researchers, stakeholders and iwi to identify and develop information, tools and resources into formats that maximise uptake and impact.

You'll work closely with the Synthesis programme lead, the Challenge Leadership Team and the communications team.

You'll have post-graduate qualifications or equivalent experience, with knowledge and skills in at least one of the following: biophysical sciences, social sciences, mātauranga Māori and/or resource management and policy.

Experience working across science and government sectors is an advantage.

You will have excellent writing skills and a creative side eager to construct novel outputs.

To apply visit ScienceNZ Careers


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